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Old 05-12-2004, 10:29 PM   #1
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My tranny is leaking pretty bad, have to add 1 quart per week to stop it from getting too low, im pretty sure its the cooler line that goes into the radiator, the bottom one, i know i can get another pipe but i dont really know how to change it, how much u think it would cost to have it repaired at a shop? and also i was gonna put that trick shift stuff from B&M in there, supposed to make a big difference, anybody know anything about that, my friend uses it in his SS and he says its much better and shifts firmer. Also my tranny has about 160k miles on it and never been flushed, the guy changed the filter 2x but never the fluid, should i leave it like it is and just change the fluid or flush it? And also are there any tranny additives that can help?
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I looked at autozone its about 269 for the rebuild kit, it says 4t60e or 4t65e, which is the one i need, and theres no HD option which isnt that what i need? and how hard is it to rebuild it yourself if you have knowledgable friends who have done it before?
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I wouldn't go playing around inside a transmission without tons of experience. There'* parts in there that'd drive a watchmaker nuts. If the trannt ain't acting up, get the leak stopped and maybe get it flushed. Unfortunately, without knowing more about the leak, I can't help you with that part. If it is just a line, and you got friends that have worked on cars, changing a line out is pretty easy.
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i agree completley mos
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yeah my uncle has been doing trannies for 35 yrs and wont touch mine
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the guy changed the filter 2x but never the fluid
How does one change the transmission filter(twice, no less) without changing the transmission oil???
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I just replaced my lines and they were 25$ from GM. I would change the fliud and filter but i would use like a max life trans fliud. Both lines took me 15 to 30 min to replace.


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So i should really only take it to a gm dealer to get it rebuilt? any ideas as to how much thats gonna cost? Theres a specialty place around here that said they would do it for 900.
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$900 is a great price. But it'* also one of those "to good to be true" prices. For my $.02(or in your case $900) I would look into a transmission shop that is certified by the ATRA.

http://www.atra-gears.com/

They even have a code of ethics which no used car salesman has!!!
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the guy changed the filter 2x but never the fluid
How does one change the transmission filter(twice, no less) without changing the transmission oil???
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