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Old 05-20-2015, 12:35 PM   #1
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Default Transmission sitting for last 3 1/2 years - still good?

Bought my car in Dec 2011 and it came with a spare 4EAT with 34k miles on it. I moved it to the back shed and it's been sitting there vertically ever since. Fast forward to now, and my current transmission is going bad. I'm hesitant to go to all the work to swap another 4EAT transmissions in there if there is a high risk that I may have to pull the damn thing back out and fix it.

I've read online that having fluid in it may be bad, causing it to gum up. Or that the seals may get dry and crack. But what about being situated vertically? Any difference?
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Old 05-20-2015, 12:39 PM   #2
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Drain the fluid and take off pan to check it over, make sure valve body looks good still maybe even pull it out, it's only a few bolts.
It should be ok, but a couple hours of looking it over is much better than putting it in and then right back out.
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Old 05-20-2015, 12:49 PM   #3
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