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Old 08-21-2007, 06:06 PM   #1
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My trans started whining on Sat afternoon and now it'* shifting harder and slipping a little too.

I went to Cottman'* Transmission and got it checked out for free. They said that its coming up with a "Wrong Gear Ratio" error which means its slipping and not getting the correct ratio signal... Thats why the harder shifts...

ANYWAYS... They said it would cost a min of $1200 for labor and the kit. Then add in any other parts they need to change out.

$1200 is what I make in a month after taxes! How am I supposed to not drive it and get to work so I could pay my bills and somehow scrape up the extra $$$ to fix the trans?
I just bought this thing in the beginning of June!
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personal loan, Family loan..... ?
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Family loan might work if I didn't already owe $500 to my mom from last year, getting a tranny for our Blazer.

Can't get a bank loan cause I don't have any extra cash after bills already.
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Some shops can do payment plans. Try and see if they do that...

Just trying to help.
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Go to the auto wrecker and take your chances on a used trani, then do the swap yourself. Good way to learn and save $$$
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Go to the auto wrecker and take your chances on a used trani, then do the swap yourself. Good way to learn and save $$$
Yeah I was thinking about that.. Actually was looking online and found 4 trannys from the same place I got our Blazers tranny from for $220!

All trannys come with a 30day warrenty. It might take me that long just to put it in.
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Well I went and did a filter and fluid change and put in about 3/4 of a bottle of Lucas Transmission fix..

Ran it for about 15-20 min and seems to be working alot better.. I doesn't slip in OD like it was before. WOOHOO

I hope it stays this way, I need to drive a 1000 miles(500 each way) in two weeks.
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Just wanted to check, you know that the INTENSE PCM firms up the shifts now? Mine is firmer now.

Is it banging in gear? Maybe it'* the Pressure solenoid. IIRC, those are a known problem in the -65
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I know that it firms the shifts but mine was slipping just a little. I could watch the RPMs go up about 500 inbetween the 1-2 and 2-3 shifts.

It'* alot harder then before and I think thats because of the PCM but I know the slipping isn't. It was banging pretty hard but now that I changed the fluid it'* not bad.
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