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1997 Chevy trans flooded

My son is thinking of trading his 01 Cherokee for a 97 K1500 Chevy. Problem is PO got stuck in a mud hole and got water in trans neccesitating a rebuild. My question is will the torque converter be able to be flushed or will he need a new one. Which if yes now would be the time to get one with higher stall. Truck has a lift and bigger tires. What stall would you suggest?
 
BTW, the truck is a southern truck and the Jeep has been subjected to Mich winters :'(

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Reply #1
I would play it safe and get a new one. I'm sure there was dirt In the trans to. You can't be sure what damage may of happen to the torque converter plus a mild stall one will give the truck a better feel.

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Reply #2
It would be best to call the company that you plan on buying the torque converter from. They will ask about your vehicle and determine what stall will work best for YOUR vehicle. The same torque converter will not stall at the same RPM in every vehicle. A 1500 stall converter can stall at 1000 in one vehicle and stall at 2500 in another. That's why it's best to talk to a tech from the company your buying it from.

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Reply #3
I ran a 2500 stall in my bronco 4x4 loved it. burnouts were awesome! Locked front diff let me climb anything!  If daily driver I wouldn't go over that. 

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Reply #4
If the truck has a lift and bigger tires , the axles need to be re geared for the proper ratio to get the Fuel Economy back . The Trans issue Sounds Rough to say the least . Anytime water is presented into a trans its best to have it fully tore down , Most places only do a ( Soft Parts Rebuild ) . Which is whatever is damaged or broken , They tend to use some of the older parts and therefore its not a ( Full rebuild ) .  The Torque Converter should not have any type of water in it , considering how its introduced to fluid from the pump area . it Should not have gotten any water into it . But you will only be able to tell when or if the Trans gets pulled .

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Reply #5
It's my son's girlfriend's brother, I have no idea if it's been regeared or how big tires are, I've seen truck couple of times, didn't look bad.
 
My son needs to do more investigation before he pulls the trigger.
 
I've heard of mechanics that will replace half the clutches if they can get away with it. Then they have enough clutches to do two rebuilds.  :o   >:(

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Reply #6
It's my son's girlfriend's brother, I have no idea if it's been regeared or how big tires are, I've seen truck couple of times, didn't look bad.
 
My son needs to do more investigation before he pulls the trigger.
 
I've heard of mechanics that will replace half the clutches if they can get away with it. Then they have enough clutches to do two rebuilds.  :o   >:(

Ouch ,,, That sounds rough right there , If I'm paying someone to rebuild something , I want it done properly , I would try and get as much info about the truck , problems etc as possible and be on the hunt for another trans possibly . If its a 97 , it should be the 4l80 E unless it has the  Stick for transfer case which I doubt it does , probably has the push button 4x4 on dash .

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Reply #7
If the transmission got enough dirt in it to necessitate a rebuild, the torque converter is full of silt.  Without complete disassembly on something like that (cavites with oil in them) you can't get it all out and it will, more than likely, dispurse the silt back into the transmission.  :(  Replacement!
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Reply #8
tbh if i knew the truck was treated like that to start with i would steer clear of it altogether.

water will get into anything. don't guess. get it completely rebuilt or get a new one.

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Reply #9
tbh if i knew the truck was treated like that to start with i would steer clear of it altogether.

water will get into anything. don't guess. get it completely rebuilt or get a new one.

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