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    mani.kondapaneni@gmail.com
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    Hi,
    I took it to the shop today to get transmission flush and was told
    that it was in such a bad shape that if they do the fluid flush, the
    car might not move and that the transmission was just buying time
    before it goes down. The question is, how much would it cost to get
    transmission replaced.

    Thanks




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    mani.kondapaneni@gmail.com
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    Forgot to mention that my car is 2001 Buick Century.

    mani.kondapan...@gmail.com wrote:
    > Hi,
    > I took it to the shop today to get transmission flush and was told
    > that it was in such a bad shape that if they do the fluid flush, the
    > car might not move and that the transmission was just buying time
    > before it goes down. The question is, how much would it cost to get
    > transmission replaced.
    >
    > Thanks



  3. #3
    William H. Bowen
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    mani.kondapaneni@gmail.com wrote:

    >Forgot to mention that my car is 2001 Buick Century.
    >
    >mani.kondapan...@gmail.com wrote:
    >> Hi,
    >> I took it to the shop today to get transmission flush and was told
    >> that it was in such a bad shape that if they do the fluid flush, the
    >> car might not move and that the transmission was just buying time
    >> before it goes down. The question is, how much would it cost to get
    >> transmission replaced.
    >>
    >> Thanks


    Mani,

    First, let us drop back about 3 squares. First, what kind of shop
    did you take it to for that transmission flush? How many miles are we
    talking about on that vehicle? Has the transaxle been reacting
    strange, such as delayed shifts, slips, weird noises, etc.?

    I'm VERY suspect of any shop that, without really checking it out,
    pronounces your transaxle as toast.

    I'm no great fan of transaxle flushes without also taking down the
    pan and replacing the filter assembly. Just doing a fluid flush would
    be like changing the engine oil and leaving in an old oil filter.

    Also, if that flush machine is not cleaned out from the last job
    they did you'll inherit all the crap that was in that last
    transmission..

    So anyway, before you shell out $2500~3000 P&L to have a tranaxle
    put in that car, let's try and figure out if one is actually needed.

    Regards,
    Bill Bowen
    Sacramento, CA

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    Mike Marlow
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    "William H. Bowen" <wh_bowen@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
    news:r2loc2dtbku2u5p02n3vl8mps116nb9lkr@4ax.com...
    > mani.kondapaneni@gmail.com wrote:
    >
    > >Forgot to mention that my car is 2001 Buick Century.
    > >
    > >mani.kondapan...@gmail.com wrote:
    > >> Hi,
    > >> I took it to the shop today to get transmission flush and was told
    > >> that it was in such a bad shape that if they do the fluid flush, the
    > >> car might not move and that the transmission was just buying time
    > >> before it goes down. The question is, how much would it cost to get
    > >> transmission replaced.
    > >>
    > >> Thanks

    >
    > Mani,
    >
    > First, let us drop back about 3 squares. First, what kind of shop
    > did you take it to for that transmission flush? How many miles are we
    > talking about on that vehicle? Has the transaxle been reacting
    > strange, such as delayed shifts, slips, weird noises, etc.?
    >
    > I'm VERY suspect of any shop that, without really checking it out,
    > pronounces your transaxle as toast.
    >
    > I'm no great fan of transaxle flushes without also taking down the
    > pan and replacing the filter assembly. Just doing a fluid flush would
    > be like changing the engine oil and leaving in an old oil filter.
    >
    > Also, if that flush machine is not cleaned out from the last job
    > they did you'll inherit all the crap that was in that last
    > transmission..
    >
    > So anyway, before you shell out $2500~3000 P&L to have a tranaxle
    > put in that car, let's try and figure out if one is actually needed.
    >


    I'll echo Bill's comments and add that unless this car has been abused or
    the car has very high mileage, this really sounds suspect. These
    transmissions are quite solid and they run for a very long time. That
    said - what was it that caused you to take it to the shop for a flush in the
    first place?

    --

    -Mike-
    mmarlowREMOVE@alltel.net



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    Edwin Pawlowski
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    <mani.kondapaneni@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1154238922.270263.291400@p79g2000cwp.googlegr oups.com...
    > Forgot to mention that my car is 2001 Buick Century.
    >
    > mani.kondapan...@gmail.com wrote:
    >> Hi,
    >> I took it to the shop today to get transmission flush and was told
    >> that it was in such a bad shape that if they do the fluid flush, the
    >> car might not move and that the transmission was just buying time
    >> before it goes down. The question is, how much would it cost to get
    >> transmission replaced.
    >>
    >> Thanks

    >


    I just paid $2600 for my 2001 Le Sabre (114k miles). That aside, is your
    still running well? Sounds like someone is trying to make a quick buck. See
    if there is a local reputable shop around, not some big chain and get an
    opinion. Or just keep driving until it dies.



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    <mani.kondapaneni@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1154238922.270263.291400@p79g2000cwp.googlegr oups.com...
    > Forgot to mention that my car is 2001 Buick Century.
    >
    > mani.kondapan...@gmail.com wrote:
    > > Hi,
    > > I took it to the shop today to get transmission flush and was told
    > > that it was in such a bad shape that if they do the fluid flush, the
    > > car might not move and that the transmission was just buying time
    > > before it goes down. The question is, how much would it cost to get
    > > transmission replaced.
    > >
    > > Thanks


    I echo the comments of Bill and Mike. Some of these mechanics immediately
    suggest a flush with little apparent justification. I am not sold on the
    procedure.

    Cost of replacement depends upon where you live. On that car, around here,
    you should be able to get a rebuild for $1-2000.

    My son just had problems with his Honda hybrid, and the dealership (it is
    under extended warranty) mechanic told him they should flush the tranny
    THREE TIMES and maybe that would help. Mechanic claimed it was a
    maintenance issue, not a warranty issue. Since he had the paperwork to
    prove that all maintenance had been done at THAT dealership and on
    time, it made the storyline from the dealership a little thin. They, with
    red
    faces, agreed to fix the car.



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    mani.kondapaneni@gmail.com
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    Hi Bill,

    When I bought the car at around 63K miles I was told that the
    transmission flush was done and now it's 95K miles. I heard some
    grinding noise in the front and car shakes while braking. So I had the
    front rotors and pads replaced and since it's been more than 30K miles
    since a transmission flush was done, I asked them to do it. They
    advised that if they do the job, the car might not move and suggested
    that I just drive till it the transmission goes out instead of
    repairing it. This was all at Tuffy Auto Service.

    Thanks,
    Mani

    William H. Bowen wrote:
    > mani.kondapaneni@gmail.com wrote:
    >
    > >Forgot to mention that my car is 2001 Buick Century.
    > >
    > >mani.kondapan...@gmail.com wrote:
    > >> Hi,
    > >> I took it to the shop today to get transmission flush and was told
    > >> that it was in such a bad shape that if they do the fluid flush, the
    > >> car might not move and that the transmission was just buying time
    > >> before it goes down. The question is, how much would it cost to get
    > >> transmission replaced.
    > >>
    > >> Thanks

    >
    > Mani,
    >
    > First, let us drop back about 3 squares. First, what kind of shop
    > did you take it to for that transmission flush? How many miles are we
    > talking about on that vehicle? Has the transaxle been reacting
    > strange, such as delayed shifts, slips, weird noises, etc.?
    >
    > I'm VERY suspect of any shop that, without really checking it out,
    > pronounces your transaxle as toast.
    >
    > I'm no great fan of transaxle flushes without also taking down the
    > pan and replacing the filter assembly. Just doing a fluid flush would
    > be like changing the engine oil and leaving in an old oil filter.
    >
    > Also, if that flush machine is not cleaned out from the last job
    > they did you'll inherit all the crap that was in that last
    > transmission..
    >
    > So anyway, before you shell out $2500~3000 P&L to have a tranaxle
    > put in that car, let's try and figure out if one is actually needed.
    >
    > Regards,
    > Bill Bowen
    > Sacramento, CA



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    doug
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    Mani

    On a car with 95K miles, a shop that has no history of the car might be wary
    of doing a flush on the trans - basically a CYA response on their part. I
    agree with you, though, that it's a good idea to change the trans fluid. How
    about just getting the pan dropped, a new filter and fresh fluid? That goes
    for about $125 in my area.

    Doug


    <mani.kondapaneni@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1154268080.218261.21700@p79g2000cwp.googlegro ups.com...
    > Hi Bill,
    >
    > When I bought the car at around 63K miles I was told that the
    > transmission flush was done and now it's 95K miles. I heard some
    > grinding noise in the front and car shakes while braking. So I had the
    > front rotors and pads replaced and since it's been more than 30K miles
    > since a transmission flush was done, I asked them to do it. They
    > advised that if they do the job, the car might not move and suggested
    > that I just drive till it the transmission goes out instead of
    > repairing it. This was all at Tuffy Auto Service.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Mani
    >
    > William H. Bowen wrote:
    >> mani.kondapaneni@gmail.com wrote:
    >>
    >> >Forgot to mention that my car is 2001 Buick Century.
    >> >
    >> >mani.kondapan...@gmail.com wrote:
    >> >> Hi,
    >> >> I took it to the shop today to get transmission flush and was told
    >> >> that it was in such a bad shape that if they do the fluid flush, the
    >> >> car might not move and that the transmission was just buying time
    >> >> before it goes down. The question is, how much would it cost to get
    >> >> transmission replaced.
    >> >>
    >> >> Thanks

    >>
    >> Mani,
    >>
    >> First, let us drop back about 3 squares. First, what kind of shop
    >> did you take it to for that transmission flush? How many miles are we
    >> talking about on that vehicle? Has the transaxle been reacting
    >> strange, such as delayed shifts, slips, weird noises, etc.?
    >>
    >> I'm VERY suspect of any shop that, without really checking it out,
    >> pronounces your transaxle as toast.
    >>
    >> I'm no great fan of transaxle flushes without also taking down the
    >> pan and replacing the filter assembly. Just doing a fluid flush would
    >> be like changing the engine oil and leaving in an old oil filter.
    >>
    >> Also, if that flush machine is not cleaned out from the last job
    >> they did you'll inherit all the crap that was in that last
    >> transmission..
    >>
    >> So anyway, before you shell out $2500~3000 P&L to have a tranaxle
    >> put in that car, let's try and figure out if one is actually needed.
    >>
    >> Regards,
    >> Bill Bowen
    >> Sacramento, CA

    >




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    On 29 Jul 2006 22:53:49 -0700, mani.kondapaneni@gmail.com wrote:

    >Hi,
    > I took it to the shop today to get transmission flush and was told
    >that it was in such a bad shape that if they do the fluid flush, the
    >car might not move and that the transmission was just buying time
    >before it goes down. The question is, how much would it cost to get
    >transmission replaced.
    >
    >Thanks



    I suggest you replace your "repair shop" .


    <rj>

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    Edwin Pawlowski
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    "doug" <NOSPAM@SPAMFREE.com> wrote in message
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    > Mani
    >
    > On a car with 95K miles, a shop that has no history of the car might be
    > wary of doing a flush on the trans - basically a CYA response on their
    > part. I agree with you, though, that it's a good idea to change the trans
    > fluid. How about just getting the pan dropped, a new filter and fresh
    > fluid? That goes for about $125 in my area.
    >
    > Doug


    My experience is different. In 45 years of car ownership, I've only ever
    changed the fluid in one transmission. I've only ever had a problem with one
    transmission. Can you guess which one? And yes, some of them have gone
    200,000 miles with nothing ever done to them.



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