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Old 08-13-2003, 10:23 AM   #1
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Default Back 2 the tranny shop we go

If i wasnt at the tranny shop every month for this thing id be a much happier person, anyways i had my oil changed and the guy told me that it looked like it was leaking from the tranny case, after i took it through the car wash i got out to put my light covers on and i saw the red fluid dripping (the water washed it off). i then brought it to the shop that rebuilt it and hes gonna take a look at it, but he needs it for 2 days to fix if its leaking from the case. Im also noticing that its shifting into 4th way to soon at about 60-70 kms, i dont think this is normal, is it? the rpms are about 1500 and there is no power i have to give quit a bit of throttle before it down shifts, it really sux on the highway until i get to about 120-130. The tranny guy said he might have to adjust it (what ever that means) i didnt know one could just adjust something in a tranny? does anyone know what he would "adjust" he said he wouldnt know until he looked at it, so does that mean theres many adjustments that could be made in there?
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i dont know about the adjustment but i do know i am EXTREMELY wary of trans shops. i had a trans rebuilt in a 92 diamante( yeah yeah yeah i know.....it was car i had before the bonnie) $1800 . i sold it to a friend of my wifes 2 yrs later. the tranny was acting up a bit so her boyfriend took it to a tranny shop his uncle works at and he said it had a trans from a junkyard in it !! said it had junkyard righting on it ! well i cant say its true for a fact because i didnt ever really check it out , but it would not surprise me !
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the tranny was acting up a bit so her boyfriend took it to a tranny shop his uncle works at and he said it had a trans from a junkyard in it !! said it had junkyard righting on it ! well i cant say its true for a fact because i didnt ever really check it out , but it would not surprise me !
The fact that it came from a junkyard doesn't necessarily mean it'* junk: the car could have wound up there for any number of reasons. (Heck, maybe a tree fell on it.)

The main thing is whether it'* the correct trans for the car. Junkyards are going to be less than scientific about matching models exactly; I once had a '78 Grand Prix into which the previous owner had swapped a transmission from a subcompact Sunbird. Physically it was the same transmission, but its internals were different, and it burned out in a couple of years of trying to push a heavier car around. (The local transmission place pointed out factory ID stampings that decoded to a Sunbird instead of a Grand Prix.)

They swapped in a rebuilt GP transmission (same price as what they had originally quoted to rebuild the one we came in with) and everything was fine after that.
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my tranny was rebuilt at a gm dealership brefore i bought my car and it runs fine so far

is their a way i can find out when it was rebuilt?
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