'New' used transmission troubles 97' Bonneville SE
When I first got the car @ 82k mi, it liked to do this strange thing whenever you floored it between 25 and 35 mph. It would act like it dropped into neutral. I purchased a 3 year warranty on the car, just because I got an excellent deal with hookups. Warranty guys sent it to local transmission shop, they said transmission was just fine and dandy. Took it to stealership, they determined it to be internal fault. New transmission time.
Warranty company (Guardian Warranty Corp) explained to me that the transmission replacement would not be brand new, but they would warranty it for atleast a year, which made no sense to me. Well, its two and a half weeks later, and I have the car back with a 'new' used transmission.
First to second gear is rough enough to throw your head back at any throttle position, second to third is smooth, third to fourth is smooth, but whenever it locks (I'm guessing I'm feeling the torque converter locking in and out?), it hits hard. So if you take your foot off the gas at 45 mph, and put back on, after about 2-3 seconds you feel the heavy clunk. So basically it feels like the transmission isn't taking the time to shift between first and second, it just does it, resulting in the large jerky motion. Also at 45 mph, when you manually down shift to third and second, it feels like you're gonna snap a tranny mount lol. Any ideas if this can be 'tuned'? Or should I just take it to the trans shop and raise hell? Somethings gotta give.