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Old 08-30-2009, 08:56 AM   #15
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ends up the internal gears were broken and the reverses gear had the sleeve that binds down on the gear was fused together due to heat and low fluid.

From what I understand this is a 1 way gear and that is why it would go forward and not back.

While Winne cust service said it was a THM 475 the gears in it were angled not straight and that is what has gone back in it along with a rebuilt torque converter a mild shift kit and all new internals. The only thing that was saved was the output shaft.

Going back in this week....

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Old 08-31-2009, 05:46 PM   #16
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Hey Tinman,

Sounds like your tranny guy is doing a good job for you. Plus you are saving yourself a TON of money for your trouble, Bro.

As for the straight vs. angle cut gears, I don't know how accurate that quote I posted from the Off-Road forum is. It "sounds" reasonable and maybe certain years (earlier models) of the TH475 did have the straight cuts. However, it is not uncommon for a manufacturer to make changes to a product like that but not publicize those changes.

It is also very possible that the tranny is not the original and a previous owner swapped in a more common (and cheaper) TH400 at some point in the past.

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Old 09-01-2009, 10:24 PM   #17
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after much..

I ended up getting it on the ground and on a piece of carpet and pulling it out behind the pasenger side wheel well.

then I had a cold beer

off to the rebuilder today
When you go to put it back in, go buy or borrow a piece of 1/2" plywood, and use that as a base over the gravel. The jack will roll easier, and you might not get so much gravel crammed into various parts of your anatomy.
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Old 09-05-2009, 06:36 AM   #18
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drove it today

back from the shop where they put the tranny in.

got tired of pulling the stones out of all the anatomy.

nice - now on to other things to be road worthy
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They TM, I'm just catching up on all the past post and just now got to this one.
Congrats on your determination and success in getting your tranny squared away.


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