Rodeo 4L30E removal

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Rodeo 4L30E removal

Postby kmcmilla » Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:20 am

Is there a thread (with pics) about removing the 4L30E transmission from a 2nd Gen Rodeo?

Looks like I'm going to have to remove the transmission from my '01 Rodeo Sport and bring it in for a rebuild. Only one local shop quoted me a price for the whole job and that was $3650! They wanted $1000 just to remove/replace the transmission!

I found another shop that will rebuild it for $1500, but I have to bring them the transmission and re-install it myself. I know the two upper bell housing bolts and the flywheel bolts are both problematic. Just wondering what else I need to worry about and the best sequence for getting it all out and back in.

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Re: Rodeo 4L30E removal

Postby Oro » Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:32 am

I know the manual for a 99 trooper is floating around online, it details it and it won't be any different. That said,

a) I did it w/o access to that manual and you can figure it out or just google some guidelines.
b) $1,000 is not unreasonable given what a PITA it is.
c) Make very, very certain the $1,500 bid people actually know how to deal with this unique unit.

There are unique pitfalls in rebuilding these transmissions and a shockingly high number of professional rebuilds fail in a short period of time and miles.

If you are going to take it out/put it in yourself, the most critical thing to know is to not loose or then forget to re-install the locating dowels between the engine and bell housing. The input shaft seal will fail in short order without them.
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