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Old 12-24-2005, 11:55 AM   #11
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same guy here, so checked transfluid cold and after idling a few minutes and its kinda low at the add a pint line , but stil red, that mean anything . also should i put in dexron-2E, as recomemded by manual?

also looking for trans shops in michigan round detroit
Same guy here? You mean you are mnalep? Are we talking about the same car here? If so, make sure you check that fluid with the car warmed up and running.

Please clarify on the users/posts.
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right this is mnalep same car. i did check the fluid when the car was running at idle for 5 minutes
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Ok, tell me which username you're keeping, because I'm deleting the other. The last thing we need here is more confusion.
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o no the other is my dads, im at work and dont have access to it
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This is getting confusing. Please put your year and trim level (1993 SE) in BOTH your signatures.

If you are having a hard time getting into second gear, your 2nd gear clutches are gone. Typical in high-mileage 4T60'*. If your fluid is pink, but you still don't move well when you press the gas because the torque converter is slipping, then the friction material on the bands is probably gone already.

Regardless, you need a trans shop diagnosis. Get 2 to be safe. After that, get two quotes from local shops that have been recommended to you by a friend.
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93 SE,not realy hard time geting into second, but the from park shifting to drive or reverse from a cold start problem
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Thing is, whether is is some clutch pack, the converter, or valve body, chewed up gears, bands, burnt seals, broken accumilator springs, whatever, the transmission has to be rebuilt either way.
It ain't like and engine where you can fix JUST the head gaskets or whatever.

Don't take it to some shop that will "patch" it. Something burnt up or broken, rest assured there is contamination throughout the thing. Fixing JUST one clutch pack or the valve body is not going to be a reliable repair. (tho some shops do this)

Is it safe to drive - It CAN be driven, but it is likely to give out at any time. You will coast to a stop at that point (hopefully not on some highway) and then have to have to towed.

You might want to use it'* last bit of life to drive it to a shop, IF you can safely do so, as in, backroads or somewhere that if it gives completely, you won't get slammed by another vehicle.

FUN FACT - "rebuild in a bottle" type products are useless.

HOW much will this cost - When talking to a tranny shop, ask these questions -

"How much will a soft rebuild cost, assuming there are no bad hard parts?"
"Do you rebuild the whole thing, or just replace the bad parts?"

Stay away if they just rig the thing. There are a LOT of small parts in GM trannys and things that simply MUST be gone over. Have an idea of the cost, cause they may charge $300 just to remove it and tear it down. At that point, a rebuld is crucial, cause during teardown, other things tend to get ruined if they are baked together.
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so if i paid 775 for the car ,me being thesecond owner, and it has 131k miles on it, is it worth it to rebuild the trans asuming at most 1500 or just go buy another car
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so if i paid 775 for the car ,me being thesecond owner, and it has 131k miles on it, is it worth it to rebuild the trans asuming at most 1500 or just go buy another car
um you could buy 2 cars at that price.


what i did


why do you think I sold both my bonneville and LSS-SC, oh and my 87 olds?
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so if i paid 775 for the car ,me being thesecond owner, and it has 131k miles on it, is it worth it to rebuild the trans asuming at most 1500 or just go buy another car
Base it on miles. A 93 SE on a good rebuild with all the updates will go another 150k+. The engine will not fail as long as it has oil.

So the body will rust out before this car fails you.
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