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Questions about an auto

Squamch

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I have a 92 4runner with a 22re and an auto, it's got north of 500,000km on it. As it stands it won't move from a stop on a hill in 4hi. 2hi is ok though. Timing is good, compression, etc. The rear main is leaking, so the trans is coming out anyway. Is it worth buying a new torque converter, and a shift kit from rock auto, or a waste of time and money, just replace the seal and re-assemble?
 

rockota

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that's the A340H, correct? With the "hydraulic" tcase?

I don't think I'd rebuild it, personally.
 

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So your heavy, underpowered, high mile vehicle with an auto won't start off well on a hill?

Sounds like it's working exactly as it should :laughing:
 

Squamch

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So your heavy, underpowered, high mile vehicle with an auto won't start off well on a hill?

Sounds like it's working exactly as it should :laughing:

That's basically my question, I have seen posts from guys on PBB spinning all 4 on 37s with a 22re and an auto, in 4hi. I don't know if that's an anomaly or if mine is extra worn the fuck out and putting a new TC in it will help. I also have never owned an auto trans before, so I don't know if this level of disappointment is typical either:laughing:

I think its an A340F, with a chain drive case not an H with a hydraulic tcase. To my knowledge the H was a 95+ unit.

I have 4.56s and stock size 31" tires.
 

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That's basically my question, I have seen posts from guys on PBB spinning all 4 on 37s with a 22re and an auto, in 4hi. I don't know if that's an anomaly or if mine is extra worn the fuck out and putting a new TC in it will help. I also have never owned an auto trans before, so I don't know if this level of disappointment is typical either:laughing:

I think its an A340F, with a chain drive case not an H with a hydraulic tcase. To my knowledge the H was a 95+ unit.

I have 4.56s and stock size 31" tires.

I believe H is 22re/3.0 and the F came after.

It's funny how much power 4 hi takes vs 2 hi. Doesn't make a lot of sense when you aren't wheelin, but it's very noticeable.
 

Squamch

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I believe H is 22re/3.0 and the F came after.

It's funny how much power 4 hi takes vs 2 hi. Doesn't make a lot of sense when you aren't wheelin, but it's very noticeable.

Seems to be discrepancies depending on where you look. 4x4wire says the F is behind 22re, and H is the 3vzfe, but fuck knows. Point is, is it likely that my truck will suck noticeably less if I throw money at the trans, or should I just re and re it and fix the rear main leak? I'd love to 5 speed swap it, but I have enough half disassembled shit in my life, and half collections of parts for future plans that will probably never come to fruition.
 

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I believe H is 22re/3.0 and the F came after.

It's funny how much power 4 hi takes vs 2 hi. Doesn't make a lot of sense when you aren't wheelin, but it's very noticeable.

this is correct to the best of my knowledge. H behind the 22re/3.0 and F behind the 3.4/2.7.
 

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I can't seem to leave shit alone so I'd consider throwing the shift kit in but not expect it to help with roasting the tires
 
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