Join Date: Nov 2006
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47 rh transmission failure
Not having much luck with transmissions, in oct 05 I broke down and purchased an aftermarket rebuild rather than having my original one rebuilt AGAIN. it has been just over a year and the new one has failed. I was not too worried about it as it was under warranty, until this morning, when I found out that the company I bought it from went out of business. so now, not having the 4000 to spend again, I took the transmission apart, to find out that it has nothing that it was supposed to have and is nothing more than a basic rebuild with a billet converter. Evidently the best we can guess, (checked with some people locally) something was wrong with the clearances in the front section (the overdrive section is all OK) All the thrust washers are wasted, both planetaries in the front section are junk, the sun shell is bent where it sits between the two planetary gears as well. Enough with the problems, I intend to put it back together myself with all new parts and I have a couple of questions. I used to have a valve body (aftermarket) in a previous transmission that allowed me to lock the converter in all 4 gears (switch on dash) the one I have now behaves as stock. What do I have to do to the valve body to be able to get lockup in all gears? Is there any way to get cooler oil flow when the converter is unlocked, as I understand, the cooler flow only runs when the converter is locked up? I do most repairs / upgrades with my truck myself and have rebuilt automatics before, just not the 47rh and under these power demands. any suggestions, hints would be appreciated, need to have her back on the road by wednesday night, parts are on the way.
Thanks for any help in advance!
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