Yeah I search for a while in hopes of getting you one of those threads myself but no luck. Here's one for used engines but if these places sell engines, good chance they sell trannies as well.
I cant comment from an expert point of view but maybe $3400 for a pro rebuild including unlimited mileage warranty isnt a bad price at all. One thing for sure you should do, beyond the tranny problem is the rust you mentioned. If you do plan on keeping this truck get it rustproofed pronto. Either grab some cans of Por15 or Fluidfilm type DIY product from your local store or take it some place and oil the crap out of your truck. You can replace parts easy enough on a vehicle but once the rust starts to get hold it, you're F'd
Looking for a new engine for an 06 4.7 SR5 dc but having a hard time finding reviews on legit places. Urgent
Edit: Found this one. Its pretty active still and has some links so this might be a thread to read. You can ask your questions here since its an active thread. You might get more responses that way.
Hello everybody and thanks for viewing, I own a 2002 limited 4.7l 4x4 and the transmission just blew at 158k. Toyota dealership looked and said torque converter meaning total rebuild, no thanks. Further investigation (probably on this site thank you) said that the planetary gears were poorly...
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