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#11 (permalink) Old 12-31-2012, 03:30 PM
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^^That's a good find! I looked up for 4.2's and the transmissions were closer to $2k

Good to know a used transmission for a 4.3 isn't super expensive!

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A used tranny isn't a bad idea. I'd still have to install it or pay to have it installed. I've swapped a manual tranny in a '93 Civic, a '94 Corrado, a '98 Tacoma, and a '67 MGB but never an automatic tranny and never in this new of a vehicle. It's my wife's daily driver which she needs for work so I'm not sure I'd want to tackle the problem with the limited spare time I have in case something doesn't go right. I suppose I'd have to have a local shop install it or maybe have local shop fix the one that's in there now (which may be cheaper). I'll have to get it diagnosed by AAMCO or some other tranny shop and see what they'd charge. Who knows, maybe it's just some valve or something that can easily be fixed from an external access panel or something??? I know nothing about automatic transmissions...

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On a second thought, throw in the red lubegard tranny additive. Sometimes, it does do miracles. Nothing to lose.



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I'll have to get it diagnosed by AAMCO
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or some other tranny shop
There you go...

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Yes, RF Overlord is correct--stay away from AAMCO! Find an independent shop that specializes in automatic transmissions. Make sure they've been around for a while and have a good reputation.

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I appreciate the tips everyone, I'll be looking into a shop that specializes in automatic transmissions. For now my wife is just parking on the street rather than in the driveway and avoiding reverse as much as possible to mitigate damage.

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Thank God someone else told you to stay far awayyyyyy from AAMCO.

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Thank God someone else told you to stay far awayyyyyy from AAMCO.
Yeah, I've never really taken any of my cars to dealers/mechanics in the past, I've alway done all my own work. In this case I just don't know anything about automatic transmissions and I don't have much time these days to swap out a transmission or tear into things like I used to. I just remember seeing AAMCO commercials on TV claiming that they are transmission specialists. Glad you guys are looking out, thanks.

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My mother had a pt cruiser and the tranny went bad (wouldn't go past 2nd gear ), I took it to aamco and they did a super job. I guess it all depends on the individual franchise owner and their staff?

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