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Ahem. I blew a tranny.

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Killick, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Gotcha with the thread title, didn't I? Actually, I was out and about on Saturday, and started having problems with my car's transmission -- to the point that it wasn't getting into gear and despite putting more and more transmission fluid in, I was continually out of fluid. Now -- as the thread title suggests, I was afraid (as one former coworker so adroitly put it) I blew the tranny. As it turns out, the problem was a $170 fix. I was guessing around $800 at least. I sigh with HUGE relief, and the world's not such a sucky place today.

    Just a note of thanks to karma, or whatever spectral element of goodwill there is out there that I owe much gratitude to.
     
  2. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    I actually knew exactly what this thread was about from the start.
     
  3. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

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    Relieved this isn't about him.
     
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  4. terrier

    terrier Well-Known Member

    Project Runway: Uncensored.
     
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    Why's everyone looking at me?
     
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  6. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    So how long have you owned a Taurus?
     
  7. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    No way. Has to be a Chrysler product.
     
  8. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Buick LeSabre, actually. Turns out there's something called a suction modulator, which regulates when gear shifts happen. Mine broke, and every time it tried to gain suction, it was blowing tranny fluid into the engine where it would burn off. Poof. Disappeared. Thankfully, it's located on the outside of the transmission, so I avoided a very expensive repair.
     
  9. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Not that there's anything wrong with that ...

    You, ahem, got off luckier than you realize. A failed transmission that results in having to have a new one put in likely wouldn't be less than $2,000. I had a problem recently with my Rodeo where the servo cover was leaking, which cost me $250 (including the fluid change, good god this thread is rife with verbal peril) and I gladly paid it, knowing I would have to spend 10 times that much.
     
  10. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    S'OK, Killick.

    I fucked a hobo.
     
  11. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    That is so wrong, Zeke.

    The preferred term is homeless person.
     
  12. MacDaddy

    MacDaddy Active Member

    So you thought you blew a tranny, but it was really just a broken suction modulator?

    (uh huh huh huh huh)
     
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