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This is a discussion on Transmission Rebuild Tools within the Tools forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I have never delved into the black magic realm of an automatic transmission rebuild. I think it is time I ...

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    I have never delved into the black magic realm of an automatic transmission rebuild. I think it is time I made an attempt at this and may start with the 200R-4 in our Monte Carlo SS. Right now, it's mission is to get into high gear as fast as it possibly can and this is really not helping the 180 horses that move our car.

    If I were to take the plunge, what sort of tools do I need to tear into one of these things? I know that a rebuild manual is an absolute and in addition to the factory book will be sure to pick something else up that covers performance modifications. I already have circlip pliers, seal drivers, and such. What else should I be looking for?

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    I always wanted to build a 2004R for my '88 Cutlass Supreme Classic, but never did. I did all the research on what I wanted but never took the plunge.
    To a certain extent you can get around buying some of the special tools by using different techniques, using common tools, or by making some tools very inexpensively. I can't remember any specifics to the 2004R, but a good aftermarket rebuild manual will show the tools and/or alternative methods

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    ^^ Thanks. I always page through the book before I tackle a new job. I am really not well versed in how an auto trans works or what all the components are. They actually kind of scare me, which is funny as I am not one to hesitate on ripping into anything mechanical.

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    Tools needed for 200r4


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    Dial indicator with clamp and 8" adjustment rod
    Drive shaft yoke
    Snap ring pliers
    Brass drift
    Hammer(ford wrench...)
    Screwdrivers
    10mm socket
    13mm socket
    Torque wrench (3/8" preferred)
    Feeler gauges(I use a .008 gauge for a lip seal tool but lipseal tool is preferred)
    #27 Torx bit(stator support change)
    Misc sockets(seal drivers.. That 3/4" drive set has to be used for something...)
    Drill (3/8 v.speed) and drill bits
    Bushing drivers

    Parts List

    Rebuild kit (Art Carr or Mike Kurtz)
    Shift kit (Art Carr or Mike Kurtz)
    Pressure regulator valve (Art Carr or Mike Kurtz)
    Transmission drain plug(now's the time to install it)
    Hardened stator support (Art Carr or Mike Kurtz)
    10 vain pump(optional) (Art Carr or Mike Kurtz)
    Hardened pump rings (Trans go,Art Carr or Mike Kurtz)
    2nd gear band (kevlar preferred, Art Carr or Mike Kurtz) if not use GM #8634919
    Bearing(sun gear to internal gear) GM #8628962(if required)
    Bearing(Thrust Rear carrier to lo/reverse roller clutch) GM #8648389 (if plastic washer installed)
    Plate(lo/reverse clutch waved) GM #8633371
    Washer(input drum to housing copper) GM #8626372
    Bearing(front carrier to sun gear) GM #8633875(if required)
    Bearing(internal gear to carrier) GM #8628202(if required)
    Plate(forward clutch backing(6.31mm)) GM #8628088
    Plate(forward clutch waved) GM #8628085
    Plate(Direct clutch backing(4.50mm)) GM #8632570
    Bearing(overdrive carrier to internal gear) GM #8634035 (if required)
    Bearing(overdrive carrier to sun gear thrust) GM #8634035 (if required)
    Plate(overrun clutch backing) GM #8634864
    Plate(4th clutch backing) GM #8634866
    Screen(pump solenoid) GM #8627509

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    Looks like I have everything but the parts. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Ford wrench?


    Looks like I have everything but the parts. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    ^^ Thanks. I always page through the book before I tackle a new job. I am really not well versed in how an auto trans works or what all the components are. They actually kind of scare me, which is funny as I am not one to hesitate on ripping into anything mechanical.
    I like using this site, which explains more technical things pretty easily.

    http://auto.howstuffworks.com/automa...ansmission.htm

    It's several pages and covers the basics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    Tools needed for 200r4


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    Dial indicator with clamp and 8" adjustment rod
    Drive shaft yoke
    Snap ring pliers
    Brass drift
    Hammer(ford wrench...)
    Screwdrivers
    10mm socket
    13mm socket
    Torque wrench (3/8" preferred)
    Feeler gauges(I use a .008 gauge for a lip seal tool but lipseal tool is preferred)
    #27 Torx bit(stator support change)
    Misc sockets(seal drivers.. That 3/4" drive set has to be used for something...)
    Drill (3/8 v.speed) and drill bits
    Bushing drivers

    Parts List

    Rebuild kit (Art Carr or Mike Kurtz)
    Shift kit (Art Carr or Mike Kurtz)
    Pressure regulator valve (Art Carr or Mike Kurtz)
    Transmission drain plug(now's the time to install it)
    Hardened stator support (Art Carr or Mike Kurtz)
    10 vain pump(optional) (Art Carr or Mike Kurtz)
    Hardened pump rings (Trans go,Art Carr or Mike Kurtz)
    2nd gear band (kevlar preferred, Art Carr or Mike Kurtz) if not use GM #8634919
    Bearing(sun gear to internal gear) GM #8628962(if required)
    Bearing(Thrust Rear carrier to lo/reverse roller clutch) GM #8648389 (if plastic washer installed)
    Plate(lo/reverse clutch waved) GM #8633371
    Washer(input drum to housing copper) GM #8626372
    Bearing(front carrier to sun gear) GM #8633875(if required)
    Bearing(internal gear to carrier) GM #8628202(if required)
    Plate(forward clutch backing(6.31mm)) GM #8628088
    Plate(forward clutch waved) GM #8628085
    Plate(Direct clutch backing(4.50mm)) GM #8632570
    Bearing(overdrive carrier to internal gear) GM #8634035 (if required)
    Bearing(overdrive carrier to sun gear thrust) GM #8634035 (if required)
    Plate(overrun clutch backing) GM #8634864
    Plate(4th clutch backing) GM #8634866
    Screen(pump solenoid) GM #8627509
    Jeez, post the link so he gets the other information also

    http://www.gnttype.org/techarea/tran.../200rebld.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi-Po View Post
    Jeez, post the link so he gets the other information also

    http://www.gnttype.org/techarea/tran.../200rebld.html
    First of all, he asked for tools so I already provided that info and then some. Anyone who thinks they are going to get everything they need to know on how to rebuild an auto transmission from the internet should give up now.. I'm pretty sure he knows this..... Hense the thread title ("transmission rebuild tools") and why he mentioned the books/manuals ... I've got 20 years in the game and alot of interaction/communication with Jeff through this site. I'm pretty sure he understands what's going on.. Good day...
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    Thanks for the info guys. I usually do a lot of reading and question asking before I tackle something new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post


    Thanks for the info guys. I usually do a lot of reading and question asking before I tackle something new.
    Yeah I figured.. I did'nt mean to sound like an ass tho..

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    Wowza. Somewhere that took a dive. Just thought I would post that as I had saw it earlier, never hurts to have additional reading material.

    Everything is OK

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi-Po View Post
    Wowza. Somewhere that took a dive. Just thought I would post that as I had saw it earlier, never hurts to have additional reading material.

    Everything is OK
    My bad I was'nt tryin' to jack ya.

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    get a rebuild dvd and watch it a few times.....they will tell ya all the tools ya need.......its what i did

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    the hard part is deciding how much ya wanna spend on the parts.....ya gets what ya pay 4

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjsingle1 View Post
    get a rebuild dvd and watch it a few times.....they will tell ya all the tools ya need.......its what i did

    Any in particular that you recommend?

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    PM sent....

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