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Old 10-05-2012, 10:21 PM   #1
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32rh transmission replacement

So since my transmission went out this past Sunday I have been hunting around for a replacement since no one around here seems to be able to rebuild it, at least not for a reasonable price, so I mananged to find one in a local yard for 450 with the converter, so I'm going to tear mine out and go get this one next week so I can get the jeep back on the road. What I would like to know is anything you guys would recommened I do while I have the transmission out, I already plan to replace the oil pan gasket and rear main seal, as well as the front pump and output shaft seal on the transmission. I would like to know if putting a trans cooler and a trans temp gauge on it would be worthwile and if so any recommendations to some that aren't to horribly expensive as I'm kinda on a tight budget since I just got laid off for the rest of the month from my job. Any opinions or thoughts are much appreciated

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Old 10-06-2012, 12:16 AM   #2
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Dangit man, I have a 32RH sitting in my garage in great condition I've been trying to get rid of. And I live in SC, so if you ever need another one I'm your man

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Dangit man, I have a 32RH sitting in my garage in great condition I've been trying to get rid of. And I live in SC, so if you ever need another one I'm your man
Well I ain't got the other one yet, I mean I don't really wanna drive that far but if the price is right.
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how much kbarber?
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Depends on if you want just the transmission or all the stuff for a swap.....

PM me if you're interested.

And OP what's the right price?
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ops ment to PM just filling space
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So long as you're not planning on driving through water deep enough to flood the transmission through its vent located in front between the input shaft and top, I'd install it as is. I'd fill it with fresh ATF+4 and go with it as is.

You can add a temperature gauge and cooler later, having the transmission out won't really affect or make either of those two jobs significantly easier. There is a minor bit of ATF that will leak out when you cut the hard coolant line to insert the sender fitting but that's no big deal.
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Ok yea I was looking at the vent relocation I may do it just depends on what my father in law(who is the one helping me put it in) says. but yea I wanna put a cooler and a guage in it but didn't know if it would be any easier now that when it was all assembled but thanks for that info jerry
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Depends on if you want just the transmission or all the stuff for a swap.....

PM me if you're interested.

And OP what's the right price?
Idk would have to be pretty cheap though I can get that one for 450 and its only 30 mins up the road, and comes with a 6 month warrenty. And I googled it and it said ur like 4 1/2 hours from me so that's quite a drive, really wish I was closer would love to get it
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So long as you're not planning on driving through water deep enough to flood the transmission through its vent located in front between the input shaft and top, I'd install it as is. I'd fill it with fresh ATF+4 and go with it as is.
I would do it regardless, it is easy to do and very inexpensive. Since you plan on replacing the front pump seal anyway you might as well do it. I welded my existing vent hole shut but If you do not have access to a welder you can tap the hole with a pipe tap (forget the exact size) and screw a plug into it. After that all you need to do is drill hole into the top of the case and thread in a nipple that you can attach a breather hose to. I didn't take any pics of the hole welded shut but here is where I added the new vent to my 32RH.

Here is a link to the writeup I used when I did mine.
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/jeep-...-write-up.html
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Ok so got the trans dropped, the exahust dropped and the oil pan dropped so I can start reassembling things in the next couple days, got the front pump off and the hole tapped and plugged, my question is this I bought a fitting to go in the top of the transmission but my father in law said it looks to be to big for what I need and recommended that I get a smaller one, but seeing as this is a first for both of us we aren't sure so I'm here to ask u guys. Which one of these should I use or does it matter?

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He says the one on the left looks to big and we should use the one on the right what do u guys think?
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Well got it all finished up tonight, filled her up and took her for a spin and shifted so crisp if I coulda cut a flip while drivin I would have, but now hopefully I will not have to worry about a few things since I did some extra stuff while I had it out, replaced the oil pan gasket, rear main seal, exhaust flange gasket, and relocated the vent for the trans to the top of the case, and extended the line for the transfer case up and t-ed them together and ran them both up into the inside of the hood
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32 rh?

So the 32 rh is the transmissions in a jeep?

I need some help since my brother and I manage to get dirt nasty sandy water in the transmisson through the hole on the top of the transmission.

My problem is that after a few filter change outs- and many small flushes, my jeep still dosn't shift right.

So do I pull the trannsmission and take it some were to get it re-built or do I take off the valve body?
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So the 32 rh is the transmissions in a jeep?

I need some help since my brother and I manage to get dirt nasty sandy water in the transmisson through the hole on the top of the transmission.

My problem is that after a few filter change outs- and many small flushes, my jeep still dosn't shift right.

So do I pull the trannsmission and take it some were to get it re-built or do I take off the valve body?
It all depends, on year and engine size, based off of ur screenname if u have a 6cyl u should have the 32rh and if I'm not mistaken the 4cyl came with a 30rh but If u got water n it it prolly needs to be rebuilt, and make sure u relocated the breather while ur messing with it.
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well today my brother and I decide that it would be a good idea to take the valve body off and to see what was going on inside of it. turns out that i found more sandy gunky crap. Next weekend we are going to try to pull the whole tranny as a whole, because who know where esle sand could be hiding.

i have a 98 tj sport, with the 6cly and three speed.
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That transmission is very likely toast at this point. Even if you get every bit of water & sand out, the water has certainly by now dissolved the water-soluble glue that holds friction surfaces in place. A flooded automatic transmission must be flushed with fresh ATF immediately to have any hope of saving it.
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I did add some sea-foam trans tune to help with the flushing process, and that has seemed to help out alot . the fluid has gone from a milky red color to a darker red color, but it still has that slight burned smell to it . that could also be the crappy clothes that got soaked with the old nasty fluid to.

We did flush it pretty quick after we got it home, we didnt drive it back home we had to trailer it back. Since it didnt move at all, but it does move alittle now. i did take it down to car wash to wash off the body of it. went to 2nd gear but not 3rd. probey because of all the gunk that was in the valve body.

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