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#1 Amigatec OFFLINE  

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Posted October 04, 2012 - 12:44 PM

Well I took the Van to the tranny shop to get an estimate. WOW!!!!! Around $2300 to fix it.

I'll be dropping it off this afternoon.

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Posted October 04, 2012 - 01:03 PM

I feel for you. It's expensive to have anything replaced anymore. I just dropped a new engine in our Suburban, $2,600.00 when they were done. I would have swapped it out myself, but didn't have time to do it.

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Posted October 04, 2012 - 01:23 PM

I may have to hock a few tractors to pay or it.

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Posted October 04, 2012 - 02:12 PM

Och ! Hope with the replacement transmission it will be the last major $$ you have with your van , Al

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Posted October 04, 2012 - 05:01 PM

Ouch I would have to sell all mine and Borrow a few LOL

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Posted October 04, 2012 - 05:05 PM

Are they putting a new one in there? Dang that seems awful high to me. Most OD rebuilds here are about $1500.

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Posted October 04, 2012 - 05:07 PM

Ouch! That's not cool at all. Did you get a second opinion?

Took the wife's van in for inspection. It's a great van & drives and stops like a dream... They said it'll only take $300 in brake work...
Grrrrrrrrrrr. Not very happy with the prognosis.
And my van (the older one with more miles) goes in for inspection this month too. Can't wait to see what they say about that one...

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Posted October 04, 2012 - 07:13 PM

It's a 4L60e GM tranny. I did get 2 opinions, both said the same thing. But it comes with a 12 month 12,000 mile warranty.

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Posted October 04, 2012 - 08:47 PM

always get a second opinion, i took my lincoln to the tranny shop, large nation wide company, was told about $2000 to fix it,well i took it back home in first gear and parked it trying to figure out what to do, will my neighbour told me about a local back yard mechanic , i had him come over for a look, well it took him all of 5 min to fix it, no charge, and i drove it for another 3yrs, needless to say he does all my work now, good luck with the repair up my way you can usually get a good tranny with warrenty for about $350 and an install costs about the same

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Posted October 05, 2012 - 05:31 AM

This has a grinding sound in 1st gear, it sounds like a planetary. It has to come apart to fix it. Everybody I talk to around here tells me to stay away from used ones.

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Posted October 05, 2012 - 11:49 AM

That does seem awfully high. Probably right about staying away from used ones though. The 4l80E Chevy transmission was a lot better than the 4l60E.

Edited by LTD, October 05, 2012 - 11:50 AM.


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Posted October 06, 2012 - 06:38 PM

This is the van.

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Posted October 06, 2012 - 07:10 PM

Looks very nice , now I can see why your spending $$$ to get it repaired. How many miles do you have on it ?

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Posted October 06, 2012 - 07:17 PM

The Van books out at about $6000, but when you add the lift you double the price. When I bought I gave $12,000 for it, with 97,000 miles on it. I hated to give that much for a 1999 model but, I had to have it. It has 105,000 on it now. It's got all the options on it.

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Posted October 06, 2012 - 07:31 PM

Looks like a much newer model then a 99 !!




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