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'POP goes the tranny!'

Damn it! On the way home from a shitty day at work, I'm pulling up to a light when I feel the trans do a hard 'bump shift'. Later on, I'm coming to another light, when I feel the whole car bucking like mad. Kinda like forgetting to put your foot on the clutch kinda bucking. Get close to home, and I hear a whining noise, and start to feel it slipping in and out of gear. "oh ****" I says "just get me home *****". Slow down to pay the toll, WHACK! Fault shift into second - PROBLEM. Get in front of the house, coast in front of my house is more like it, try a few different gear positions, NOTHING. Damn Damn Damn! There goes the money for my old lady's 30th B-day party! And I was gonna invite all you guys too!

Now I'm down my car until she's fixed..... :(
 

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Whoa! My 95 Intrepid never had that problem..... even with having low tranny fluid... at well over 150,000 miles.

When was the last time you had the fluid/filter changed? Did they use Chrysler type 7176 fluid?

Are your tranny coolant lines in good shape? I had to have those replaced on my 95 Intrepid.
 

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I recently experienced the exact same problem on my 94 'Corde. I took it to the mechanic and he reset the tranny computer, changed the fluid with Mopar 7176 and put in a new filter. What a difference!! Smooth as silk now, but he said I gotta be gentle with it for the first few weeks. I might pick up an aftermarket tranny cooler in the spring.
 

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Yeah SoBL, you should go easy on it. From what I understand, after the fluid and filter is changed, you have to "train" the transmission. In other words, help the tranny get used to your driving style and acceleration/deceleration habits.

And you shouldn't need an after-market tranny cooler. My 95 Intrepid didn't have one and I never had any problems... even when the tranny coolant lines were leaking really bad (because they had rusted out). But, it's your car.. do what you want. :)

[ October 18, 2001: Message edited by: 00ChryslerIntrepid ]
 

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Had the fluid and Filter done 28000 ago. I work for a dealership which has a sister store that deals with Chrysler corp vehicles. All I use are O.E. Mopar parts! I've known this trans was going, using a scanner, you can moniter the actual wear of the clutches, mine was very high. It was only a matter of time before it gave up the "ghost" (no personal pun intended).

So, tomorrow I'm ordering a Factory Re-Man'd complete trans. $1450. YIKES. Good thing I love this car!
 

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yeah trannies are a biotch! i shelled out the tranny in my lebaron convertible. Those bastards are pricey. instead of gettin a new one i used the money for the down payment on my trep :p :)
 

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Well I have now joined all those whose trannies crapped out. Luckily mine went about 500 miles before the end of my warranty. That was a blessing. Guess that last drag trip was to much. I talked to the service manager and he told me he would have them set it up with a crisper shift pattern than factory. That is also cool. As much as I have dogged him in the past he may come through for me here. Have to wait and see. Tomorrow I find out about a rental. Hopefully a new stratus coupe.
 

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Put in the new unit today. You got to love factory stuff, it's all there. Solenoids, sensors, all of it! After I put it in, I borrowed the DRB3 which is Mopars factory scanner and went through and reset all the learned and stored values. It's too soon to say anything about it, but it does feel much better now. I'll have to wait until after 'break-in' to see if I gain anything more. The old unit was slipping between gears a bit.
 

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Got my car back yesterday. The Dodge dealer was actually good to me. The gave me an Escape to drive while mine was in the shop. Rebuilt it and set up the tranny for a crisper shift upon my request. Paid 100 deductible and 25 for the rental insurance. Warranty took care of the rest. Escape is not to bad for a Ford. Almost quick, but can not break the tires loose (AWD). Thing had a transvers mounted motor with full time AWD and switch to four wheel drive. Car is much better than it has been in a while.
 
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