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Imma CJ Guy and I answer a lot in the CJ 5 & 7 forums. Investigate, if you wish!
Been a CJer forever (since I started driving in 1981)
I am in the same boat as you are, 'cept I'm dealing with a '77 CJ 5 with a 3 speed T-150 tranny.
Mine is not terminal yet, It locked down on me 6 years ago, after showing the same symptoms that it is now.I was dumb and kept pushing it till I really made things severe.I stopped this time, while I can at least move it around the yard and into the garage to rebuild it!
I do not know if you are going to do this yourself, as I am going to do (to me this is expensive enough, but I have done this many times, and I feel comfortable doing the T-150 myself).
This will be 2nd time on this Jeep (third time, if you count one of my previous) and many times for friends. Or if your are going to have it done (EXPENSIVE NOWADAYS!)
MINE AND YOUR TRANNYS ARE DIFFERENT, BUT THESE PLACES DEAL WITH MANY!
PROBLEM IN YOUR HEAD: Rebuild or get a Rebuilt One.2nd route is way more expensive. As you can see, Neither of us is going to get rid of something this good. OUR CJs!
This feller was really helpful to me, and explained things a lot and well. He sorta was trying to talk me into just redoing the top endIf I am going to pull this out, its going back with everything, no sense in pulling it again, getting more stuff, and maybe replacing New stuff I just replaced, tearing up against old stuff!
However, he was unable to come up with some of the parts I wanted for mineI am still looking, I presently have another company searching for the kit they say they can get
WHAT I've GOT HERE IS A LIST OF SUPPLIERS--AND THEIR PRICES FOR AN ENTIRE KIT AS I DESCRIBED I WANTED----"ALL OF THE INTERNALS" (SPARE NONE!) FOR TREMEC T-150 TRANSMISSION FOR A 1977 JEEP CJ 5.
YOU TRIED TO TALK ME DOWN, INTO JUST THE PARTS YOU THOUGHT I MIGHT NEED JUST TO REPAIR IT, TO NO AVAIL, I AM HARD HEADED. HOWEVER YOU DID SELL ME ON "SHIFT FORKS", THAT I DID NOT THINK WERE THAT CRITICAL. BUT YOU HAVE CONVINCED ME THEY MAY HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO MY PROBLEMS, AND I APPRECIATE IT.
ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO BE ADDED EXTRA, BELOW, IS 2 SHIFT FORKSWHICH WE DISCUSSED,
YOU SAID THESE FORKS WOULD MAKE MY TRANNY EVEN HAPPIER.
WITHOUT RESEARCHING THEIR PRICE. YET (INDIVIDUALLY FOR EACH SUPPLIER).I DO NOT THINK ADDING 2 FORKS ON, WILL THROW ME INTO BANKRUPTCY. BUT I WILL ADD THESE IN, SHOULD IT BECOME NECESSARY TO GET MY "BEST DEAL". FROM ANY SUPPLIER.
WHICH WE ALSO DISCUSSED THAT YOU COULD PROVIDE ME WITH (THE BEST DEAL).I REALLY WISH YOU COULD GET EVERYTHING I NEED!
THE MAIN BIGGEST TRAIT I REALLY TRY TO FIND OUT IS:
"WHAT SO SPECIAL ABOUT YOUR THANG--THAT HER THANG AIN'T GOT?"REALLY I WANT TO KNOW TO BE ABLE TO MAKE A COMPETENT DECISION
I WILL BE HAPPY WITH THE THANG I CHOOSE, DUE TO MY THOROUGHNESS, DUE TO THE PAINSTAKING SELECTION PROCESS I GO THRU.
THESE ARE YOUR COMPETITORS. CAN YOU STILL BEAT THE LEAST EXPENSIVE (REMEMBER I STILL HAVE TO ADD 2 FORKS INTO EACH, AT THEIR PRICE)
EVEN TEFLON BASED LUBRICANTS CANNOT SILENCE THE ANNOYING "SQUEAK" WHEN I WALK!
Nelson (CJ MEDEVAC)
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Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 AT 9:44 AM