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McFlurrey06
04-29-2008, 11:11 AM
Just as the title says, I need a rebuild. I was quoted at 1600-2000 for the rebuild, but I'm 19 and don't have that cash. I was wondering if its too big of a mess to buy a used trans and then try to rebuild it myself over the summer. I'd build it to withstand some more power down the line if I ever get there. I just have a couple of questions.

I can use any 99+ 3.4 trans right?

Where can I get a rebuild Manuel?

I know the basics for beefing it up. The Blue Plate Special, alum. pistons. But what else would I need to make this thing last/hold some power.



(And if this happens any metro Detroit people wanna have some fun with it)

timka86
04-29-2008, 01:35 PM
I'll sell you mine for 300 bucks. I rebuilt it about 30k miles ago, reason I'm getting rid of it is that I have a 6 speed manual in my grand am now. it has a totall of 111,112 miles on the trans. But like i said I rebuilt it at about 82000, with Borg Warner solenoids and disks, all new seals. it's from an 00 grand am GT 4T-45E. I have a for sale thread, I'll find it for you in a sec.

here it is: http://www.grandamgt.com/forum/showthread.php?t=74338

and if you don't want the trans, I have the book for rebuilding it, so if you want that I can sell you that.

McFlurrey06
04-29-2008, 05:57 PM
Doesn't look like the family is gonna let me take over the garage to do the rebuild my self. Gonna have to save the cash, to get it done.

anyone wanna doante to a good cause??

GrandAmC9
06-01-2008, 05:51 PM
hey tim is your trans still for sale im interested
how hard is it to rebuild this trans, i herd somewhere on here that its pretty easy, and would rather rebuild mine than drive hours to pick one up or anything. also wondering if there are any "special tools" needed or to make the job easier -
thanks

timka86
06-01-2008, 11:28 PM
sold my trans already, but to change some of the seals you will need some special tools. I had them custom made, I suppose a dealer would have them as well.

GrandAmC9
06-02-2008, 12:14 AM
so for the overall rebuild i wont need a press or anything?

timka86
06-02-2008, 08:32 AM
so for the overall rebuild i wont need a press or anything?

nope, the special tools are for setting the seals in properly withouth damaging them, and a hammer. no press.

GrandAmC9
06-02-2008, 01:25 PM
thanks tim