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Old November 14th, 2011, 05:41 PM   #1
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i dont know if this is a good spot in the forums or not, but does anyone know of a good place in the Grand rapids area to get a TH400 rebuilt?
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Old November 14th, 2011, 05:50 PM   #2
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It's not in Grand Rapids. We had Shift N Go rebuild turbo 350's, 700r4's, and a 727 for a scout. They all work good and they had good turn arround time.

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Old November 14th, 2011, 06:12 PM   #3
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Buy a video and a good rebuild kit and do it yourself. I just finished a 700R4 myself and it was fairly straight forward. A th400 should be cake.
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what do you do about flushing every thing out? or dont you have to?
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Old November 14th, 2011, 06:24 PM   #5
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After disassembly you clean all the hard parts and case in a plastic tub with solvent. Many, many times.
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Old November 26th, 2011, 08:50 PM   #6
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whats a good place to get a master rebuild kit?
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Old November 26th, 2011, 11:46 PM   #7
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Swains Transmissions in Ionia. Dell has been doing transmissions for a very long time. He built the th350 in my Jeep, and god knows how much abuse that thing sees every year.
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http://www.transmissionpartsusa.com/Default.asp

i used them when i rebuilt the trans in my Ram.
get yourself a small rubbermaid tub and a gallon or two of mineral spirits, and 4-6 cans of brake cleaner.

the key to rebuilding a trans for someone who hasnt done it before is dis-assembling it in sub-assemblies.
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Old November 27th, 2011, 10:53 AM   #9
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Automatic transmissions are the one item I have avoided. I don't really want to screw it up and have to go through all the hassle to pull it back out again. I've had really good luck with KillerB and TrannyTom.
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Automatic transmissions are the one item I have avoided. I don't really want to screw it up and have to go through all the hassle to pull it back out again. I've had really good luck with KillerB and TrannyTom.
Must be true, the old dogs new tricks thing eh?
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what do you do about flushing every thing out? or dont you have to?
Don't forget to flush your trans cooler out really well also.
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I have had West Michigan Transmissions rebuild 2 TH400's, 3 Th350, a 700r4, a 200r4, and a 2 speed power glide. I have never had any complaints with them. In most cases I pulled the vehicle there and drove it away the next week.
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Must be true, the old dogs new tricks thing eh?
Yeah, pretty much.
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I prefer to think of it as...
When you want things to last, take it to a professional
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