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Yes, I believe you can. They sell kits for this, if remember correctly. It might be easier and less expensive to buy an all new pan with a drain plug built in. They are not that expensive and this is what I'm going to do soon for my bashed in the front corner transmission pan.

Sadly, my old pan already had a drain plug but an all new pan was cheaper than buying a drain plug assembly, drilling a hole and finding somebody to do the TIG welding for it.

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I will do filter/fluid/TCC/3rd 4th pres. switch since im in there.
If you're willing, I'd love to know the part numbers you're planning for this. I'm in sort of the same boat and would love to make as much better as I could while I was in there(the trans is having some issues so my intention is not just to replace parts for no reason).
 

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I'm leery of aluminium pans. Unless very well protected. The old/stock tin pans will take a hit, dent, leak, but not break unless you really wallop it hard. With aluminium, one good whack and 3 miles later your engine locks up.
 

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These plug kits don't need to be welded ! Drill the proper size hole, install the new drain,tighten up.https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/dorman-autograde-piggyback-oil-drain-plug-090-048cd/11826779-p?product_channel=local&store=6809&adtype=pla_with_promotion&product_channel=local&store_code=6809&gclid=CjwKCAiAoL6eBhA3EiwAXDom5nCuAgRUWsJ_uv5mSqhtSVI2AazCo2xxNwUgwCGmLXSKwrflhyszEhoCUHIQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
 

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If your trans pan does not have a drain plug, can you add one?
i probably could, good idea ! However I Want this to be last time ever messin w/trans, burnin out kinda, want to be done. FYI - I ordered IAC &TPS from Summit, they had AC/Delco parts, had a shop warn me bout aftermarket junk partsthat could be causing issues @ hand. Process of elimination again Grrrrrr! Keep yous posted. Thank You
If you're willing, I'd love to know the part numbers you're planning for this. I'm in sort of the same boat and would love to make as much better as I could while I was in there(the trans is having some issues so my intention is not just to replace parts for no reason).
I priced the TCC for 48.00 @ orielly,might have been napa, But will check Summit as they carry some AC Delco parts. Not sure on part # yet but will post when i get there. I stick to genuine gm going forward. I like the drain plug idea.
If you're willing, I'd love to know the part numbers you're planning for this. I'm in sort of the same boat and would love to make as much better as I could while I was in there(the trans is having some issues so my intention is not just to replace parts for no reason).
I found TCC for 48.00 @ orielly ? napa ? But Summit Racing has some AC delco parts will check them and post #'s when i get there. I Like drain plug idea.
I second Wayne's suggestion. I just added one to my 200 4R. Got it at Oreilly's for $7.
$7.00 ? For that price its a deal ! Thanx
 

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OK,I must have been asleep but what are you calling the TCC ? Are you talking about the TCC "solenoid",if so 48 bucks is too much. I bought one from Transtar here in Raleigh for about 15 bucks. 919-834-2581 ,and they also have sales warehouses thruout the country. Heres another one from Ebay ,TCC Solenoid 2004R / 700R4 / 4L60E / 4L65 Splice in style
Yes, TCC Solenoid. Wow ! 15.00, I'll keep shoppin, chgo. pricing ! Grrrr Thank You !
 

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Do you really think you're getting US parts just because it has Delco on the title and box ?? Look at where its made . A rep for Delco told me face to face that these parts come from everywhere ! The only way to make sure you are getting a US made part is to go thru the dealer/sellers stock and hope you get US made. The days of getting only US made "genuine" GM parts is GONE ! Transtar is a reputable supplier and used by a ton of trans builders. I put a new solenoid in my trans when I pulled the pan to change filters years ago and it is fine with Transfer part.
 

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Is 15.00 too high ??
NO. Thats a wow cause so cheap. Keep shopping meant look for better deals than usual local pricing ! Thanx Wayne
Do you really think you're getting US parts just because it has Delco on the title and box ?? Look at where its made . A rep for Delco told me face to face that these parts come from everywhere ! The only way to make sure you are getting a US made part is to go thru the dealer/sellers stock and hope you get US made. The days of getting only US made "genuine" GM parts is GONE ! Transtar is a reputable supplier and used by a ton of trans builders. I put a new solenoid in my trans when I pulled the pan to change filters years ago and it is fine with Transfer part.
Got it ! Im not namebrand guy usually but @ wits end w/this issue. I tested old part tps , checks ok. Gimme that Engine lite and point me. Aint Got No. I will install a tach. Vital part when you want to check rpm for lock up disengage/brake. I cant tell when i tap brake, drafty windows/road noise , whew. Y'all have helped me alot, old dog learnin new tricks. Thanx
 

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Only reliable source of actual replacement parts is factory original parts found on untampered cars in the junkyard. Everything else, including NOS, stands a chance of being not factory original but aftermarket. There's plenty of NOS AC Delco parts on ebay, where if you look at the box, it plainly states 'Made in China'.

NOS simply means it's Old and unused, not Original.
 

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There's plenty of NOS AC Delco parts on ebay, where if you look at the box, it plainly states 'Made in China'.
ACDelco made the move to China more than 30 years ago... I imagine that almost everything we buy for our vehicles (etc., etc.) is. ACDelco was subject of a class action lawsuit a few years back as the box the part came in was labeled "Made In The USA" but the part was stamped "China"... their defense was that the BOX was made in the USA :ROFLMAO: They lost.
 

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FOLLOWUP, 100% TCC Solenoid or Brake Switch is issue, hooked up tach to see RPM rise when brake tapped & lockup disengages. Its not same every time.. Great Tip about Transtar ! Thank Yous ! !
 
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