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View Poll Results: what should i do?
drive it until it fails and install a subaru reman 5 12.82%
drive it 'til it fails and get a crappy aamco tranny 0 0%
drive it 'til it fails and get a level 10 tranny 4 10.26%
drive it 'til it fails and install a used tranny 5 12.82%
drive it 'til it fails and part it out 0 0%
drive it 'til it fails and sell if to a junkyard 0 0%
abandon it on the side of the road 2 5.13%
push it into a lake and report it stolen to collect insurance money 1 2.56%
replace tranny immediately 1 2.56%
convert it to a 5mt or 6mt 16 41.03%
buy a nearby parts car w/ good tranny and make a little money 1 2.56%
sell it disclosing tranny problems 0 0%
sell it w/ taillight warranty to unsuspecting single mom 1 2.56%
trade it in for new vehicle 3 7.69%
other 0 0%
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Old 05-06-2005, 09:10 PM
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decisions regarding failing tranny :(

as some of you know, the tranny on my claret started to flare at every 1-2 shift on tuesday. after reading some threads, i though my tranny would benefit from the brake band adjustment. i made some calls and was first told that the tranny would have to be removed from the vehicle to adjust the band resulting in a six hour labor charge of about $550. on my second call, i was told that they couldn't do it and that it wouldn't help. finally, i called the dealer and was told the brake bad adjustment could be done for about $100. i was elated and took my car in to be looked at this morning. i was disappointed later this afternoon to be told again by the dealer that the adjustment wouldn't help and that my tranny was beginning to fail. so now it's time to decide what to do next.
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Old 05-06-2005, 09:14 PM
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Trade it in.
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Old 05-06-2005, 09:16 PM
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Aww, man. I hope you get it back on the road for cheap. I hope it's not the whole rebuild route. Thoughts are with you, man. This is one thing this Canadian WON'T laugh at. Good luck.
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Old 05-06-2005, 09:20 PM
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wow! i got two responses before i even typed in all the poll options!
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Of course their going to tell you its failing. They want you to tell them to replace it with a remanufactured one. I'm telling you the adjustment should work. They won't know its failing unless they removed it...took it apart and looked inside...or they took it out for a drive. But if its just a 1-2 flare then an adjustment should be fine.
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I think u know what i voted for. Much because it was the same plan i had
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Aww, man. I hope you get it back on the road for cheap. I hope it's not the whole rebuild route. Thoughts are with you, man. This is one thing this Canadian WON'T laugh at. Good luck.
thanks dan. this ebay car with the bad engine has a buy it now price of $1200. if i buy it and part it out, i should come out ahead.
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Of course their going to tell you its failing. They want you to tell them to replace it with a remanufactured one. I'm telling you the adjustment should work. They won't know its failing unless they removed it...took it apart and looked inside...or they took it out for a drive. But if its just a 1-2 flare then an adjustment should be fine.
zeppelin is gonna take a look at my car next week. we didn't have a chance to talk, but maybe he knows how to do the adjustment. it won't hurt to try if it's failing anyway. i won't be making any decisions 'til then.
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Hmm...why not convert it to a 5 speed? That would be cool, one automatic and one manual svx in the garage I can't imagine they would give you anything for a 15 year old car with a bad tranny if you traded it in. And selling it without telling someone wouldn't be cool, find a used tranny or 5 speed, you've got the resources, it's just a matter of making time. You do have 2 newer cars, if it was me I would narrow out my options before bringing it to its death.
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I think u know what i voted for. Much because it was the same plan i had
i'm not sure of your plan. was it the mt or the insurance?
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Hmm...why not convert it to a 5 speed? That would be cool, one automatic and one manual svx in the garage I can't imagine they would give you anything for a 15 year old car with a bad tranny if you traded it in. And selling it without telling someone wouldn't be cool, find a used tranny or 5 speed, you've got the resources, it's just a matter of making time. You do have 2 newer cars, if it was me I would narrow out my options before bringing it to its death.
i couldn't do that to some poor unsuspecting soul, just thought i'd throw that option in for fun. as for trading it in, i don't think i'd tell the dealer. i'm sure the scion dealer would just wholesale it out and not sell it on their lot.
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zeppelin is gonna take a look at my car next week. we didn't have a chance to talk, but maybe he knows how to do the adjustment. it won't hurt to try if it's failing anyway. i won't be making any decisions 'til then.
Yeah mark should know what to do. Won't hurt the tranny any to try. It will save your car. And my plan was the latter
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what i really should have asked is should i avoid driving it?
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Have Mark look at it, and if it can't be adjusted, I would drive it till it fails and then put in a remanufactured one. The other option would be for a 5 or 6 MT. Good luck with the adjustment.
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Have Mark look at it, and if it can't be adjusted, I would drive it till it fails and then put in a remanufactured one. The other option would be for a 5 or 6 MT. Good luck with the adjustment.
the day it fails, i will tow it directly to smallcar to be converted.
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