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88 GL Auto (3spd) 4x4 Transmission compatibility?
Posted 21 February 2009 - 05:11 PM
Just wondering what my transmission compatibility range is for my model. From what I gather, I could fit any 3EAT transmission in my vehicle from 1983-1994. Is this correct?
I had been hearing some 'whinning' from it when I got up to about 60kmph and then on the highway this morning, I heard a pop/thud and it got weird on me. Like it had a broken gear. When I came to a stop it wouldn't engage until I had the rpms up and even then I could hear scraping/grinding noises when it was engaged. Neutral won't roll properly either...so I am looking for another transmission and I need to know what I can put in, in case I can't find an exact match.
Posted 21 February 2009 - 06:02 PM
But the way to go would be the dual range 5-speed Manual Full Time 4WD. Much quicker than either of the automatics.
Posted 23 February 2009 - 02:44 PM
Posted 24 February 2009 - 11:36 AM
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Posted 24 February 2009 - 12:06 PM
yes, any 3AT from an EA82 will fit without much difficulty.
5-speed swap isn't too hard. again, from any EA82. you'll need:
pedals (clutch, brake, and throttle. all one assembly, although the throttle pedal is the same).
interior trim (optional, but to make it look nice)
the dual range ones are much nicer, better 4WD, and the low range is nice. but a single range one would work just fine. if you get one of these, you'll also need the vacuum solenoids off the driver's side strut tower.
depending on prices at your local junkyard of choice, I bet you could get everything for $5-700.
gauge cluster is a Pain to swap, not plug and play, so just live with the PRND21 indicators (that's what I do...).
Posted 24 February 2009 - 01:39 PM
Posted 24 February 2009 - 02:35 PM
Posted 25 February 2009 - 01:58 PM
Posted 26 February 2009 - 08:22 PM
Thanks Doninical, those are 2wd transmissions. I have a 4wd so I am pretty sure those don't fit. Unless I am mistaken..?
well, would fit and work fine. but you'd be FWD.
Posted 06 March 2009 - 10:53 AM
Tha being said, I am going to pull the tranny out myself. Again being a novice wrenchster, I am looking for some guidance. I have my Haynes manual which describes a few steps, but to be honest I don't trust it.
Any suggestions for me here fellas? I don't expect anyone to list out the process, but maybe there's a link here that I can't find or a better guide that someone might know of?
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