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Old 10-08-2012, 06:57 PM
helpmyfive helpmyfive is offline
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There are always shops that will diagnose for free. I had a shop connect a diagnostic computer and test some inner parts for me. They found it was just toast. When a trans goes bad, it goes bad. You'll waste time dinking with possible options. I just found a 4spd auto replacement used for $500 and swapped it. I could do it in 2 hours now that I've done it once. I'm no pro, and I didn't use more than a simple set of tools and a floor jack. I've gotten nearly 100,000 miles out of a used trans with 100,000 miles already on it. Don't really see the value in people blowing $3k on a rebuild when you still hear of failures with them. That's 6 used ones in my book.
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