I can sure appreciate the anticipated instant gratification expected from simply replacing the whole motor.... BUT. The resulting letdown will be legendary if that pricey bullet don't hit the mark. And then you'll STILL have to fix the first problem....and with the money you spent on "throwing a big giant part at it". Just saying. More often than I'd like to remember I've found the cause of a new problem turned out directly related to what seemed like COMPLETELY unrelated recent work. Perhaps not the thing you broke with that tranny replacement, but mayhaps something: pinched wire, missed re-connection, something binding. Like, did you mash the steam pipe?
\'96SS SOB: SSRI, Herter Tune, Tri-Y II, , 3000 Edge, F/HO bars, METCO extendeds with CV MMC, Bilsteins, currently Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta (315/35 rear). Finally, wait for it... LT-4 knock module!
\'96FWB BUW-Butt Ugly White: PCMPerformance tune, HDFA w/ swissed filter, 1/2 SLP s.s. catback with H- and Flow Super 50s, oem opti rebuilt 3 times, SS Bars, METCO LCA, Airlift 1000, Monroe SS, PowerTrax No-Slip, CTS wheels with +1 rubber. Finally, yes again... LT-4 knock module!