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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-28-2019, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
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Another Transmission DIY

Just wanted to add one more succesful DIY transmission swap to the list. My 2008 Enclave has 230K miles on it and I found metal in the transmission during normal servicing. Did not want to spend much on a vehicle with this many miles so I bought a salvage yard transmission from a 2011 Traverse with 30K on it. Used my original TECHM (Valve body and TCM). Shifts smooth as ever. $450 for the transmission plus fluid and new rear main seal.

It was the original engine and transmission until now. No Waveplate or Timing chain issues. Dropped entire engine and transmission cradle out to do the swap. It was much easier than anticipated. Took two days in my driveway.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-29-2019, 06:29 AM
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Nice work! I did a driveway trans swap on my old autocross Fiero but that little trans I could lift into position myself.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-29-2019, 11:03 AM
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very nice. and 230K on the old.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-15-2019, 06:01 PM
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how did you remove the torque converter and flywheel. I've got mine out and don't want to pry on anything yet.
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