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Tone415
06-06-2011, 03:03 PM
So my transmission just locked up. Debating if i should get it replaced or just scrap the car and buy a new used car.


2000 Chevy Impala
101k Miles.
Bought the car for 3k. 3 years ago.
Already have about 2k in repairs.
over 2-3k in caraudio/tints/ other misc. upgrades.
Only a few hundred saved up ATM.


Opinions please?

-01limited-
06-06-2011, 03:04 PM
Might check around junkyards and just see if you can get lucky first before you do something drastic.

Tone415
06-06-2011, 03:06 PM
Might check around junkyards and just see if you can get lucky first before you do something drastic.

Yeah that's my plan after work.. Still calling places too

09civic
06-06-2011, 03:06 PM
are you sure it is completely out? flush trans fluid and put in new filter?

-01limited-
06-06-2011, 03:09 PM
are you sure it is completely out? flush trans fluid and put in new filter?

This sometimes can just cause more problems.

Tone415
06-06-2011, 03:09 PM
are you sure it is completely out? flush trans fluid and put in new filter?

Fluids are good. Filter was changed about a year ago.. or less.

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This sometimes can just cause more problems.

Yeah my mechanic advised me not to change the fluid when he changed the filter.

jco1385
06-06-2011, 03:11 PM
i got a used trans in mine. got it for like 60 some bucks at the junk yard. got a new TC, and new accums/spring and did a jmod with an aux cooler. has been solid since it's been in. it's in car #2 now.

sacsking916
06-06-2011, 03:40 PM
check in sac bro for one, or vallejo. thats where you'll find the best deals

Tone415
06-06-2011, 03:42 PM
i got a used trans in mine. got it for like 60 some bucks at the junk yard. got a new TC, and new accums/spring and did a jmod with an aux cooler. has been solid since it's been in. it's in car #2 now.

$60? What car

jco1385
06-06-2011, 03:44 PM
$60? What car

it doesn't matter at this yard. it's a u-pull yard. you can get engines for like $135? trans for 60 something. with 30 days.

-01limited-
06-06-2011, 03:48 PM
it doesn't matter at this yard. it's a u-pull yard. you can get engines for like $135? trans for 60 something. with 30 days.

Sounds like a place they have here in Louisville called pull-a-part.

Tone415
06-06-2011, 03:48 PM
check in sac bro for one, or vallejo. thats where you'll find the best deals

gotta have it towed.. but still good idea

sacsking916
06-06-2011, 03:48 PM
$60? What car

same thing as pick and pull, but parts in alabama and lousiana are waaay cheaper than cali bro.

Tone415
06-06-2011, 03:49 PM
it doesn't matter at this yard. it's a u-pull yard. you can get engines for like $135? trans for 60 something. with 30 days.

wow. ima for sure look at some places. i know of a few out here, but have never tried any

jco1385
06-06-2011, 03:53 PM
yeah we have pull-a-part too, but this was a locally owned place. barry's u-pull-it in mobile and gulfport i think?

sacsking916
06-06-2011, 04:01 PM
yeah we have pull-a-part too, but this was a locally owned place. barry's u-pull-it in mobile and gulfport i think?

**** thats some alabama name for ya there

sacsking916
06-06-2011, 04:01 PM
double :crap:

smd4life
06-06-2011, 04:24 PM
most pull a parts where im from are alot cheaper than buying one from a junkyard that parts out stuff...but if you were to buy one from a junk yard or a place like LKQ they would come with a warranty

Tone415
06-07-2011, 09:44 AM
So I figured id leave it in my parking spot for a few paychecks and get a brand new one. Its gunna be about 2800 installed. *****.

sacsking916
06-07-2011, 01:00 PM
So I figured id leave it in my parking spot for a few paychecks and get a brand new one. Its gunna be about 2800 installed. *****.

that bl0ws bro. if you need something from up north from you, you can always let me know :D

Tone415
06-07-2011, 01:06 PM
that bl0ws bro. if you need something from up north from you, you can always let me know :D

lol. thanks bro. Wanna buy my Icons? =]

dbjunior
06-07-2011, 01:13 PM
I vote junk it best thing I did with mine two motors and a trans in 40k miles gas milage ****** to spend the 2500 on a new car

Tone415
06-07-2011, 01:15 PM
I vote junk it best thing I did with mine two motors and a trans in 40k miles gas milage ****** to spend the 2500 on a new car

Your run-on makes no sense.

sacsking916
06-07-2011, 01:39 PM
lol. thanks bro. Wanna buy my Icons? =]

pm me a price picked up. might consider it :D even tho the GF will prolly kill me

nateberrier
06-07-2011, 01:40 PM
Thats what happens when you drive an autobox. I vote finding a rebuilt one or having it rebuilt. being that its RWD, it might be cheaper

Tone415
06-07-2011, 01:45 PM
Thats what happens when you drive an autobox. I vote finding a rebuilt one or having it rebuilt. being that its RWD, it might be cheaper

It's actually a FWD.

After calling around for a bunch of quotes..

3k - Brand new Transmission
2.5k - Rebuilt
2k - Used
800 - For labor if i bring in my own transmission..

mclerico83
06-07-2011, 02:25 PM
ClubGP Message Forum troubleshooting (http://www.clubgp.com/newforum/tm.asp?m=5463273&p=2&tmode=1&smode=1)

contact tim on clubgp, was the tranny builder for intense racing. specialized in gm tranny. He built me a tranny for my grand prix that handles 600hp for under 2000 shipped, id contact him

Transmissions (http://www.tripleedgeperformance.com/Transmissions.html)
examples, and these trannies will last longer cause they have upgraded parts that are normally week links.

tim cAn prob shipp u a standard beefed up tranny with dual chain for like 1500

mclerico83
06-07-2011, 02:28 PM
actually looking down its 1300 shipped rebuilt with upgraded parts lol, amazing guy and 1 year warranty on his work

Tone415
06-07-2011, 02:32 PM
ClubGP Message Forum troubleshooting (http://www.clubgp.com/newforum/tm.asp?m=5463273&p=2&tmode=1&smode=1)

contact tim on clubgp, was the tranny builder for intense racing. specialized in gm tranny. He built me a tranny for my grand prix that handles 600hp for under 2000 shipped, id contact him

Transmissions (http://www.tripleedgeperformance.com/Transmissions.html)
examples, and these trannies will last longer cause they have upgraded parts that are normally week links.

tim cAn prob shipp u a standard beefed up tranny with dual chain for like 1500

WOW. Thanks

mclerico83
06-07-2011, 03:01 PM
no problem