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I have chrysler voyager 3.3 1999 with a broken transmission Like so many these days moneys very hard tight i have just purchased a 99 transmission from Ebay $634 delivered always a wonder what you will end up with Is there anything i should do prior to removing old transmission and replacing with the second hand unit removed from a rear end crashed van i love the van and would like to keep it in great condition and for a long time advise would be greatly appreciated

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Frankly.......(maybe I'm getting old) pulling a front drive trans on the ground is not on my high point of things fun to do. IF you feel up to it, You'll want to make sure to completely flush the cooler(s) and lines. If you stop by a good shop there are prepared cans of flush that power flush the system. Make sure you hook the lines up the way you took them off (so flow stays correct), not a bad time to grab a new flex plate too.
It's otherwise an awful (imo) job but straightforward. After the "new" one is in fill with +4 and drive it after a couple hundred miles I would do another drain and fill with a new FACTORY filter and +4 again.
 

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Good advice from underthehood per usual. I sense a name like underthetransmission is not likely. :)

Installation of a Magnefine inline filter (or similar product) on the cooler return line is common and is part of the package with some Mopar and Ford remanufactured transmissions. Here's the location of the return line. For the A604/41TE, it's the front (one closest to the engine). Mark those cooler lines because they can get mixed up in a rush.

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I'd much rather pull a minivan trans over a 4x4 dakota all day.

When I have time, I'll give you the tricks to do this job yourself. My Snap-on Modis certificatio class is starting soon.
 

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I'd much rather pull a minivan trans over a 4x4 dakota all day.

When I have time, I'll give you the tricks to do this job yourself. My Snap-on Modis certificatio class is starting soon.
Got me there me too :lol:
These days being semi-retired and not wanting to do these I have others that I refer work with like this who are very good and honest and do the same for me.
 

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Hopefully, you're also getting the torque converter "with" the replacement tranny. You do NOT want to re-use your old torque converter. They tend to collect all the wear bits from the old one, and share these particles with your replacement, causing premature failure. The in-line filter is a good idea, anyway.

SEARCH the threads on this forum. There are many discussing tranny replacement / how to. :thumb:

Keep us informed.

AND, welcome to the Forum :ThumbsUp:
 

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Frankly.......(maybe I'm getting old) pulling a front drive trans on the ground is not on my high point of things fun to do. IF you feel up to it, You'll want to make sure to completely flush the cooler(s) and lines. If you stop by a good shop there are prepared cans of flush that power flush the system. Make sure you hook the lines up the way you took them off (so flow stays correct), not a bad time to grab a new flex plate too.
It's otherwise an awful (imo) job but straightforward. After the "new" one is in fill with +4 and drive it after a couple hundred miles I would do another drain and fill with a new FACTORY filter and +4 again.
Thanks again having reread the threads you have advised me already what to do next :ThumbsUp:
 

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Hopefully, you're also getting the torque converter "with" the replacement tranny. You do NOT want to re-use your old torque converter. They tend to collect all the wear bits from the old one, and share these particles with your replacement, causing premature failure. The in-line filter is a good idea, anyway.

SEARCH the threads on this forum. There are many discussing tranny replacement / how to. :thumb:

Keep us informed.

AND, welcome to the Forum :ThumbsUp:
u fogot to mention a rear main seal
 

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u fogot to mention a rear main seal
Oooooops, you're right as usual GeorgeC. Do the rear main seal on the back side of the engine (facing the tranny). Also while the tranny is out, check the freeze plugs there for any discoloration/rust. Easier to do them, now, if they need it, than later. Replacing the hoses (not just tranny, but also heater hoses while you're there). The Haynes Manual will give you ALL the torque specs for putting everything back together. :thumb:
 

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Oooooops, you're right as usual GeorgeC. Do the rear main seal on the back side of the engine (facing the tranny). Also while the tranny is out, check the freeze plugs there for any discoloration/rust. Easier to do them, now, if they need it, than later. Replacing the hoses (not just tranny, but also heater hoses while you're there). The Haynes Manual will give you ALL the torque specs for putting everything back together. :thumb:
that about sums it up, oh and pull the ckp, crank position sensor before you slit the trammy from engine, you'll damage it otherwise.
 
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