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Old 12-26-2006, 04:39 PM   #1
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Transmission in that car now too?!?!??! Are you kidding me??
I dont even drive that car hard!
It did it today when it was cold, accellerating in 1st heading to 2nd, it slipped hardcore, enough the car bounced off the rev limited a good 5 times before it lurched into gear.
Did it for a good 10 mins, then it kinda went away, then it was doing it accellerating up hills, now it just slips once or twice going up a hill, with the trans fully hot.
I hope my warranty covers this, im so fucked if it doesnt.
I need my Intense parts so i can get my bonneville on the road
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sorry to hear that but isn't the alero a 3.4 like my old grand am gt
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Old 12-26-2006, 04:50 PM   #3
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yup
4T45-E
Im going to my shop right now to remove the pan and inspect, with fresh fluid i may be able to get more out of this thing yet...
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yup
4T45-E
Im going to my shop right now to remove the pan and inspect, with fresh fluid i may be able to get more out of this thing yet...
Yes put the fresh fluid in it... I have driven several before I found one with a trans I liked... The 4T45-E can get really flakey....

And they all say it doesn't need a cooler... Let us know what the fluid looks like... also do yourself a favor and flush the internal cooler

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Old 12-26-2006, 05:01 PM   #5
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Matt - you and tranny'*

Probably just need a flush
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That sucks Matt. :( I have heard those trannies are too weak for the 3.4'* power (don't know the whole story). But my bro-in-law had a GA GT, drove it fairly hard. He never had problems with it that I know of. I test drove an Alero GLS in 05, almost bought it. During the test drive @ WOT the 1 to 2 shift was VERY hard...scared me.
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Okay, dropped the pan, the magnet had a teaspoon of grey sludge on it, fluid didnt look to bad.
But now it certainly slips say one in every five shifts it has to make from 1-2 even under moderate load.
I have to make a 220 mile round trip with this car on Thursday then again on Saturday.
Hmmmm
Bets?
My warranty DOES cover transaxle, thank god.
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Hey Matt, how many miles (kms) do you have on it? Thank God for the warranty. I'm lucky I have one on the Chrysler. lol
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The 4T45-E was a bit too small to be attached to the 3400-3500 engines.... If anything Gm should have kept the 60-E and made some revisions and used it behind the 3400-3500 V6'*

Let us know how it fares

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it has 43,875 miles on it!!! Thats it!

Flaky is the word now lol...
maybe even..questionable?
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