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j-d

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DiskDoctr wrote:

...when it goes, it throws junk into the transmission ...If you're not a "transmission guy" (I'm not), either find one or commit to replacing transmission, torque converter and cooler...

This is what I've always heard. Failure of transmission or converter contaminates the other, and the cooler as well, but I'm not a transmission guy either.
You had a gripe that the engine was running warm, and some speculated the converter might not be locking when it should. Slippage causing heat. I wonder if converter WAS failing, one symptom being failure to lock, and it got worse to where it finally scattered. But I'm not a transmission guy...


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I got it to a shop today j-d, I had the same thought about the torque converter remembering out earlier conversation about that. I'll check with the shop tomorrow and see what they know. I just barely got it down there today - really overheated and blew out the front seal as soon as I pulled in to their lot.

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Got a call from the shop today - they took it for a drive and noticed a vibration at 45mph, so they think I have bad u-joint(s)...

So far, I'm at $1900 for the rebuilt transmission with an upgraded torque converter, pump, clutch kits etc, etc...they replaced everything from what I hear from them.

They want $250 to replace the u-joints - I told them to go ahead but to make sure that was the cause of the vibration. I replaced the u-joints about 7 years ago - I think...Owner assured me he would check out the driveshaft and drive it again after everything was replaced.

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Posted: 07/11/18 10:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Be sure to use Spicer U-joints or you might find them needing replaced again in short order. They will absolutely cause a "craqp my transmission is dying" vibration.

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PS- $1900 is CHEAP for a transmission rebuild.

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Yes, I thought $1900 was VERY reasonable. Most places around here (OKC) were right around the $2000 range, but it depended on the torque converter and the fluid. I just hope they did good work! I have no complaints so far, but I just picked it up today and drove it home - actually drove better than at any time since I've owned it (8 years).

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