I did look at the web site for tripleedgeperformance. They have my exact problem:
"Neutrals at stops, Shudders on take off: One of the most common problems I have found after the milege gets over roughly 60K miles. The scenario.... You are driving in traffic for a while OR your car has sat for a while and is a cold startup. You put the car in Drive range and it wont move, or if driving you come up to a stop light and in heavy traffic and the light turns green and SUPRISE!!! You are holding up traffic with a car that wont go anywhere. The most common cause of this problem is a worn out inner surface of the Input clutch piston. I will post pics soon so you can better understand why it IS a real problem. Once the inner sealing area wears it can prevent the inner lip seal for the piston from sealing properly. You may find that revving th engine up will finally get the car to move and it will BANG into gear. This is because the pump in the transmission is working harder and moving more fluid thus allowing the added fluid to overcome the leak which prevented the clutch from either initially applying or staying applied."
Bottom line, I still need to rebuild or replace according to Triple Edge and other mechanics I talked to.
Most of these replacements look like they push up the cost close to the same as a rebuild, so I will probably take what is the most convienent and the easiest warranty to maintain. Looks like the bonnie is good for another 10 years.....
Last edited by mdbonnie; 10-07-2009 at 07:14 PM.