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earlier today in a span of only 15 mins my trans slipped 4 times. that to me seems to alot for a trans to slip in that short of a time. i checked the fluid bout a week ago andit wasd fine so it should still be fine. im not leaking any fluid, so im not sure whats goin on. im sure this has been discussed, but i couldnt find anything to help me out. ive found anouther 94 4r70w trans with 70,000 miles on it. if i get that trans what else should i grab? grabing the engine would be nice, but mine is running fine so wouldnt need to do that.
 

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dirtydog converters are good from what i hear....id you are going to change out the trans get a 98 or newer 4r70w or buy a built trans from somebody like lonnie at blueovalchips.....but before you do that try a fluid filter swap with mercon v and a new filter and clean the magnet in the trns...
 

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dirtydog converters are good from what i hear....id you are going to change out the trans get a 98 or newer 4r70w or buy a built trans from somebody like lonnie at blueovalchips.....but before you do that try a fluid filter swap with mercon v and a new filter and clean the magnet in the trns...
i do have a filter that i just got. some reason i didnt get an fluid. how much fluid should i get?
 

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13 quarts, 14 if you have an aftermarket cooler installed (which is recommended btw).
 

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finally got around to changing the trans filter, what a pain in my butt. i dont know if it helped or not, didnt get all the bolts in before the rain hit. (sucks not having enough garage space). hopefuly il have it back on the road and no more slipping. ill post an update tomorrow
 

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dirtydog converters are good from what i hear....id you are going to change out the trans get a 98 or newer 4r70w or buy a built trans from somebody like lonnie at blueovalchips.....but before you do that try a fluid filter swap with mercon v and a new filter and clean the magnet in the trns...
Earl is a huge believer in the change fluid and filter fix after I fixed his old car that way. Fresh mercon v is great stuff for these trannys. Preventative maintenance is a must on these cars.
 

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i totally agree, wish the previous owner did that. i do have one problem tho. how do i get those bolts in that go between the ebrake and the trans?
 

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Earl is a huge believer in the change fluid and filter fix after I fixed his old car that way. Fresh mercon v is great stuff for these trannys. Preventative maintenance is a must on these cars.
:( my trans has developed a leak...shifts fine but I have to watch the level like crazy and it runs hot...gonna do a flush/filter/add a cooler and I think it's a leaking line or something because it seems like it's leaking up by the radiator....it's always something...how's the old bird doing anyway?
 

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It's doing well. Still waiting on money before paint, but the pi heads, intake manifold, cams, headers, and other goodies are all set aside waiting to go on.
 

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new filter and fresh fluid works great, no more slipage and the car runs really smooth now. its great.
 

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Earl is a huge believer in the change fluid and filter fix after I fixed his old car that way. Fresh mercon v is great stuff for these trannys. Preventative maintenance is a must on these cars.
I feel the same way. My trans had a chattering when I put it in drive or reverse and it would slip some after the 3rd gear change when warm(fluid and filter had about 55K on it). Drained all the fluid and tq converter, replaced the filter and put in Mercon V and the trans is very nice now. Maintenance is most definately the key here.
 

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well i thought that fixed my problem. just a little while ago i went to go get dinner, when i left i had no problems. but coming back the car didnt want to shift out of first gear.
 

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It's doing well. Still waiting on money before paint, but the pi heads, intake manifold, cams, headers, and other goodies are all set aside waiting to go on.
headers? what headers? what brand? that's something I'd really like to do on this one when I do the 2.5 true dual / x pipe exhaust...is it still muffler-less? If so, you gonna add mufflers to it? I'm thinking of doing dynomax racebullits on my next true dual setup...for the 96 :D oh, and the 96 just might have a set of ported worked over PI heads coming it's way
 
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