I have a '94 1/2 Suburban 4x4 and the transmission is shot. I would
seriously like to replace it myself, but I need to understand what
that involves. The most I have done myself in the past is to replace
the clutch on a Volvo. This seems like it might be similar, as far as
removing and replacing the transmission (except a lot heavier).
I would like to review a clear step-by-step procedure, and get
familiar with what is involved, before I do anything. I have a Haynes
manual, and that just doesn't clarify it enough for me.
I also need to consider this from a fix/sell perspective. The vehicle
is in great shape in many ways. The body and interior are excellent.
Engine has about 250,000 miles. I was having the ABS problems, but I
might be able to track that down later. There are probably some other
things I will need to do, too, but I need a hobby, so this looks like
as good a one as any! And I would like to take this thing off road
again, if I can get it to run reliably.
Can anyone give me some suggestions on how to start? I would like to
run a thread on this topic if I decide to pursue it, and include a
discussion of whether it's worth the trouble. I already replaced this
suburban with a new one, so that's not where I'm headed. I just hate
to throw this one away, as good as it has been for me.