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1994 Wrangler Transmission rebuild 32RH (904)
« on: April 23, 2012, 09:15:42 AM »
32RH, 3spd Automatic, with torque converter clutch, these where used up till the end of the TJ build (2006 ?). Was previously known as a 904. This had a piece of foreign debris stuck in the shuttle valve, keeping it "out" of gear. I found this jeep in someones front yard, during a neighborhood wide garage sale in a near by small town. I didnt move, but runs nice, one owner Jeep

Anyhow, it got both bands, clutches, thrust washers, bushings, seals, sprag and a reman converter.

Its my latest "project" in the shop, Ive been working full time on the house for 2 years now, and I get next to zero time in the shop (unless something flat out stops running), but did get to do one transmission last year for a friend, and this one is ready to go back in. Thought I would share some pics. Ive got more, of it put back together, just need to find my camera !























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1994 Wrangler Transmission rebuild 32RH (904)
« on: April 23, 2012, 09:15:42 AM »

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Re: 1994 Wrangler Transmission rebuild 32RH (904)
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2012, 10:35:34 AM »
Very nice pictures. I would really enjoy seeing more.
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Re: 1994 Wrangler Transmission rebuild 32RH (904)
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2012, 12:23:22 PM »
As soon as I locate my camera, they are still on the card.. the shop is a bit dis-organized (I think the cameral is out there), I spent most of the weekend putting tools away, I remember seeing a floor in there somewhere once upon a time.

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Re: 1994 Wrangler Transmission rebuild 32RH (904)
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2012, 12:47:54 PM »
First pic is the day I pulled it. Ive got a Challenger 4 post, but have not had time to assemble it, so Im working on the floor, which is a trip back in time for me. Its been 25+ years Ive done a trans on the floor.







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Re: 1994 Wrangler Transmission rebuild 32RH (904)
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2012, 07:34:15 PM »
Nice work, I wouldn't even attempt a rebuild.   :gaah:   :beerdude:
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Re: 1994 Wrangler Transmission rebuild 32RH (904)
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2012, 09:30:38 PM »
Thanks Heiny, that particular trans is on "easy" side of automatics, its what I call a "screw driver, hammer, and pliers" rebuild trans. The special tools list for this one is rather short, mostly bushing removers and installers, its really not that complex.

Other automatics, not so much, you cant bullshit your way through them, allot more is need in the special tools department. This 904 is a derivative of the 727 (smaller version), I think it dates back to 1962-ish ? So its a 50s design, that just never got retired. Its pretty simple.

The proof is in the pudding, and the pudding has not been served up yet, I have to install it and drive it, then I find out !

I cheated on this one, Im a GM Ford trans guy, so I had my Mopar buddy, who has been through allot of these go through it with me.

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Re: 1994 Wrangler Transmission rebuild 32RH (904)
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2012, 11:46:47 PM »
Notcheating smart. I'm with Heiny I avoid auto trannies like the plague.
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Re: 1994 Wrangler Transmission rebuild 32RH (904)
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2012, 06:52:46 AM »
Good write up BK
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Re: 1994 Wrangler Transmission rebuild 32RH (904)
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2012, 09:13:54 AM »
Thanks Eric, not quite a write up, I just thought the board could use some fresh pics !

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Re: 1994 Wrangler Transmission rebuild 32RH (904)
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2012, 11:56:55 AM »
That it defiantly can and I thank you. I've been busy and haven't had time for anything. I'll have to try and make time for some wrench posts.
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Re: 1994 Wrangler Transmission rebuild 32RH (904)
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2012, 02:01:59 PM »
Yup, good pics and a good write-up. Well done!! Hope she drives as good as she looks --

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Re: 1994 Wrangler Transmission rebuild 32RH (904)
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2012, 03:08:07 PM »
What camera are you using BK?
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Re: 1994 Wrangler Transmission rebuild 32RH (904)
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2012, 05:37:54 PM »
Samsung S85 8.2 MP digital

I bought it used last year on Feebay, for $27, with the original packing, carry case, batteries, Duracell charger, and $5.00 shipping. Its in like new condition. I dropped my other camera last summer in the shop, and it did not survive the fall. I replaced the broken camera withe same exact camera, because I didnt feel like learning another camera.

This camera is ok, Id like one that has a manual control for focus, but they get spendy, so I work with what I have. It takes ok pictures, but it takes forever to auto focus, and it likes "lots" of light.

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Re: 1994 Wrangler Transmission rebuild 32RH (904)
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2012, 05:45:07 PM »
Yup, good pics and a good write-up. Well done!! Hope she drives as good as she looks --

Not sure how it drives, for I have yet to drive it. I did get it to move around on its own power, but wont stay in gear long enough to "drive". She's a little rusty, being that its a one owner from the area. It could use fenders and quarters, but I will be flipping it just as soon as I get the "bugs" worked out of it.

The woman I bought it from, came around about a year after I sold it, wanting to buy it back !, I declined. She bought another jeep that turned out to be a turd, and in hind sight, wished she had the trans rebuilt and kept it, so Im guessing it drive good. It does have just under 200k on the odometer.


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Re: 1994 Wrangler Transmission rebuild 32RH (904)
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2012, 12:16:56 PM »
Well, after several other projects, like painting the house, fixing fences, helping the neighbor and the like, I took the wrangler for a drive yesterday, it shifts early, otherwise, mission accomplished. Its always nice (especially with a 4x4) when they go in and everything works !