I threw the code for the tq converter slipping the other night, on my first drive with the truck and it went into hard shifting-increased line pressure mode.
I's like to get out of this as cheap as possible, BTS is NOT an option, and i don't think woods is either, loosing the job in jan, so i'd like to save as much money as possible right now.
Here is my plan so far-
- Dump the fluid, if its dark brown, or if there is an excessive amount of metal in the pan, i know its toast, and i have to do a rebuild.
No metal in pan/nice fluid I'll do the following-
- Clean valve body and possibly install a shift kit, any recommendations?
- Replace torque converter and front pump, I see them on ebay for 350 for a TC
, and about 150 for a rebuilt pump, this seems to be the cheapest option right now.
I'd like to get at least one season of plowing out of this truck, not planning to do any power upgrades right now, just plan on using it as a money-maker.
Is there a tool list of what i would NEED to rebuild the trans, i know alot of the trans manual have some extra do-dads for troubleshooting and other stuff that can be accomplished with reg tools. Rebuilding a trans is within my mechanical ability, I just need to figure out what tools i need to do them.
Any input is appreciated.