Disclaimer - This will not be an all out top of the line rebuild, I just dont have that kind of funding. However I am putting as many upgraded components into this thing as I possibly can.
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With that info in mind, the car has been towed back to my place. As soon as I get some spare time, its going in the garage for teardown. I plan on pulling the transmission then pushing the car back outside so I have more room to work. There is no need for the car to be inside the whole time. I just have to make sure to plug all the holes and such to keep the local wildlife out of my car. I ordered the ATSG (automatic transmission service group) rebuild manual online and it should be here by the end of the week. I found a few 2.7L transmissions locally for under $100 so I may pickup one of those to snag the gear set, torque converter, and any parts that are broken in mine.
Does anyone know if the second gen internals work inside a first gen case? I seem to remember that second gens have upgraded hard parts. If I'm buying a whole trans for parts I might as well use them.
Parts list, anything and everything I use for this rebuild (prices added as purchased)
-ATSG A606/42LE Manual, $20.59 - Ebay
-Raybestos Blue Plate Special Clutch Kit, $285.13 - Whatever it Takes transmission parts
-2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Transmission 191K miles, $79.50 - Grand Rapids Auto Parts
-TransTec Overhaul kit, $75.14 - D&E Automotive Products
-Transfer & Output shaft nuts, $9.38 - D&E
-Flex plate bolts (crank and tc), $36.51 - Dodge dealer
-ATF Sealant (black), $FREE!! - Dodge Dealer
Other upgrades that might happen during the rebuild:
-Transmission Temp Gauge
Total as of 8/27 = $506.25