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View Poll Results: Rebuild whole trans, or just the valve body?
Whole Trans 20 60.61%
Valve body only 7 21.21%
Are you nuts? Take it to a shop! 6 18.18%
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Old 07-15-2006, 07:13 PM   #31
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Matt... you're killing me here! How'* the progress? I am extremely interested in tearing my tranny apart with MyLittleBlackBird, and your experience and advice in this process will be invaluable. Hopefully you're having success.
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Old 07-17-2006, 12:00 PM   #32
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Lol - it'* slow going. I'm stalled right now, as I didn't finish up before the weekend. So now my car is torn apart in Grand Rapids, and I'm here at work in Pontiac...

It'* now officially a weekend project. It'll be another two weeks at earliest before I can get back to GR and hopefully finish it up.

In the mean time, I picked up a beater 95 LSS that needed someone to love it.
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Old 07-18-2006, 01:05 AM   #33
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Slow and steady wins the race.... or something like that

I just don't want to miss out on all the juicy details when everything is said and done. I would love it if Doug and I could dig into my tranny, and I think your knowledge will be invaluable. I wish you the best with this job, and hope things start to go a little more smoothly for you!
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Hey guys I just got my 99 SSEi looked at because of the check engine light. Come to find out it was a tranny code. I need to know the transmission shifts smooth but skips 3rd gear. I was told that it could be the valve body on the tranny itself, or I might need a brand new tranny. My question is if I need a new tranny wouldn't the fluid be brown and smell really burnt? The dealer said the fluid was clean and did not smell burnt. I want some opinions from you guys before I do anything. Thanks.

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Hey guys I just got my 99 SSEi looked at because of the check engine light. Come to find out it was a tranny code. I need to know the transmission shifts smooth but skips 3rd gear. I was told that it could be the valve body on the tranny itself, or I might need a brand new tranny. My question is if I need a new tranny wouldn't the fluid be brown and smell really burnt? The dealer said the fluid was clean and did not smell burnt. I want some opinions from you guys before I do anything. Thanks.

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buy a gm replacement tranny, then sell me your old one (cheap of course, it is broke)
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Old 07-19-2006, 04:12 PM   #36
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Hey guys I just got my 99 SSEi looked at because of the check engine light. Come to find out it was a tranny code. I need to know the transmission shifts smooth but skips 3rd gear. I was told that it could be the valve body on the tranny itself, or I might need a brand new tranny. My question is if I need a new tranny wouldn't the fluid be brown and smell really burnt? The dealer said the fluid was clean and did not smell burnt. I want some opinions from you guys before I do anything. Thanks.

A.J.
You should probably start your own 92-99 topic or search for existing topics that relate to your question. This thread is more about Matt'* attempt to rebuild his own transmission, and whether or not the procedures are easy enough for other shadetree mechanics.

Just my 2 cents.
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How'* it coming Matt? If you need some help, let me know. As you might already know, mine is out and stripped to the main shaft on my bench.

Here'* my thread...
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=58140
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I don't have the time right now to make a full post of the weekend happenings, but I'm far less than thrilled about Napa.

The short version is the clutches in my rebuild kit looked a little funnah, and upon further inspection, the kit that they gave me for the '96 was a 91-94 rebuild kit.

Grr... it wasted a weekend, and I need to get a hold of a new rebuild kit.

But I'll make a full post here soon. Might need to de-sticky me for a few months until I have another shot at this... this is the second time I've been foiled in my plans because of miscellaneous screwups...
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Keep plugging at it. I want all the gorey details.
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I vote valve body for purely selfish reasons. I have the same "won't lockup when hot" issue with my '95, and I hope that you will be able to take some pix and offer some advice for the rest of us who want to try the same cheapo fix.
well my 97 boni does the same and i would go hole trany for the fact of all 97 bonis have a factory defect and causes them to give out at low miles and i think that the hole would be safest .but the valve body would help out on the problem a little and it is hard to do with front wheel drive cars so more power to you.
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