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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-31-2003, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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my transmission problem!!!

For the last few weeks my transmission has been acting funny. It's been shifting hard and seems to be almost slipping between gears. My warranty is up next month and i called the local chrysler service center and they told me that if it wasn't to bad they would just overhaul the transmission. Im not willing to gamble on a overhauled transmission and would like to just get a new one put in instead. Is there a way i can speed up the enevitable transmission faliure so that i can get a new one put in. How would a person knock out the transmission? If i don't get this done real soon i will have an expired warranty that will not cover it when it does got out. Thanks for any help on my odd request.
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I'm sure, even if you completely destroyed the tranny, they would only rebuild it.

I wouldn't really fight for a "new" trans but would I would fight for is the dealer covering the rebuild for 36K or 48K miles. None of that 30 day or 3K mile crap.

A "neutral drop" from about 4K RPM would surely blow the tranny. But doing things to intentionally destroy the tranny would certainly have an effect on the rest of the drive line components...something I really don't think you want to do.
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Shaun, man, don't defraud the warranty. Its things like that that drive up the costs for all of us. Plus, most experienced technicians can tell if the wear is from normal use, or abuse.

A properly rebuilt transmission is going to be just as reliable as a new one, plus you will be getting a warranty.

Also, you can plunk down some change and buy and extended warranty.

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shawn, let them rebuild the tranny, make sure you get a warrenty with it, and if it hiccups after it is done, take it back for them to look at and make it right.
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It's rare these days for you to get anything but a rebuilt tranny, unless you have a brand new car and the tranny goes in like the first 5-10k miles. Rebuilt trannys are fine as long as the shop is good and you take care of it, ie, check, maintain and change fluid and filter regularly.
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First of all, you wouldn't want to make a post about it in a public section on a public car forum. Many have been burned asking for a how to on certain things like that. ;) ;) Good advice I'd say.

If they do this to your car while on warranty, then it expirse, and messes up again, its a warrantied part after its replaced and should last at LEAST a year. Whereas a new one would last probably longer depending on whats wrong with it.

Now edit that post. :P
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good advice all around guys ive made my decision, im going to get a rebuild done at the chrysler center here in town and make them give me the best possible warranty. thanks guys
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chrysler dealers don't rebuild your current transmission. they have another one either in storage or shipped in from their re-build centers... and just drop yours, put the rebuilt one in, and give you a 3 year, 36K mile warrenty.
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at 60mph shift into 1st or low. Or do what I do. Get a paper route!

On second thought, that might ruin your engine. Hmmm, see how many "Bump shifts" you can do. Drive down the road and simulate stopping at a stop light / sign. Just as your about to stop, going like 2 or 3 mph, hit the gas!

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Do a fluid change first.

Has the fluid ever been changed in the tranny? The Book says to do it every 30k miles.
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