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Old 8th-May-2010, 12:36 PM   #1
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th350 front pump

I think I screwed my front pump up on install. The converter wasn't fully seated when we tried to bolt it up. My buddy said he heard a pop. We dropped it back down but it didn't look like there was any damage so we went ahead and finished the install.

Well today I filled it with fluid, backed out, and drove around the block. The tranny didn't feel right to me. When I pulled back in the driveway I saw this

I had a small leak at the radiator where the line wasn't tight enough but it wasn't that bad. My stepdad thinks it could be the converter but I'm afraid its the pump.

I have a spare th350 but it has a buick bolt pattern. Is the front pump interchangeable? How difficult would it be for a first timer? I'm pretty mechanical inclined although sometimes I do have my head in my ***, which is how i got to this point.
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Old 8th-May-2010, 12:53 PM   #2
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Im pretty positive that the only differance between your 2 trannys IS the bolt pattern Im about 99.99999% sure that the internals are the same
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Old 8th-May-2010, 03:54 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply man. Turns out I didn't put the kickdown cable back in and fluid was coming out the hole. Live and learn. Thank God the pump isn't screwed up.
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Old 8th-May-2010, 05:31 PM   #4
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Good deal hey somedays your the dog,somedays your the hydrantGuess today your the dog
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Old 8th-May-2010, 05:52 PM   #5
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Did you check to see what kind of fluid was on the ground? Hard tell by a photo, but that doenst look like atf to me. get a little of it on your fingers and smell it. Wait, before you do that, do you have a dog?
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