Loc: Columbia, SC
Re: Aisin 372-L Swap
12/22/05 03:03 PM
It's been a long road and quite an education, but the rebuild is finished (I hope). If pretty does as pretty is, it should be fine after it's installed:
Many thanks to Matt and Kevin for advice and to MarkG for the loan of a few tools and a '90/'91 FSM. I think I could now rebuild one in a couple of days or less, but there is a learning curve associated with doing this.
1) You can do this if you're determined to do it.
2) You can't do this if you aren't somewhat meticulous with good attention to detail and possess a measure of curiosity.
3) You shouldn't do this if you're rebuilding the only transmission you have and need your truck tomorrow.
4) You shouldn't do this if you're impatient.
5) Some improvising is required to make special tools if you don't already have them.
6) A very clean and fairly large work area is a necessity.
7) I would not have wanted to do this without a small parts washer.
8) Distractions and attempts at conversation during an automatic transmission rebuild will cause you to make an error you'll later regret.
9) The use of a camera to document every sub-assembly is a big help - particularly a separate picture of every check ball location in the valve body.
10) Only the standards from the specifications table listed in the correct model year FSM should be used for assembly. Many of the specifications in the FSM dialogue and most of what is listed in the ATSG manual is incorrect... when in doubt (which should be every few minutes) check the spec table in the FSM. To keep from turning back and forth too often, I finally produced a spec check list as a work sheet, prepared by writing the FSM spec for each brake/clutch and noting the "as built" spec beside it as I progressed - it made the job much easier.
Again - my thanks to Kevin, Matt and Mark.
'89 G-Raider Supercharged 3.0L, MegaSquirt 2, lockup A/T, 2.5" exhaust, 155k, Cibie H4s/Oscar SCs, Hella Micro DE fogs, Cobra CB, Superwinch hubs, LSD rear/Aussie Locker front, Bilsteins, 165A alt., Lifeline AGM, Rust-Oleum
Edited by FrankR (12/22/05 03:04 PM)