Transmission swap

Discussion in 'LR4' started by scott schmerge, May 9, 2019.

Should I or shouldn’t I

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  1. BeemerNut

    BeemerNut Full Access Member

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    Screw that crap (LR prices). I'd take a not too favorite box wrench, cut off then Tig welded a square drive onto it. A cheap tool you'll never use again anyway.
    Sunnen 1/2 ton transmission jack the best tool to own when owning a LR. Eight 9" x 9" x 24" long structural beams (EFCO SUPER STUD) filled with bolt holes with chocks allowing any vehicle lifting height bolted together be it frame, suspension (axles) or under mounted tyres.
    A solid secured vehicle you can yank around with safety. I hate 3 legged jack stands after seeing a fire rescue removing a person after an engine install went bad knocking the truck off the stands.

    Followed your adventure, sorry to read your "tapping out" when your almost there. Relocate stands then pull the diff.
    Almost sounds like a job for Mr. Hole Saw making a vent hole through the firewall "if" that's what it took to get at those bolts. Compact tight spaces, try working on any Jap car especially a Subaru engine.

    Land Rover made in England by Beefeater's, go finger.

    PS, dad called my 95 D1 the "Limey Lemon" except the 215 Olds engine he used to modify and hot rod years ago. Same engine attraction had me and why the LR purchase, the 5 spd closed the deal.....~~=o&o>......
     
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    Yes, was literally two dozen bolts away from done...but four of those f’ers were behind a diff that I am unwilling to move, so she’s all patched up now and will be running her tomorrow to get a proper job done. $1000 is a good deal and I will be grateful to pay it.

    It’s a job that anyone can do, I just don’t have that kind of time. Special tool is unnecessary but I have one now if I ever need one...like when I buy an LR3. Convinced that’s my next truck in the quiver...preferably one that needs a solid rebuilt trans and one that I get for a song!
     
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  3. BeemerNut

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    I bet your frustration hit its peak about now.
    On the bright side you've become more intimate with your LR plus finding out its goofy quirks.
    Bier time and lots of it is due.....~~=o&o>......
     
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    Truck is promised back in my hands tomorrow PM. Can’t wait... been fighting transmission issue since day 1 with her. More than ecstatic

    Almost ready for another 150k
     
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    scott schmerge Full Access Member

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    It’s now going to be next week. He said with the LR4, its like Land Rover started with the transmission and built the truck around it...he’s got the old one out at least.

    Seems to again support the body off method.

    It’s like waiting for Christmas morning.
     
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  6. BeemerNut

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    No, it's better than Christmas especially if it's a me to me picked out gift.
    A transmission hell yeah, keep your checkered shocks and Tee shirt gifts.

    Original untouched pair of Medium Riser 427 Ford FE was a surprise gift from the wifey for Christmas. Only took three years of wish list notes to sink in getting into the wifey's poker winnings, i'm worth it.....~~=o&o>.......
     
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    +1 for taking the body off...
     
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    She’s back! Shifts are crisp, no shudder! Case closed.

    My guy said he’ll never do another one...but he got it buttoned up just like it was. He did a new bridge seal and sleeves and put my metal pan on the new transmission.

    He went in from underneath.

    I’m very happy and only $1600 lighter.

    Body off, if you are brave enough, but it was worth the $ for me to have him do it.

    Now to figure out what to do with this used trans...I think valve body is good as are solenoids (new). Transmission is also good, as far as I know. Failure was in torque converter.
     
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    I would pay $1,600.00 before I did that one myself in the garage.

    Good decision.

    Glad its working right for you.
     
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