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Old 03-15-2011, 09:13 AM   #961
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I was in the shop till about 10 last night. did some cleaning while I waited for a late arrival. He needed a HD diff. Actually only wanted 2 gears from it. Just happened to have one so that'* one less thing for me to move around.
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found out, the hard way, that the Lesabre rear door windows are a different shape than the Park Avenue.
I hate the people who say that Lesabres are mini Park Avenues. Thats like saying the Century is the mini Regal, except its the Regals retarded twin (or something).

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Beat the transmission a little closer to it'* death. This thing is resilient.
Which transmission? A A4T65-E? I thought they were all very delicate?
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Old 03-15-2011, 12:29 PM   #963
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From 92-99 the LeSlopper was the same as a Bonneville.
The century is a stripped down Regal with a different motor.

And yeah.. a 65E. They can take a decent amount of punishment.
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I've read a few complaints about them, and how they are less reliable than the tranny'* competitors offer. I think these complaints come from people who think their W bodies and the like are street racers anyway.
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I've murdered my share of transmissions in the Bonneville. Overall though they are reasonably reliable if you aren't beating the pulp out of it every chance you get.

The current one is in a 2000 Regal with 178,000 miles on it. This car was previously owned by a family where 3 girls took the car to college in NY and NJ etc. Drove it everywhere etc and then the wife and husband also drove it. Many things were wrong with it, all minor and the trans felt amazing when I picked it up at 161,000. The problems are basically worn out clutches etc.
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Replaced the MFS. Living out in the country, being able to go from highs to lows and back is a must. The MFS has always given me problems, but lately its cut out completely leaving me in the dark, in between highs and lows. Not fun!

So I got a good used one from Morad, and got to it. I didn't have the airbag tool, so even though I had a wheel puller, I couldn't get the stupid steering wheel out of the way. So, with a lot of improvised tools and patience, and taking the long way around, I managed to get it done. I can't believe how bad my old one was now that I know what a good one is supposed to work like.

Certainly not a job I want to do again anytime soon though. Airbag removal tool, next on the list of specialty tools to add to my collection.

I don't really want to know how much regular shop labor would have been for this..

I also ordered my Moog upper rear links so I can get my alignment done soon. The drivers rear upper is bent pretty bad, so I have the control arms for the front, the uppers coming for the rear, did new rod ends not long ago, so she really needs an alignment.
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Today I finished up my new work bench and shelves. Still got a bit more organizing to do, but most of the work is done.
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hh drove the intrepid to my sisters house then to the mall to meet up with chris and as i did i parked near his jeep and found a guy trying to steal his radio chased him across the rainy parkin lot and tackled him he had chris'* faceplate and ipod...Then went to the hobby shop to pick up my drag link for my jato and came home!! picking up a rear end in the AM finally
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Good deal catching the thief. Better to trip them then tackle them. Ahh, I was chasing him and he tripped all on his own.
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Yeah oh well he ran off chris really needs to get some working locks lol
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