Uh Oh My Bonn. is about to dig VERY big hole in my pocket - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


General GM Chat When starting new posts, please specify YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, ENGINE type, and whatever modifications you have made. Chat about all things GM (and related cars). Off-topic stuff should be in the Lounge, and all Model specific mechanical problems should be posted in the proper forum.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-24-2006, 06:53 PM   #1
Senior Member
Posts like a Northstar
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 744
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Melissa is on a distinguished road
Default Uh Oh My Bonn. is about to dig VERY big hole in my pocket

I just found out today that she may need a new tranny bc theres a chain that they can't get to that easy and I'd be better off getting a new one I was told. But getting to the chain and replacing it will be around $1,800 and a new trans is about $2,800. Guess it'* time to really look harder for a job since I've been back from the Air Force. Right now it'* sitting at West Michigan Transmission so they can look it over (free or charge) because Chad called them for me and told them what the other place told us and they kinda laughed and said they were blowing smoke up my a$$ it shouldn't be that bad for that kind of car if it'* just a whining noise... it should be able to be fixed and that those quotes are outragous. Hopefully (fingers crossed) this situation comes out better than it sounds right now. I'm all worked up and driving her is embarrassing because it'* a noticable noise, kinda sounds like a wind up toy seriously! I'll fix her and she'll be better than driving my old car (the TEMPO!!! )!!! I'll update later when I find out more, should be sometime tomorrow.
Melissa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2006, 06:58 PM   #2
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Jack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 3,105
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Jack is on a distinguished road
Default

Damn that sucks, and after getting nominated for COTM. I take full resonsibiliity if my nomination made you a target of one of the "white curse" gremlins
Jack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2006, 07:01 PM   #3
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 19,756
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
1993 SLE is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jack
Damn that sucks, and after getting nominated for COTM. I take full resonsibiliity if my nomination made you a target of one of the "white curse" gremlins

bah there is no such thing....


Mel hope all goes well...
1993 SLE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2006, 08:13 PM   #4
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Elberton, GA
Posts: 5,242
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ga93sle is on a distinguished road
Default

Wow, that suckzors. Hope you get it all straightened out.
ga93sle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2006, 09:59 PM   #5
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
willwren is on a distinguished road
Default

Whoever told you your chain would cost you 1800 is a ripoff artist taking advantage of you for their interpretation of what they believe is your ignorance. Try HALF that price in parts and labor at a reputable shop.

Interesting. I've never seen or heard of a chain breaking, much less wearing out on a stock or nearly stock FWD GM trans like ours.

Second opinion. Get one or two.
willwren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2006, 10:15 PM   #6
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Frederick, Maryland
Posts: 1,441
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
VigCS is on a distinguished road
Default

That sucks Melissa - but definately get a second opinion. I can get a new transmission for $1600 from my work I believe. How many miles on your car?

I may have to get a rebuild/new tranny later this year. Mine has started slipping.
VigCS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2006, 10:16 PM   #7
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 12,432
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
J Wikoff is on a distinguished road
Default

I got my tranny completely rebuilt, with a shift kit, for $1570.
J Wikoff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2006, 10:28 PM   #8
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
willwren is on a distinguished road
Default

Mine wasn't much more than that with a full-blown shift kit, custom differential, and a few other goodies.

I smell scam.
willwren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2006, 10:42 PM   #9
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Elberton, GA
Posts: 5,242
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ga93sle is on a distinguished road
Default

Mine'* starting to jump going into 2nd. She'* getting fixed b4 it gets much worse.
ga93sle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2006, 12:24 AM   #10
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Grand Rapids, Mi
Posts: 5,656
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Archon is on a distinguished road
Default

Last year when I checked at Certified, they gave a quote of about $1200 (I think) for a rebuild.
Archon is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
somebody dig me a hole ga93sle Lounge 14 02-13-2006 07:30 PM
Big Move...BIg Renovations...Big Time! Jim W Lounge 32 06-16-2005 12:02 AM
Big guy....Big Car....Big Possibilities Way_2Fast_Way_2Furious Introductions for new members 10 05-25-2005 01:06 PM
Got time to kill? Why not dig a hole... MOS95B Lounge 6 05-13-2004 01:22 PM
Anyone need to dig a HUGE hole? MOS95B Lounge 9 04-08-2004 01:36 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:05 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.