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Old 01-13-2004, 11:14 PM   #1
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hey all i have an issue... i have a 1996 pontiac sse with around 42K on it i got nothing special but a massive sub... anway to the point my tranny died.. they said that it needed to be completley rebuilt.. clutch paks. gaskets, seals, tourgue converter the whole lot of the tranny... not totaly in the usual... but its a retivtaly shelted car. i am getting it fixed and i was quoted 2,035 for a rebuild parts and labor... but i was wondering if there was an manual conversion out there or any way to beef up an automatic.. i figured aslong as im putting money into it why not get some hp built in, i would appreaiate any help on thismatter thanks again .. oh andmy current transmission slips into first second third and reverse... thanks agian..
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With 42K sheltered miles I am shocked your tranny is dead I'm not sure on a manual conversion, but maybe you could find a 4T60E-HD auto tranny that may be a little better. If you aren't looking to add some SERIOUS power and modify it extensively, then the rebuilt 4T60E you have will be fine IMO. I'd just get an intake and exhaust to start for some power adders.
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The original tranny in my GTP went at 56k, but that was because the first owner beat it up badly. He even managed to crack the reverse gear, so that had to be replaced along with everything else.
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$2k sounds steep, you could get a reinforced/performance rebuild for that price.
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Yeah thats what I paid for my rebuild and I had quite a bit replaced in mine to beef it up...hmm...BUT I did 'hand deliver' it to the shop. That 2k I'm sure includes removal and installation which is a fair chunk of labor.
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Fair price if labor is included. And most of us aren't willing to pull the sucker ourselves
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Although two of us are going to attempt a swap when i get a new tranny
gonna be fun
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Please tell me that you're not volunteering my services on this swap WITHOUT the use of a lift?

Please?

We're not going to shoot pictures. We're gonna need video of this one. How many 2x4 blocks are we gonna need to roll that sucker out of there?



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yeah the car was my grandmothers before mine.. so it wasseny beat up but however the car was serviced on his cheddule i have all the records.. it was making a whaleing sound each time i started it but quited down when i put it into gear, also you think a hd tranny would de better the 2K is for a complete rebuild as well as labor so i hope that sounds allright i also am going to have a grand left on my payments. so i am looking for a job like a mad man im a senior in high school, while my trans am was alittle bit more of a status symbol im proud of my speed advantage and ill look into the HD tranny if you all think its going to be an wise investment is it anymore cost effctive than the reg one? thanks again, peace
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Here'* a tranny from another thread.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...tem=2452804494
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