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View Poll Results: Overall who has the best reliability transmission wise........???????
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Old 06-25-2004, 11:56 AM   #1
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Overall who would you think has the most reliable transmissions please only vote if you have experienced at least 1 of each car above....... The reason is cause I will most likly have to buy a different car soon due to my transmission acting up slightly.........dunno how long it will last.......
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Automatics...

Ford,
I have had many friends that have had nothing but troubles with transmissions in the Ford Taurus (autos). My roommates (freshman & sophmore) had early to mid 90'* Taurus'* and each one of them has replaced the transmissions in their cars atleast twice with fresh remans from Ford. I can't speak on any other Ford trannies though...

Dodge,
Having owned a '94 Intrepid, I can say that the transmissions they put in these cars (even in the newer Intrepids) is a pile of fecal matter! I replaced mine once with a DC reman and it started acting up almost immediately after they installed it (no limp-home mode, but harsh shifts and bump-stop). Now Dodge transmissions in their other, smaller cars seems to be ok. And their truck transmissions are rock solid. I have a '97 Ram 4x4 that is running great (albeit with only 70k on the ODO), but it has seen a fair share of towing duties...

GM,
Having owned several GM auto'* (70 Chevelle w/ TH350 that I have absolutely PUNISHED with almost 400hp and over 400 ftlbs and it grins and wants more), a '85 S10 4x4 that was great until the body rotted away at 150k, a LeSabre (don't remember the year, but it was a 3800 MPI motor) that has over 250k (given to me by my great grandfather) and still on it'* original tranny (4 timing gear sets though - damn plastic cam gear). All in all I would have to say that GM has the most reliable in my experiences with each other manufacturer (either directly or indirectly)...

However, I may be looking at a Torque Converter problem in my '01 SSEi... Kinda funny how that works. But thank GOD for the B2B warranty I bought with the car!
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come on now gm is gonna run it
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Killer, please be nice to your next car.
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Killer, please be nice to your next car.
I am alittle bit easier on my contour it shifts amazinly smooth (for what i put it through) and plus it has 148k miles i just wonder if that tranny is stock........ I just accelerate hard sometimes but the reverse drops and neutral drops stoped after the 1 car show/graduation/last day of school........but i have goten $130 that i paid out of the car and for some reason its still running...............only problems are slight slip from 3rd to overdrive (when tranny is hot) and the 1st to 2nd gear shift is slightly rough (only the 1st one when the car is warm then its 100% fine) I estimate a few months tho.........
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Transmissions all depend on the car, and the condition it'* in. Assuming used, all bets on reliability are off.


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I put down GM for newer trannies. But for older ones, I'd go Ford. I have yet to hear of a fragged Ford tranny pre-1975 in normal driving conditions. The C6'* bolted to all three 351 Clevelands we owned, and the C4'* to the 302'* and some 351'* were just indestructable.
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.......only problems are slight slip from 3rd to overdrive (when tranny is hot).........
My Regal had the same problem. Just use overdrive only when you are on the highway or on county roads. That way you won't burn up your clutch as fast.
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Modern Dodge transmissions get the rep of being as durable as a toothpick.
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Modern Dodge transmissions get the rep of being as durable as a toothpick.
or a wet noodle.
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