Let the transmission work begin!!
I finally got my tax return money (yeah, I filed late) and decided it'* time to get my tranny fixed. Back when I had the stock motor mount in I was experiencing what I believe to be "chuggle" right around that 1500 rpm range (most noticeable when travelling between 40 and 70 mph). After I replaced my now busted stock motor mount with a solid one, the "chuggle" went away but was replaced by a growling vibration at the same rpm range. It'* been getting gradually worse so today I dropped it off at the dealer to get it fixed. I'm crossing my fingers and hoping for the best.
Funnily enough (3 hours sleep people!) the tech that will be working on it says to me, almost the first words out of his mouth, "transmission parts are expensive." I guess he was wanting to prepare me for the possibility that a repair might be cost prohibitive. Ican handle the cost of a new tranny, but I sure would like it if it'* an easy and cheap fix.
I'm expecting to get a call late this afternoon with the verdict! I'll let you guys how when I hear something.