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Old 06-28-2007, 12:24 PM   #1
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my tourqe converter clutch or solinoid i think is bad and aamco wants $800 to replace the peice or they told me i would be better off letting them rebuild my whole transmission for only $1500 because i only have 78,000 miles and its worth it they said to save the car.?

please i want to hear everyone'* opionions and all options i have on this as im broke and lost on what to do.. if i pay them then i max out my credit card......

any suggestions will be very well listened too..........


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This was my situation when I had my 90 SSE (see below) and I never reparied it since I felt the repair was worth more than the car. if it an opinion your looking for then here goes. If you plan on keeping the car for atleast another 2 1/2 more years then pay the $800.00. If it'* longer than 4 years then pay the $1500.00. I would still have a problem paying out that amount of money for that year of car.


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so your not selling it ???????????
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I would make sure you have checked all aother possibilities for the clutch not engaging.
3 conditions must be met for lock up.
Engine operating temp.
Vehicle speed (speed sensor)
And throttle position. (Correct TPS voltage setting).
You should also look into a fluid and filter change with conditioner if you hav'nt done so already.
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Add to that the ECM must see the Gear switches.... 3rd and 4th are the most important... These have to be on when the circuit is pressurized... So when you get the 3rd gear the switch has to be functional for the ECM to know its in that gear...

The TCC solenoid is a very cheap solenoid.... so they want to charge you for labor and A pan gasket along with the solenoid... $800 is nuts... Are there any other trans shops you can go to ?

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1500 sounds too cheap for a rebuild, 800 sounds nuts for a TCC. Aamco is a chain shop anyways that may spend more time on marketing and seperating you from your dollar than they do on actual trans tech.

My sister paid 200 to a trans shop (thats all they did was trannys) for her 89 Cavalier when the TCC went bad. That was back in the mid 90'* though. Probably not the same style of trans but it was FWD.

you might ask around before jumping off with repairs with these folks.
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1500 sounds too cheap for a rebuild, 800 sounds nuts for a TCC. Aamco is a chain shop anyways that may spend more time on marketing and seperating you from your dollar than they do on actual trans tech.

My sister paid 200 to a trans shop (thats all they did was trannys) for her 89 Cavalier when the TCC went bad. That was back in the mid 90'* though. Probably not the same style of trans but it was FWD.

you might ask around before jumping off with repairs with these folks.

I agree with Glenn, shop around with different transmission shops, especially small independents with low overhead
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1500 sounds too cheap for a rebuild, 800 sounds nuts for a TCC. Aamco is a chain shop anyways that may spend more time on marketing and seperating you from your dollar than they do on actual trans tech.

My sister paid 200 to a trans shop (thats all they did was trannys) for her 89 Cavalier when the TCC went bad. That was back in the mid 90'* though. Probably not the same style of trans but it was FWD.

you might ask around before jumping off with repairs with these folks.

I agree with Glenn, shop around with different transmission shops, especially small independents with low overhead
and I agree with both of you guys.... an independent shop replaced the TCC solenoid and did Brakes on a co workers car to the tune of $350... all of the parts and labor included... I forget what all she had done, but it was worth the price she paid..

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Agreed with all, Heck you can check the solonoid out by applying 12v and listen for a click. Just changed all three in our Supra for $20. Dropped the pan and one bolt held each.
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can anyone tell me if this is something i might be able to do myself or with my personal mechanic. .. or can anyone recomend a goon trannsmission repair person? thanks.

or even better is there any members close to me who can do it and wants to make some money... im located in pa...
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