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Old 08-15-2013, 12:01 AM   #1
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02 3spd Auto tranny

Hey everyone lately i have found the need to cross some deep water to get where im going and i have heard that my auto tranny hates it! what did you guys have to do to "Waterproof" you Auto 3 speed tranny and if there is any easy ways without pulling the tranny please do tell. Thanks!

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Old 08-15-2013, 11:03 AM   #3
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Unfortunately, you can't add a breather hose to the vent on a 32RH transmission.
The existing vent needs to be plugged and another vent made so an extended breather tube can be used.
I had my transmission out at the shop for another job and asked the guys to relocate the vent while they had it out.
gave them this information here..
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Then adding an extended breather (blue hose) which I've fastened near the brake booster on the firewall.
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Old 08-18-2013, 03:16 PM   #4
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Unfortunately, you can't add a breather hose to the vent on a 32RH transmission.
The existing vent needs to be plugged and another vent made so an extended breather tube can be used.
I had my transmission out at the shop for another job and asked the guys to relocate the vent while they had it out.
gave them this information here..
Relocating vent on 32rh 3 speed auto - JeepForum.com

And they ended up plugging the existing vent...
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Adding a new vent on top of the housing...
Attachment 286156

Then adding an extended breather (blue hose) which I've fastened near the brake booster on the firewall.
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So until i do this how deep can i go? Just above the floor pan or up to the tub door cutout?
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Old 08-18-2013, 05:33 PM   #5
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kinda depends on the situation, water in the 32 will basically desintegrate the clutches and stop the tranny from doing her job. I wouldnt go deeper than mid tire like jeep says for our 02's untill you relocate the breather for the trans and extend other breathers. The 32 is a strong trans that will last if properly maintained, and no water in it.
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Old 12-09-2013, 11:19 PM   #6
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i might just do this when i get my sye kit in that way i can change my rear main seal too while im at it

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