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New tranny?

Thread in 'Automatic Transmission' started by Lee Gleason, Oct 24, 2018.

  1. Lee Gleason

    Lee Gleason Member

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    The tranny in my 04 xlt 4.0 2 we just went out. I was towing my trailer, a 2013 14bb that weighs about 3200 pounds. Need a replacement. Shop recommends a Jasper at $3800.the question is, should I do it and keep pulling this trailer or dump the truck and get something different like an f150?I really like this truck but hate to through more money at it if it won’t improve anything. It has an about a year old Jasper rebuilt engine.
    Talk to me.
     
  2. EddieS'04

    EddieS'04 Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Imo, you have some $$$ in it. If the rest of the Trac is good. Put the crate trans in it. I have an '04 xlt that is in very good condition. My plan to keep it.
    Most folks dont believe it is 14 yrs old. IMO, a gen1 Trac in good condition is still very contempary looking. I will drive mine until no parts are available..JMO.....GL
     
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    Mendezinc Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    Eddie is right, drive it into the ground . . . I replaced my trany (Dealer), but the same issue maybe starting up again, I found a mod for the problem, its a great truck. I Love Mine.
     
  4. Lee Gleason

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    I love the truck too and if I just wanted something to drive I'd fix it but I want to tow my trailer and I don't want to keep doing the tranny thing. I just bought an 07 F 150 to tow the trailer, no doubt it'll do the job.
     
  5. Todd Z

    Todd Z Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine V8 Engine

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    LOL, I was gonna say sell the motor as people are dying for motors and get a bigger truck....
     
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    I'm trying (wanna sell the whole truck) and I did (got an F 150)
     
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    Todd Z Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine V8 Engine

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    Price it right and it will sell.
     
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    Whats right?
     
  9. EddieS'04

    EddieS'04 Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Start by looking up the value of the condition as in working condition. Shop around what it would cost to have a shop install a crate trans. Subtract that from the value. If you find interested parties. You may have to accept an offer. Folks that are willing to do the repair, are still going to want a deal.
     

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