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Offline Macabry

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Hydramatic rebuild books/literature ?
« on: May 30, 2021, 01:38:05 PM »
Good day to you all,

Just a query about guides, manuals,  literature, service memos etc. Regarding the refurbishment/rebuilding and servicing of Hydramatic transmissions?

Does anyone have a go-to or must-have book about servicing these transmissions ... I'm particularly looking something to cover my '52 and I've found very little.

I'd really like to know what you folks would recommend?

Thanks,
Shane
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Offline Poncholover

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Re: Hydramatic rebuild books/literature ?
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2021, 05:56:54 PM »
I picked up a used book on Ebay, it was only $20, nothing ventured...That and a shop manual should cover most scenarios? Now if hard parts need replacing, that could get difficult. Hope I never need to pull it!
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Offline Macabry

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Re: Hydramatic rebuild books/literature ?
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2021, 06:14:51 PM »
Good point,  and there are links available to download shop manuals freely ... I definitely have '54 Cadillac manual, I've found the '52 harder to find .... there doesn't seem to be any definitive book on the subject of rebuilding hydramatics that I can find...
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1988 Citroen 2cv Special

Re: Hydramatic rebuild books/literature ?
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2021, 01:50:26 AM »
There is a reproduced manual specifically for the hydramatic. Also you will need the 51 shop manual and the 52 supplement. These transmissions were updated slightly every year.

Offline Roger Zimmermann

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Re: Hydramatic rebuild books/literature ?
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2021, 03:08:02 AM »
During the time I had many manuals for sale, I found that the Pontiac manuals from this time had more explanation than the Cadillac books from the same period. Pontiac had several booklets, each dealing with a specific topic. In other words, there is a Pontiac manual just for the transmission.
Some time ago, there was a very good report on You Tube about the first generation Hydramatic transmission. With some search, you should find it.
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Offline Macabry

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Re: Hydramatic rebuild books/literature ?
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2021, 04:32:27 AM »
Brilliant info folks 👍 ... I'm actually watching a pontiac manual on ebay as we speak  8) ... that video you mention,  I've found it a while back, its "Weberauto" ... nice an informative with a stripdown unit 👍

Thanks again
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1988 Citroen 2cv Special

 

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