Transmission issues

Re: Transmission issues

PostBy: Cap On: Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:45 pm

2008 Suzuki
Forenza 4dr Automatic 29000 Silver $8,999

Thousands more, email me for the dealers name. Close to the ny border though but worth the ride. Most are either repos or rentals. We bought a 2007 Ford focus 2 years ago for $7000, was out of Georgia, 30,000 miles and spotless.

When i had automatics, i used to change whatever fluid i could siphon out of the dipstick, then a week later do it again, you can get 80% of the fluid out with a few changes. Both of those vehicles were sold and see them almost everyday.


MOZZ, I'd buy a used car in a heartbeat if I had a buyer for my Acura. But I won't pawn off the Acura to an unknowing buyer. This is Not the way I roll. I will likely have the tranny replaced with a Jasper or have a dealer fix it. If I can get away with $3600, I should easily get another 3 years. We only drive at maybe 9k miles per year. And I think I'll buy some Amsoil for my Jeep in the near future.
I too always changed ATF in ll of my cars. I usually dropped the pans in order to inspect the bottom of the pan for debris. And if the TC had a plug, I'd pull it and drain the fluid of of it too.
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Re: Transmission issues

PostBy: titleist1 On: Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:02 pm

Hey Cap, isn't the key question here (if your house is like mine)...what does your wife want you to do since she is the primary driver?!?!?!?! :roll:
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Re: Transmission issues

PostBy: Cap On: Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:07 pm

titleist1 wrote:Hey Cap, isn't the key question here (if your house is like mine)...what does your wife want you to do since she is the primary driver?!?!?!?! :roll:


She bosses me around in many regards but has refused to help with a decision. She wants a new car. I see no reason to blow $20k unless I get the Ford Ranger with a standard tranny. So, sort of a stalemate. We'll fix what we have. Hey, she never complained driving this beautiful Acura! :P
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Re: Transmission issues

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:17 pm

Amsoil is definitely the way to go. I'm a dealer as well, & use all their products front to back in my truck. They're one of the few companies that does real testing head to head with other oils, & the results are indisputable. It's the best oil money can buy with the testing to back it up.

Man, $3500 is just unbelievable to me. Is that really what Acura tranny's cost? :shock: I can buy a 4L60E built to handle 700 horsepower & 700 ft. lbs. of torque with the ability to tow over 6,000 lbs in overdrive for that price shipped from PATC in LA. That's a lot of dough.

Even with the tranny shot, you could still sell it. Someone out there would probably make their money back either parting it out, or fixing it themselves & selling it - that way it's out of your hair & won't cost you a thing.
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Re: Transmission issues

PostBy: Cap On: Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:02 pm

Even with the tranny shot, you could still sell it. Someone out there would probably make their money back either parting it out, or fixing it themselves & selling it - that way it's out of your hair & won't cost you a thing.


Smitty, used cars are very hard to move right now.It took me 3 months to sell a really nice MB diesel and I had to let it go for $3600. It was worth maybe $6000 in a better economy. If I bought a used car for $3500, what would I get? Probably a vehicle in need of TLC which translate into $$$. Like you say, there are a billion used cars out there. What's the chance someone buys my car? And what are the chance I find a diamond in the ruff? The Jasper remanf sells for $3116 with a really nice warranty. Add a days labor plus misc parts & ATF.
Do you want to buy it? I'll let in go to you for $2500. You fix it with Amsoil and sell it for $5000. :lol:
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Re: Transmission issues

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:33 pm

:lol: I'm a GM guy, so the Acura wouldn't play well with the others. :D

Yeah the prices aren't what they used to be -- definitely a buyers market ... but that's good for you. You can get alot of vehicle for short money these days.

If you know what to look for, you can tell right away which ones to avoid. Ones owned by kids, ones sold by dealers, etc .. I bring a small jack with me & check the ball joints, tie-rod ends, etc. If they give me a hard time about jacking their car up, I walk. Bring a flashlight with you & check for oil leaks, look at the rotors .. and pads if you can see them, watch the exhaust for smoke. See if the wear in the interior jives with the mileage. Take it for a drive, radio off, listen & feel for abnormalities. If there's anything you don't like, you walk.

Everyone seems to rip on American cars nowadays, but you can't beat the cost of parts. The smaller American cars seem to break more than the larger ones though.

If that were a GM, you could get a tranny completely rebuilt and installed - in MA!! - for under 2 grand. Might be time to come join us on the dark side ... :)
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Re: Transmission issues

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:34 am

Cap wrote:
Poconoeagle wrote:
the ford tranny "shudder" comes from the demise of a lubricant additive neccessary for the clutch's used in the ford family of trannys. a company called "Dr.Tranny" makes a small red tube of the additive that will cure the shudder. in fact it called "shudder fix"! Not that im pumping amsoil but thier fluid has all the best additives in it and does indeed fix and keeps fixed a multitude of quirks. its the heat tolerance thats key also...


Are you referring to the AoD in the 1 ton trucks with the 7.3L diesel? I went thru three of those trannys in 100K on one of my service trucks.


The issue with that one and 1 ton vans and trucks is the 5/16" dia cooler lines. too small! inadequate cooler flow thus overheat...

there is an upgrade to 3/8" stainless flex lines and a better cooler. Also a note to those looking for longivety of a work truck tranny, a remote spin-on filter kit that takes a ph8a oil filter. gee, for a few bucks you can spin on a new one every oil change, add a qt of fresh fluid and do your tranny good.

when they raised the operating temp of modern engines from 180* to 195* and then to 205* then 215 and 220 and now even 230,
naturally the pressure cap went up from 5-7 psi to 10 to 13 to 16 psi cause the higher the pressure the higher the boiling point..... But.... good old dextron I, II, and III was good for 100k at 180 lest we forget the tranny fluid is cooled in the radiator!!! :shock:
whoops....

for every increase of 10 degrees the life span was cut in half!!! thus when ford got tired of warr claims, they made the shift to
mercon V , mopar went to +4 ect. now theres dextron VI .........
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