I have a 95 Trans AM v8 automatic 350 and the transmission just went
out. I was wondering any and all transmissions that might fit in the
car. I don't even mind a downgrade in performance, anything will beat
just have first and 2nd gear! Will most any 350 GM tranny fit?
Thanks in advance!
The problem with installing a different transmission in a 3rd or 4th gen F
body is the torque arm attaches to the tail end of the tranny. There used to
be a company that made a torque arm adaptor that attached to the tail end of
a TH 350. I have no idea if they are still available. If you can find the
adaptor, the TH 350 is an excellent transmission, although you will no
longer have overdrive. Also, first gear in a TH 350 is not nearly as low as
first gear in the transmission you have now, so you won't have nearly as
much get-up-and-go off the line as you are used to. I would recommend you
just bite the bullet and repair the transmission that came in the car.
Otherwise you will totally kill the resale value of the car. - Gary
Yes, either of those transmissions would work, but only if they came out of
a Camaro or Firebird. Third generation cars were equipped with both of those
transmissions, and they use the identical torque arm setup. The torque arm
is an important link in your rear suspension. - Gary
They're all the same transmissions, you just have to take the torque arm
bracket and bushings off hte old tranny and put it on the new one... I
would look for a 700r4 that came out of a later model than an earlier model.
There have been a number of updates to the 700 that have made it a better
The 700's that come out of trucks will be a little different because the
trucks aren't tuned for performance, otherwise it should be the same. I
believe some of the accumulator and valve pressure springs are different
spring rates and that's part of the control for the shifting.
firstname.lastname@example.org (Kevin) wrote in message
Bolt up and run? Maybe. The 4L60 uses a throttle cable to control
pressure and shift points. The 4L60E does not. I don't remember, but I
think '95 and newer do not have the attachment at the throttle body to
accept the cable. It might take a '93 throttle body to hook it up. You
WILL have to use the '93 cable.
Would it last? Probably not. Certainly it would need some work just
like the one that is in your car.
Remember, removing the electronic transmission will turn the check
engine light "on". If you require emission testing in your area it
will not pass.
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