whatever it was it did it every time i started up the car and drove a few yards, until it was broken but that dos'nt matter.
im also really surprised i had no warning as well which is what irritates me about it, and it didnt have any fluid older then 30-40k miles (mixxed) and 2 pan drops in those 30-40k miles...
either way my plan now with how little money we have is we are going to get a junkyard 2nd gen for 100$ throw it in just so we can get the car on the road again for however many miles while i rebuild the broken 1st gen.... now i know all about all the wiring/bolt/TQ mods that needs to be done, and that i need a 200? for the better strength trans as the 99 and 98 still have same design? and i should flush the system to get all this bad fluid out... i may even skip out on the 2nd gen idea and just get a first gen if the yard has a warranty that will give me time to rebuild mine
heres my questions...
whats the best way to flush the system without taking it to a shop for 150 bucks?
ive read some posts of people saying a rebuilt 1st gen is stronger then a new factory 2nd gen?
whats the diff between the gears on the 2.7 and the 3.x? i know the 2.7 is smaller but what would i want or what would it change?
and lastly how hard is it to rebuild a trans on a scale of 1-10 id assume its an 8-9? while a timing belt is 6-7? is it something i could tackle without previous exp on transmissions? or is it more like following a expensive lego creation that you just have to follow the instructions and not lose the pieces
this plan is running around 250+ for parts (after the rebuild) not counting fluid and the flush, and we can space the cost over a few weeks.... a bit better then 700$ for trans shop just to rebuild it in one big hit