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Old 06-18-2018, 02:25 AM
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It seems odd that the engineer of the transmission would suggest checking fluid flow points for a trans that won't go into park which is a purely mechanical thing, unless I'm missing something where those ports will somehow interrupt the park pawl from being able to move.
 
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Rebuild vs reman 4r100

Hey guys, gonna get into this thing today if weather allows. I have another question.
is it more cost effective to rebuild my trans w a professiinal, or buy one of the reman and stick it in? There's a guy in Jax FL about 3 hours away who boasts about his rebuilds on Craigslist, and how he can rebuild it for guys w over sized tires, and also based on how you use the truck. I'm not sure what all needs to be done on a rebuild, (if it's truly a failed unit) because I'm not a transmission guy. But is there really things you can do in a rebuild to make it better or stronger, besides the bullet tc? Is a bullet tc even needed? (I do run on 35s and off road at my hunt camp 1 per week. I also tow a boat quite a bit)
I just wanna be sure what to expect, if I'm dropping big money on a large repair. Hell, I don't even know what a fair price looks like I've seen too many prices vary.
 
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Old 06-18-2018, 05:49 AM
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Reread the original post.
 
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It seems odd that the engineer of the transmission would suggest checking fluid flow points for a trans that won't go into park which is a purely mechanical thing, unless I'm missing something where those ports will somehow interrupt the park pawl from being able to move.
Your reading comprehension is not up to par. Nowhere in the post does he say it won't go into park. He says it won't engage into gear, but if he puts it in park again and then into gear it often will engage.
 
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Your reading comprehension is not up to par. Nowhere in the post does he say it won't go into park. He says it won't engage into gear, but if he puts it in park again and then into gear it often will engage.
this is true. However, I don't get any gear now. Not even park. It acts as if it is in neutral forever.
 
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Chock the wheels and set the parking brake.

DO NOT START THE ENGINE FOR THIS TEST!
While one person watches the shift linkage at the transmission have a second person move the shift lever from P all the way to 1, one position at a time. Does the shift linkage move each time? If so, the pan needs to come off.
With the pan off, repeat the test. Does the internal linkage move each time, and is it connected to the manual valve in the valve body? If all of this checks out, I suspect the transfer case has failed.
 
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Chock the wheels and set the parking brake.

DO NOT START THE ENGINE FOR THIS TEST!
While one person watches the shift linkage at the transmission have a second person move the shift lever from P all the way to 1, one position at a time. Does the shift linkage move each time? If so, the pan needs to come off.
With the pan off, repeat the test. Does the internal linkage move each time, and is it connected to the manual valve in the valve body? If all of this checks out, I suspect the transfer case has failed.
will try this and report findings.
 
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Originally Posted by Mark Kovalsky View Post
Chock the wheels and set the parking brake.

DO NOT START THE ENGINE FOR THIS TEST!
While one person watches the shift linkage at the transmission have a second person move the shift lever from P all the way to 1, one position at a time. Does the shift linkage move each time? If so, the pan needs to come off.
With the pan off, repeat the test. Does the internal linkage move each time, and is it connected to the manual valve in the valve body? If all of this checks out, I suspect the transfer case has failed.
Good catch! I missed the detail that this is a 4WD truck. So add one more stupid check... Is the transfer case in gear or in neutral?

ETA: I'm assuming the truck was towed home, the tow operator could have put the transfer case in neutral. I know there is still a failure somewhere, still worth checking it to avoid compound confusion potential.
 
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Gonna rebuild it!

Well, I a transmission mechanic look at it. He basically said it was trashed and needs rebuilt. I'm going to opt out of all the "monster" reman type stuff you can buy online. I've learned they are not dependable at all. They have like a less than 2 rating w bbb, and some really.bad reviews. I'd rather just deal with a local guy for possible warranty issues if they so arise. The local mechanic is going to do all the work, r&r and rebuild my trans rather than install a reman. When I asked him if he is going to simply swap it, in his words he said "Hell no. We are going to rebuild your transmission. I'm not installing someone else's junk." He also said he'd rather be on the hook for everything. I like that.
So, thanks for the input as of now fellas. Looks like I'm gonna drop about $2500 to $3000 depending on what failed when he opens it up all the way.
However, I will come back to this thread and let everyone know exactly what failed after he gets it all apart and such. I hate incomplete threads. I've searched threads in the past with different issues, and have been left hanging, wondering what the fix is/was.
Thanks again for all the help!
All for now,
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Good luck amigo. BTW did you do Marks test on the trans case? Just curious

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He didn't think the transfer case was the issue, but he did say he was going to check it as well.
Will fill you in as I find out.
Thanks again brotherman!
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Often!!! Try to solve and get insight, just rearended.

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Saving names tho.

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Rebuilt

Well guys, I appreciate all the help. Sorry I didn't get right back to y'all, but I got busy.
The transmission mechanic said I broke a shaft in the tranny and also sheared some gears.
So I got a new converter, cooler, and total rebuild... $2650
 
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