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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:42 am    Post subject:  The AT is taking a dump Reply with quote

How long do I have left until it's toast? It started bucking a bit today. I checked the ATF and it looks decent but with a decent amount of gray soot.

Also, I think I seen a write up on here on a removal procedure for this hunk of crap. My damn car has only 83 thousand babied miles. Yet the giant monster rims couldn't help too much either.


Another thing what is a typical price you guys are paying for a reman AT? I really have no money, this is just at the worst possible time.

Also is there a guide to pull the AT on here somewhere? I thought I seen one on here before, but couldn't find one.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:16 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Anyone, awake in the Impala land?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:14 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Are you sure it's the transmission? I had issues with both the catalytic converter and MAF that i was 100% certain was the transmission quitting on me.

When I was looking at transmission for one of the above issues quotes ranged from 1600 to 3000 dollars.

As far as taking the trans out and fixing it yourself, PM labriola or Whitelightning04MC as they both did their own trans repairs.

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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 1:52 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Yup, it is the trans. I can see the gray soot on the dipstick building.

The AT is eating itself up.

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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 5:40 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Yup, it is the trans. I can see the gray soot on the dipstick building.

The AT is eating itself up.


In short, Your SOL.

It could limp on for a year, it could die tomorrow, there really isn't any sure time-frame when its already showing metal in the fluid. I would say the average cost of a transmission rebuild is between 1800-2500 after labor... if not more these days.

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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 10:27 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

It's gonna be a pricey repair (but also highly dependent on where you live). When I was looking at transmissions 2 years ago before I learned that my not getting out of 1st gear issue was a plugged cat, 2200 was the lowest quote I got around the Nashville area for a full rebuild.

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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 10:43 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Soooo, really how rough is it for me to do myself?

I am not the faint at heart, I just pulled a motor out of another beater in my driveway.

But, looking at the Impala's drive train makes it seem a bit more difficult then what I am use to.

I seen a handful of places around here doing remans for under 1 Grand. I know this is not pure quality, but they do warranty their work for at least 2 years.


Anyone use a "quality" low priced reman? The 4T65E sure is a big one, don't want to do it more then once.

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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 6:06 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Soooo, really how rough is it for me to do myself?

I am not the faint at heart, I just pulled a motor out of another beater in my driveway.

But, looking at the Impala's drive train makes it seem a bit more difficult then what I am use to.

I seen a handful of places around here doing remans for under 1 Grand. I know this is not pure quality, but they do warranty their work for at least 2 years.


Anyone use a "quality" low priced reman? The 4T65E sure is a big one, don't want to do it more then once.


Quality and low priced usually don't go in the same sentence. That's just my 2 cents, i've never seen a transmission shop do any transmission for under a grand personally. Confused

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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 10:32 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Soooo, really how rough is it for me to do myself?

I am not the faint at heart, I just pulled a motor out of another beater in my driveway.

But, looking at the Impala's drive train makes it seem a bit more difficult then what I am use to.

I seen a handful of places around here doing remans for under 1 Grand. I know this is not pure quality, but they do warranty their work for at least 2 years.


Anyone use a "quality" low priced reman? The 4T65E sure is a big one, don't want to do it more then once.


Quality and low priced usually don't go in the same sentence. That's just my 2 cents, i've never seen a transmission shop do any transmission for under a grand personally. Confused


The best bet for quality and price is TEP. You can get a basic rebuild from him for 1600 and you know those trans' are better than anyone else's rebuilds. Pretty sure he installs them for like 400 bucks too. so for 2 grand ..cant beat it

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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 11:53 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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The best bet for quality and price is TEP. You can get a basic rebuild from him for 1600 and you know those trans' are better than anyone else's rebuilds. Pretty sure he installs them for like 400 bucks too. so for 2 grand ..cant beat it


2 Grand < Holly mother. . . . I can sell this car for 5k + in it's current state then take the other 2 and buy something nicer.

Are all the 4t65e's crap? Or is just in the Impala's?

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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 12:08 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I hate to break it you, but there isn't a chance in hell you will get 5k for an 11 year old Impala with a bad transmission. Honestly, you'd be lucky to get 2500...

The 4t65e isn't exactly the pinnacle of automatic transmission reliability, especially when you throw added power or big wheels at it. I've got some funkiness going on with mine at the moment, but I think I'm going to have to have the dealer check it with a Tech 2 for me to diagnose it.

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I hate to break it you, but there isn't a chance in hell you will get 5k for an 11 year old Impala with a bad transmission. Honestly, you'd be lucky to get 2500...

The 4t65e isn't exactly the pinnacle of automatic transmission reliability, .


Round here these things sell faster then you can you would imagine. I listed it at 6,700 for 2 days and got a few offers(none that I wanted to take).

It's just tough. . . . This car is mint, it looks seriously brand new. Plus we just put tires on it. . . . . . I know I can get at least 5-55. . . . But, what better family machine can I get for 6,500?

Really, nice car - s**t drive train and window regulators.

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The 4t65e isn't exactly the pinnacle of automatic transmission reliability.[/quote]


Kinda figured, boat anchor turd.

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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 3:20 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I just glanced through my local CL and found over 2 dozen 2000-2004 Impala's that wern't even 4,000 let alone 5,000 dollars. Laughing

If someone is stupid enough to give you 5k for a 2000 with a bad tranny, hand it off to them ASAP.

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I just glanced through my local CL and found over 2 dozen 2000-2004 Impala's that wern't even 4,000 let alone 5,000 dollars. Laughing

If someone is stupid enough to give you 5k for a 2000 with a bad tranny, hand it off to them ASAP.


You think so? What car would I get? I need a four door full size car. . .

Just looked through the Impalas around here. . . . A few with almost 200k going for over 3 Grand. . . . . Don't ask me what the hell people are thinking.

Look at [URL="http://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/cto/2366412924.html"]this[/URL] alone. . . . Don't ask, I just see it and know what I can sell what for around here.

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Look at this alone. . . . Don't ask, I just see it and know what I can sell what for around here.


People can ask whatever they want for a car. It's what people are willing to pay that matters. When I looked at that particular ad, I laughed when I saw the price. Almost $8,000 for a base '04 (no matter the options) with 63,000 miles is just not going to happen. Anyone that pays that (and, I suppose there will always be SOMEONE), has not done their research.

Go ahead and ask for what you want to ask for your car with the bad tranny. Seriously. If you get $5,000 for it, then I will congratulate you. I just really don't think it'll happen.

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