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Old 01-02-2013, 07:28 PM   #46 (permalink)
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Cheaper to buy a used one and have it installed. A rebuild would last longer though.

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Cheaper to buy a used one and have it installed. A rebuild would last longer though.
going to find one at a junk yard. i'll start calling around.

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Old 01-03-2013, 10:19 AM   #48 (permalink)
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check triple edge they have a budget trans now or ed morad used parts

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check triple edge they have a budget trans now or ed morad used parts
Right now my options are:

find another car and sell the current car to a junk yard.

dump more money on this car. BOAT


since i am now looking at replacing the motor mounts as well going to cost about. $450

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Old 01-04-2013, 08:34 AM   #50 (permalink)
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The trans in my 2003 blew out on me, and with 180K+ on the engine, I decided it was time to part ways with the car. I'll share my research/experience with you, opinions may vary, maybe it will help you think through it.

#1) Solenoid replacement on a high mileage 4T65E trans is probably not economical. The reason is because of the labor associated with getting to the solenoids is extensive, and not far off from dropping the entire trans anyways. You hear a lot about solenoid replacement, and how it solves a lot of problems, but in the end, I don't know if beyond a certain mileage if it makes sense to risk solenoid replacement vs. a full rebuild. You still have a valve body and gears that are high mileage.

#2) Bench rebuilds are the best bet cost-wise IF you can drop the trans yourself. It's a big job, and transport to a shop is obviously a challenge. In NE Ohio, I found a reputable bench rebuild estimate for $800 including a shift kit, which I was told will extend the life the transmission. Still, this wasn't worth the time and money to dump into a car that was probably only worth $1500-2000 blue book.

#3) If you look on Triple Edge Performance's site, you'll see in general, these 4T65E transmissions are really expensive, and they really suck out of the factory. There are a variety of problems, including low slip, gear loss, etc - Most seemed doomed for an eventual rebuild/recore - I'll bet the TEP builds are high quality and will last you a long time, provided you maintain it properly. It seems hit or miss in terms of whether or not the one you have from the factory is going to last you. With as many miles you have on the car, you have to decide whether or not it's worth fixing.

#4) I would never recommend taking a junkyard trans, and putting it in another car without a rebuild first. Since you already have a core, you're risking more money/time wasted taking a risk on a junkyard unit. Even with a warranty, do you really want to take a chance having to drop / replace a second time? I've taken this chance a couple of times in my life, and it ended up not working out. Not on my impala, but with two RWD cars, so the drop / replace was a little easier to deal with.

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The trans in my 2003 blew out on me, and with 180K+ on the engine, I decided it was time to part ways with the car. I'll share my research/experience with you, opinions may vary, maybe it will help you think through it.

#1) Solenoid replacement on a high mileage 4T65E trans is probably not economical. The reason is because of the labor associated with getting to the solenoids is extensive, and not far off from dropping the entire trans anyways. You hear a lot about solenoid replacement, and how it solves a lot of problems, but in the end, I don't know if beyond a certain mileage if it makes sense to risk solenoid replacement vs. a full rebuild. You still have a valve body and gears that are high mileage.

#2) Bench rebuilds are the best bet cost-wise IF you can drop the trans yourself. It's a big job, and transport to a shop is obviously a challenge. In NE Ohio, I found a reputable bench rebuild estimate for $800 including a shift kit, which I was told will extend the life the transmission. Still, this wasn't worth the time and money to dump into a car that was probably only worth $1500-2000 blue book.

#3) If you look on Triple Edge Performance's site, you'll see in general, these 4T65E transmissions are really expensive, and they really suck out of the factory. There are a variety of problems, including low slip, gear loss, etc - Most seemed doomed for an eventual rebuild/recore - I'll bet the TEP builds are high quality and will last you a long time, provided you maintain it properly. It seems hit or miss in terms of whether or not the one you have from the factory is going to last you. With as many miles you have on the car, you have to decide whether or not it's worth fixing.

#4) I would never recommend taking a junkyard trans, and putting it in another car without a rebuild first. Since you already have a core, you're risking more money/time wasted taking a risk on a junkyard unit. Even with a warranty, do you really want to take a chance having to drop / replace a second time? I've taken this chance a couple of times in my life, and it ended up not working out. Not on my impala, but with two RWD cars, so the drop / replace was a little easier to deal with.
shop is going to rebuild the whole transmission with all new parts.
Just got to have it towed down there.


without 4th I went from full line to 3/4 in less then 55 miles. used about 6 gallons of fuel. 9MPG talk about gas guzzler. (had a head wind as well though.)
Sales tax is very high here about 9%+ stupid fees. so getting another car would cost $2000 extra ontop of the car's cost.

just for me to get the tags it was $450. this year will be $105
plus Insurance was another $1,500. (full coverage, includes theft and fire.) (only had my license since 09/2011) (basic state minimum coverage was $1100)
so I just opted for full coverage .

seems cheaper to keep the car.


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Old 01-04-2013, 12:02 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Lol.... I wish our taxes were 9%

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Old 01-05-2013, 09:16 PM   #53 (permalink)
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took it back but they tried clamming the the engine over heated it self that is not possible other wise the check engine light would be flashing and the thermostat would be in the red zone . plus the coolant would have been boiling. but it was the transmission fluid that was boiling .

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Old 01-08-2013, 06:10 PM   #54 (permalink)
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got my car back after getting it "fixed" after 80 miles the light is back on. P0741 is a pesky code
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:13 PM   #55 (permalink)
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Pesky and bad technicians do not mean the same thing ;)

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all Solenoids and torque converter were replaced. shifts so smoothly now.

Finely the car is working correctly now a new issue popped up :(
This car is nothing but a lemon.


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Old 01-11-2013, 03:38 AM   #57 (permalink)
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Your car is nearly a decade old and was used by god only knows before you. It's bound to need new parts. I wouldn't go so far as calling it a lemon.

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Your car is nearly a decade old and was used by god only knows before you. It's bound to need new parts. I wouldn't go so far as calling it a lemon.
Nope the quality is not there.
my dad has 202k miles on his 06 sentra and has done less repairs on it then I have done on this car and he had it since it had 5 miles on it.

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With most any car, its mostly about how the previous owner treated it. It sounds like yours wasn't that well taken care of.

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Old 01-11-2013, 04:32 PM   #60 (permalink)
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With most any car, its mostly about how the previous owner treated it. It sounds like yours wasn't that well taken care of.
Exactly my point king. Clearly it was missed by the OP.

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