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Old 07-13-2006, 05:48 PM   #21
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To be an SE and get the trans that Hot.....

were you hard on the car at all? Sounds like the car entered Limp Home mode... Keep in mind that the PCM in the 94-95 Does monitor Transmission temps and will go into limp home to save its self
it'll do that typically if you're driving hard and fast or accelletating quickly multiple times?

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Knowing Eric im pretty sure he drove it hard....

Eric, how many miles on the tranny?

Also I reccomend AGAINST doing a transmission flush. Read more here. If you need help dropping the pan I can come over to help you and while were at it we can add a bottle of Lucas for insurance.

Be easy on the car when you drive it from now on. Yes its a 4t60 and will hold well, but drive it like crazy all of the time will shorten its life.
I have no sort of clue on the transmissions' mileage. i'm not flushing it, but i will be dropping the pan in september-november to do the fluid change at school *ON A LIFT WITH A DRAIN PAN* so I can be comfortable while doing it, and possibly radiator flush and fluid change, along with fixing the coolant over flow inside and out if my instructor will allow the car to sit for a few days outside as this will not be able to be done in two days..
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September/November could be way too late...
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To be an SE and get the trans that Hot.....

were you hard on the car at all? Sounds like the car entered Limp Home mode... Keep in mind that the PCM in the 94-95 Does monitor Transmission temps and will go into limp home to save its self
it'll do that typically if you're driving hard and fast or accelletating quickly multiple times?

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Knowing Eric im pretty sure he drove it hard....

Eric, how many miles on the tranny?

Also I reccomend AGAINST doing a transmission flush. Read more here. If you need help dropping the pan I can come over to help you and while were at it we can add a bottle of Lucas for insurance.

Be easy on the car when you drive it from now on. Yes its a 4t60 and will hold well, but drive it like crazy all of the time will shorten its life.
I have no sort of clue on the transmissions' mileage. i'm not flushing it, but i will be dropping the pan in september-november to do the fluid change at school *ON A LIFT WITH A DRAIN PAN* so I can be comfortable while doing it, and possibly radiator flush and fluid change, along with fixing the coolant over flow inside and out if my instructor will allow the car to sit for a few days outside as this will not be able to be done in two days..

Drive the car over a dip and get it done. Your going to kiss that trans bye-bye if you don't. Tell me were comfort over rides the cost of a trans and labor of putting it in. It'll cost you $35 max for 6 bottles of trans fluid and a new gasket / filter.
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of course, if he gets a spec of dirt in there while he does it, and it finds it'* way to the valve body, instead of a tranny that works well when not overheated, he'll have a tranny that won't shift...

Sorry, just reflecting on the last few days.

Anyway, if the fluid doesn't smell burnt, it'* fine. Color is never a good indicator (unless by color you mean you see chunks of your clutches floating in the fluid) of whether the fluid is good or bad. Burnt smell = bad. Slightly sweet smell = not bad.

I'd do that first, and then decide if my driving style needed to adjust to keep my trans more cool..
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Comfort by butt. Jack the car up, set it up on blocks, and get under there. Its the easiest job in the world. I have done it before so if you need guidance and assistance, I can help you when I have time. Im also sure Tom has done it before, ask him and he will help you.

Next Monday I have a test to study for, but that Monday afternoon when im free or any other day that week just let me know when I can come over and I will help you. Eventually I will need to drop the pan on my own car so we might as well do it together.

No clue on the mileage? Was it with the engine that got swapped in or was it the same one that was with your car before?
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Comfort by butt. Jack the car up, set it up on blocks, and get under there. Its the easiest job in the world. I have done it before so if you need guidance and assistance, I can help you when I have time. Im also sure Tom has done it before, ask him and he will help you.

Next Monday I have a test to study for, but that Monday afternoon when im free or any other day that week just let me know when I can come over and I will help you. Eventually I will need to drop the pan on my own car so we might as well do it together.

No clue on the mileage? Was it with the engine that got swapped in or was it the same one that was with your car before?
No, two days after i got the car originally, diff pin fired out of the diff. the place I bought it from with no second thought put another trans in. MY mechanic said they'd pieced it together, so baby it. Of course, I don't listen. I babied it tonight and it worked swell. The engine was far after that by about two months. I paid $600 for a lower end rebuild, and had loud knocking after that, so my mechanic personally out of his pocket threw out $1,400 and bought a 30K mile engine from a junkyard out of a '99. The trans I have no clue of. I'll check out the new schedule.

BTW FLUID DOESN'T SMELL BURNT, IT STILL SMELLS 'SWEET'

like brand new dextron II in the bottle.
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To be an SE and get the trans that Hot.....

were you hard on the car at all? Sounds like the car entered Limp Home mode... Keep in mind that the PCM in the 94-95 Does monitor Transmission temps and will go into limp home to save its self

JR might have the truth...

When I was really hard on my trans it did this..then it never came back..odd.
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does anyone remember the rain burnout video eric did not too long ago?

yeah

personally..i would say flush and filter...it might just be something clogged

i have not read the whole thread so direguard anything that has already been said
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Comfort by butt. Jack the car up, set it up on blocks, and get under there. Its the easiest job in the world. I have done it before so if you need guidance and assistance, I can help you when I have time. Im also sure Tom has done it before, ask him and he will help you.

Next Monday I have a test to study for, but that Monday afternoon when im free or any other day that week just let me know when I can come over and I will help you. Eventually I will need to drop the pan on my own car so we might as well do it together.

No clue on the mileage? Was it with the engine that got swapped in or was it the same one that was with your car before?
No, two days after i got the car originally, diff pin fired out of the diff. the place I bought it from with no second thought put another trans in. MY mechanic said they'd pieced it together, so baby it. Of course, I don't listen. I babied it tonight and it worked swell. The engine was far after that by about two months. I paid $600 for a lower end rebuild, and had loud knocking after that, so my mechanic personally out of his pocket threw out $1,400 and bought a 30K mile engine from a junkyard out of a '99. The trans I have no clue of. I'll check out the new schedule.

BTW FLUID DOESN'T SMELL BURNT, IT STILL SMELLS 'SWEET'

like brand new dextron II in the bottle.

1400$ for a engine? wow he told you a story i got a 01 L36 with 24k for 800$ and thats
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does anyone remember the rain burnout video eric did not too long ago?

yeah

personally..i would say flush and filter...it might just be something clogged

i have not read the whole thread so direguard anything that has already been said
but both were spinning, and traction control caught. . . that was only for like 2.5-3 seconds. I'm going to see about having it changed. I don't know for sure yet.

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1400$ for a engine? wow he told you a story i got a 01 L36 with 24k for 800$ and thats
cheap
I'm not sure anymore if he'* lying or telling a truth.

I mean..we had our rear end gears replaced in my mom'* astro van to replace a whining sound, and then we took it to the dealer after we'd had him change 4 spider gears in the diff, and it was still making a whining osund, they said it was a new 99 style van with a 85-89 rear axel..the whole assemby was an 85-89 generation.. which means, he didn't replace the parts, he went out and got a cheap rear end. i'm weary about letting anyone touch my car at all since I've gotten it back.
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