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Any body know what a new Tranny cost from the factory for a 98 V-6?

Also any one had one rebuilt that can give me some idea what they cost to have done?

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Sorry It's an Auto
 

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Sexy taco has one w/ transfer case for sale:
http://www.ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=63030

Not sure if she wants to sell the transmission and transfer w/o the engine, but you can ask.

Also, places like Level 10 and IPT are great places that do valve body and transmission work. Might contact them about rebuild pricing.
 

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Any body know what a new Tranny cost from the factory for a 98 V-6?

Also any one had one rebuilt that can give me some idea what they cost to have done?

Thanks,

Sorry It's an Auto

That 04' Transmission won't work in your truck. You need a 98' -00'. I just picked up one with 12000 miles on it for $740. Most of them with under 50K miles go for $1400+ w/out the transfer case. You can get a remanufactured from autozone for $1800 and I think they give you $500 for the core charge on your old one.

I found mine on car-part.com Personally, I wanted a low mileage trans over the reman'ed unit.
 

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It''s got to be less than what my wife spends at the casino, when she go's each week?
 

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Here’s the deal. I bought the truck brand new and it is meticulous except I never got around to changing the tranny fluid. It now has 100k on it. The dipstick since new has been a pain in the ass to get back in once out. It won't go down the bends in the tube.

Any way's I always assumed it would last 100k without changing for some reason, probably because my last car was like that.

Anyway I finally looked at it and while it is still red it is slightly discolored. I was going to have it flushed but after reading many horror stories about that here and other places I have decided it is probably better to leave it till it dies than try to change it now. It shifts normal and fine as of now and I can probably get another 50000 miles out of it but I am starting to think about changing tranny when it goes and wonder what it would cost. If I can get a used or rebuilt for around $1500 or less I guess that won’t be too bad.

Any one think I should change the fluid at this stage?

I only drive it about 3-4k a year at this point.

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I want to say Marlin's are $1000, maybe thats just manuals though?
 

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In your case the best thing to do(or what I would do) is drain(not flush) the tranny fluid and fill it back up, drive on it for about 5k miles then drain it again, go another 5k and then flush it.
 

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If he wants a new transmission, this is the best way to do it.

Leave the fluid
I think what kills the tranny removing all the fluid at once when it hasn't received maintenance in a long time, a draining of the tranny should be OK.
 

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I think what kills the tranny removing all the fluid at once when it hasn't received maintenance in a long time, a draining of the tranny should be OK.
I've personally killed 3 transmissions and have seen 2 others after fluid changes that were done on transmissions that were never serviced in their lives. 1 of those tranmissions was on a D-cab PreRunner. All of these transmissions were at 90k+ miles and were on Toyota/Lexus or Nissan vehicles.
 

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I've personally killed 3 transmissions and have seen 2 others after fluid changes that were done on transmissions that were never serviced in their lives. 1 of those tranmissions was on a D-cab PreRunner. All of these transmissions were at 90k+ miles and were on Toyota/Lexus or Nissan vehicles.
I killed mine this way too. Mine died after replacing my flexplate and installing a valvebody. My truck will not roll in reverse at all. I hadn't changed the fluid in over 70K miles.
 

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you have a drain plug on your transmission, change the fluid every oil change for about six oil changes. the trans holds about six quarts in the pan once you do this the fluid in the whole trans will be fresh. I got my truck with 149000 miles on the clock and according to the service records the only tim the trans was serviced was at 38000 miles. I done this and now i change the fluid in the pan every 10000 miles[every other oil change] I now have 250000 on the truck and i have had no major issues with the trans. Dont worry about the filter, its just a screen with no actual filter element in it so it will last a very long time.
 

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What I have heard is when the fluid gets this old, varnish forms on the parts inside and kind of keeps things together. When new fluid is added or more extreme measures as flushing are done it knocks all this stuff loose and it circualtes through the tranny, causing all the clutches and such to slip and over heat. Hence the tranny fries.

? to Knuckleduster, what did your fluid look like the first time you drained it?

Like I said mine is not to bad, just very slightly discolored and no burning smell yet. Kinda makes me lean towrds the draining and refilling in stages route and hope for the best.
 
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