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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:37 pm    Post subject:  Sluggish transmission Reply with quote

ok my car is at 200,000 miles. my tranny seems like it doesnt keep up with the motor. So every time i get on the highway to get up to speed my car feels like its dragging something. theres no grinding or whinning noises. but also going up hills it seems to do worse like something is pulling it back n it will overheat. any suggestions. i searched around for a few days and was reading quite a bit but not really sure what it could be any help would be great
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:05 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

If the transmission isn't slipping it would seem like its more engine related. At 200k it should be due for a tune up.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:15 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

What year car? Without any additional info it sounds like how my car acted with a plugged cat.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:42 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

ok its a 03 3.4 base. all stock. well it will slip once in a great while but not very often only from a complete stop to where it slams into gear. The engine seems fine just had the heads done about 10,000 miles ago and the trans fluid chnge at 170,00 miles. but like i said it doesnt slip it just feels like when i get on to the highway or on the street and i get on it a lil to get up to speed. it feels like it aint shifting into gear and is being held back by something. cuz once is gets up to speed its fine. but when it drops to about 20-40mph and try to get back up to 60-70 it take its sweet ass time. i know these arent the speed or performance cars but from what i feel i think it may be the trans
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:51 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

ok so i bought a used trans. and noticed it has a brocken piece where the gasket mates to. what i wanted to know is it repairable. so i can take it to a welder or is it junk now?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:04 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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ok so i bought a used trans. and noticed it has a brocken piece where the gasket mates to. what i wanted to know is it repairable. so i can take it to a welder or is it junk now?


The cases are aluminum, not impossible to weld but not easy either.

I guess you could check with some welding shops and see if anyone knows how to and has the equipment to weld aluminum and let them take a look at it to see if it's worth repairing.

Might want to check things out before laying down money next time, that could get expensive!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:00 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

i know thats what i figured n im hoping its an easy fix. i did see the dent in the pan but i didnt think it was that bad to where it had cracked n broken a small pice from where the gasket goes.but all in all no metal chips n clean fluid in the tranny. this is a photo of the damage

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:11 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

That doesn't look good. I don't think I'd bother trying to get it fixed... you might just be sinking more and more money into a bad part.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:19 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

well i talked to some people here at my job cuz we have a welding department and the said they are going to grind it down and weld in a new piece. do you think that would work? i mean i dont have to pay to get it repaired
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