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Old 02-23-2016, 03:29 PM
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Default 3rd Gen 4runner Auto Tranny R&R

Question for those of you that have dealt with late 90's 4runner's or Tacoma's auto transmissions. Is removing and reinstalling one a major PITA? Would I be better off finding a rebuilt unit on the shelf or having the original one rebuilt? Is there obvious things that should be done if the tranny is out? Thanks for the input.
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Old 02-25-2016, 07:48 PM
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Their are some upgraded material clutch packs available. They are not too bad to pull out and put in. Search 1st gen tacoma auto upgrades in google or 3rd gen 4runner auto upgrades
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Old 02-25-2016, 09:53 PM
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I didn't find he removal and install a lot harder than a manual, but there are a few extra steps. For me, the hardest part was disconnecting all of the wiring attached to the top of the tranny that you can't reach but has to come off so it can drop. The flexplate/torque converter bolts are hard as you have to work around and through the steering rack.
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Old 02-26-2016, 05:05 PM
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I broke all the studs off my exhaust manifold exit flanges. Let them soak in alot of pb blaster
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