Cold Kills Neons
As I previously posted I've been calling some local tranny shops to see about getting my aunts tranny repaired. What I found out was rather shocking.
Every shop I called said something along the line of "oh another neon" or "yea we just finished a couple neons" I don't live in that big of a place but I gather between the 6 shops I called they had just done or started on 14-16 Neons that had all failed in the same 3 day period of -25F weather. I was curious so I started asking what had failed and it was the same part of all of them. Talk about your week spot.
Apparently if you have a neon your taking a big chance by starting it on very cold days, seems that a good percentage of them will die.
FYI the part that fails is a hard joint on the tranny cooling line leading to the rad. all the tanny fluid then drains out as you begin driving, and before you know it, its new tranny time.