Transmissions Ford vs. Dodge vs. GM - Page 2 - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Lounge For casual talk about things unrelated to General Motors. In other words, off-topic stuff. And anything else that does not fit Section Description.

View Poll Results: Overall who has the best reliability transmission wise........???????
Ford 2 12.50%
Dodge 0 0%
GM 14 87.50%
Voters: 16. You may not vote on this poll

Closed Thread
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-28-2004, 09:56 AM   #11
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Salina, KS
Posts: 5,246
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
TrueWildMan is on a distinguished road
Default

Y'know, when it comes to newer truck trannies, ya gotta hand it to Ford. They just last forever! They take a serious lickin'. I used a '94 F350 to move on Saturday with a 20' or so flatbed trailer. Sucker had 172,000 miles on it and still ran like new. In fact, some of our crew trucks here have over 120,000 miles on it and still running strong, all '94 and newer. We've never had a tranny fail on us.
TrueWildMan is offline  
Old 06-28-2004, 10:19 AM   #12
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Michigan
Posts: 3,978
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Princess Jeanie is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by macho_mike21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Allmachtige
Modern Dodge transmissions get the rep of being as durable as a toothpick.
or a wet noodle.

Bahh!! This is not what I wanted to hear! So, a transmission on a 2001-2002 Dodge Stratus (V6 maybe) would belong to this "not so good" category?
Princess Jeanie is offline  
Old 06-28-2004, 10:27 AM   #13
Senior Member
Posts like a Camaro
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Waterloo, NY
Posts: 809
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
swartlkk is on a distinguished road
Default

Actually, I think those trannies are ok. It'* more their full size cars that have the crappy transmissions.
swartlkk is offline  
Old 06-28-2004, 10:46 AM   #14
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Michigan
Posts: 3,978
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Princess Jeanie is on a distinguished road
Default

I hope it'* a decent transmission (it'* one of the cars I'm looking at). Anyone else have any opinions on the 2002ish Dodge Stratus transmission?
Princess Jeanie is offline  
Old 06-28-2004, 10:47 AM   #15
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Salina, KS
Posts: 5,246
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
TrueWildMan is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by swartlkk
Actually, I think those trannies are ok. It'* more their full size cars that have the crappy transmissions.
And trucks.
TrueWildMan is offline  
Old 06-28-2004, 11:01 AM   #16
Senior Member
Posts like a Camaro
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Waterloo, NY
Posts: 809
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
swartlkk is on a distinguished road
Default

I haven't had any issues with the tranny on my '97 RAM 1500 4x4. The truck has 76k miles on it and it'* showing no signs of problems with the transmission... I haven't done much towing with it, but it has seen 2 summers of hauling 2 wagons with 3 tons of straw on each wagon.
swartlkk is offline  
Old 06-28-2004, 11:18 AM   #17
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Salina, KS
Posts: 5,246
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
TrueWildMan is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by swartlkk
I haven't had any issues with the tranny on my '97 RAM 1500 4x4. The truck has 76k miles on it and it'* showing no signs of problems with the transmission... I haven't done much towing with it, but it has seen 2 summers of hauling 2 wagons with 3 tons of straw on each wagon.
A friend of mine has a '96 Ram 4x4, and the tranny blew at 60k miles. When he took it to the shop, there were 2 more similar year, similar mileage Rams there getting the tranny replaced. The guy that runs the tranny shop said that Rams are a regular at his shop.
TrueWildMan is offline  
Old 06-28-2004, 11:36 AM   #18
Senior Member
Posts like a Camaro
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Waterloo, NY
Posts: 809
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
swartlkk is on a distinguished road
Default

Well, that'* good information to know. Guess I'll be doing a flush and fill w/ filter change soon then.

I do run a 12" x 24" Hayden trans cooler on mine. Put it on as soon as we bought it. Maybe that'* the reason why others have had so much trouble with them..?
swartlkk is offline  
Old 06-28-2004, 11:41 AM   #19
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Salina, KS
Posts: 5,246
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
TrueWildMan is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by swartlkk
Well, that'* good information to know. Guess I'll be doing a flush and fill w/ filter change soon then.

I do run a 12" x 24" Hayden trans cooler on mine. Put it on as soon as we bought it. Maybe that'* the reason why others have had so much trouble with them..?
Absolutely! Those extra tranny coolers are well worth the time, effort and money, even for our cars.
TrueWildMan is offline  
 
 
Closed Thread

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Chevy vs. Dodge and Ford MouSe General GM Chat 38 05-31-2011 10:58 AM
Can Ford Boy be Dodge Boy? rjolly87 Lounge 21 04-12-2006 01:51 PM
A Ford saved my Bonne from another Ford SSEi95 Lounge 5 12-18-2003 01:40 PM


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 06:52 PM.


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.