Getting the Job Done: The Tools You Need For a Transmission Rebuild

Posted by on Friday, January 16th, 2015

An automatic transmission is an integral part of your car. Image source: Wikimedia Commons

Learn about the various tools that you’ll need for a transmission repair or rebuild.
Image source: Wikimedia Commons

As one of the more important components of a vehicle, you need to promptly repair transmission damage to ensure that it doesn’t build up to a dangerous level. There are specialized tools that you’ll need to get the job done. Even if you’re very experienced with working on vehicles, there’s no way to undergo a transmission repair without the proper tools. With that being said, here are a handful of tools that you should definitely consider having before starting on any transmission replacement or repair.

The Top Tools For a Transmission Rebuild


These are perhaps one of the most fundamental and basic tools that you’ll want to have in your arsenal. They can be used for a wide variety of techniques when repairing a transmission. For instance, you’ll need to use a wrench to access the transmission system in the first place (by unscrewing different bolts and components that are holding the unit in place). In short, they allow you to access the thing that you’re going to be working on, which in this case, is the transmission.

Torque Converter

If you’re going to access some of the more complex parts of your transmission system then you’ll need a torque converter. This tool is designed to turn screws and bolts that are held together very tightly. It’s a great investment for any DIY mechanic, especially those who are going to be spending a great deal of their time working on transmissions. As a matter of fact, there are various aspects of a transmission that simply cannot be removed without this tool, demonstrating just how important it actually is. The 4L65E GM 4-Speed Automatic Transmission is a simple enough transmission to work on, and can be rebuilt or repaired by using the tools on this page.

Jack Stands and Jacks

Jacks and jack stands are important for the simple fact that without them, you wouldn’t be able to boost up your car and access your transmission. When swapping out various elements of your transmission, you’ll need to adequately raise up the front end of your vehicle. You’ll definitely want to do this with a reliable set of jack stands and jacks since the last thing you want is having them fail when you’re under the vehicle working. Make sure that you spend a good deal of time shopping around for jacks and jack stands that are reliable and durable, even if it means that you have to spend a few hundred extra dollars on them.

How much will all of these tools cost? The answer isn’t a simple answer since the make and model of the items, as well as the geographic location that you’re purchasing them in, can all play a role in how much you pay. In general, expect to pay at least a few hundred dollars combined for all of them. Trust us when we say that you’ll be very satisfied in the long run with your purchase, especially if you’re an avid DIY mechanic.

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