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Re: 19trax95's 2015 High Country Duramax

Postby Bradley21sanders » Mar 05 2021, 5:22pm

A rolling floor jack may make it pretty easy?

I have dropped one trans and tcase out of a D**** 1500 while laying on the ground not bad at all... but this one looks a lot heavier
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Re: 19trax95's 2015 High Country Duramax

Postby 19trax95 [OP] » Mar 05 2021, 5:27pm

I have a trans jack, just not a high lift one that i could use the lift for. But yeah with the converter in it the trans alone is around 350lbs.
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Re: 19trax95's 2015 High Country Duramax

Postby tinner » Mar 05 2021, 6:42pm

Time to have fun.
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Re: 19trax95's 2015 High Country Duramax

Postby 19trax95 [OP] » Mar 12 2021, 12:47am

Planning on doing to trans after work on Saturday. I'm hoping to have it done by Saturday night, but will have Sunday to wrap up if need be.

The main potential fights I see are the torque converter bolts, and the normal pain of the brackets that bolt to the trans being in the way. The starter on the duramax trucks that are 4wd is always kinda a pain to wiggle out of there, but that's a given.
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Re: 19trax95's 2015 High Country Duramax

Postby 19trax95 [OP] » Mar 14 2021, 12:53am

Well I packed it in for the night. Too tired lol. I had to work a shift at work this morning so I got started on the trans around 12:30.

Got the drive shafts out, t-case off, starter out, and torque converter bolts out. Pretty much all went smoothly except I had to pull the downpipe to get the starter out and the t-case was a pain to get off the trans.

But the torque converter bolts came out nicely, which they don't always do. The trans was also stuck on the alignment pins, but I got it to pop off after a little wiggling.

Had to put the truck into low earth orbit to get the trans out from under the truck on the trans jack.

So basically where I'm at is I got the new trans dressed with the couple brackets and shift lever. Got the converter filled with fluid and installed in the trans, and I got the trans under the truck. All ready to rock for tomorrow morning when I get back at it. ImageImageImage
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Re: 19trax95's 2015 High Country Duramax

Postby GBSierraSLE » Mar 14 2021, 1:46am

That looks too much like 'work' but it will be worth it in the long run.
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Re: 19trax95's 2015 High Country Duramax

Postby 19trax95 [OP] » Mar 14 2021, 1:50am

It really isn't too bad. I still am not a fan of doing transmissions, but at least the GM stuff is easier to get at everything and comes apart in a sensible way lol.

My goal was to get it done today, but after working half the day, I just didn't have it in me to finish it up. Good thing is, generally the re-assembly is usually quicker than the tear down.
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Re: 19trax95's 2015 High Country Duramax

Postby tobyhd02 » Mar 14 2021, 2:27am

looks great Eric. thats a lot of work in one day!
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Re: 19trax95's 2015 High Country Duramax

Postby 19trax95 [OP] » Mar 14 2021, 2:32am

Basically a normal day for me haha. Except this is smaller and lighter than what I usually work with.

I'm more used to the transmissions weighing 800lbs lol.

I'll be back at it to wrap it up at 8am tomorrow. I'm glad I have a boss that let's me use the shop for my own projects. Definitely could have done it in the driveway, but doing it inside, and where all my nice tools are is always a plus.

It's always a pain doing major work at home since I don't have the best setup for a home toolbox. Its too small and makes it a pain to make things work because I don't have a specific tool. But I'll be fixing that this spring/summer. I'm going to pickup a bigger box and get some of the tools that come in handy often.
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Re: 19trax95's 2015 High Country Duramax

Postby tinner » Mar 14 2021, 4:22am

Looking good Eric. Having the right tools like the transmission jack makes things a lot easier. I agree, going back is usually easier than the take out. Waiting for the final results. Good luck.
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