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Old 01-30-2009, 04:27 PM   #1
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Default Central PA, My transmission just blew up

I was driving home from work on Rt. 72 and i heard this loud clunk, at first i thought i ran over a large block of ice or something but everytime i hit the gas it sounded like the gears were winding up or something but not really responding well. I pulled into the Hess station and parked it. Since i was only like 2 miles away from home i tried to start it up (which it did fine) and put it in reverse.

When i put it in reverse, it got really loud and made lots of noise. The speedometer shot up to like 30-40mph and it wouldn't go anywhere when i gave it a little gas. Car responds normal when in neutral and also in drive when i dont touch the gas. I cant back the car out of the parking spot so i gotta call for a tow.

Pretty sure its a tranny problem now i jsut dont know what to do. Money is already tight as it is and i dont know if i can afford a new transmission. Any suggestions?
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Old 01-30-2009, 05:00 PM   #2
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Well, is this your DD? If not, save up for a rebuild or find a rebuilt trans and swap it in.

If it is your DD, I would look at buying a beater. Some POS for like $500-800. Then, save up for a trans rebuild.
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its my DD, not a bad idea.. any idea how much would a trans rebuild costs?
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I'm not really sure offhand. You could probably get some quotes from a few sponsors on here as well. You may also want to check the Auto Transmissions subforum on here.

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~$1500 i think
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Old 01-30-2009, 05:59 PM   #6
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its my DD, not a bad idea.. any idea how much would a trans rebuild costs?
take into performance transmission right off 72 by the mercedez dealership. Ron edwards is his name. should be somewhere around 1200-1500 bucks. fully rebuilt with new electronics.
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I have a 4l60e with 2k miles on it if you are interested. I pulled it out of the car to do a 6 speed swap.
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I found these on a local board and thought id pass it on to you


1. 98 Z28 A4 4L60e transmission, Transgo shift kit, stock TC-as is make offer worked fine when pulled from vehicle(parted out the vehicle)-$200 obo

but seriously make an offer as I really just want this stuff outta the garage.

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I'd say look for a used one like some people mentioned (at least for now to get it drivable on the cheap). If you end up doing a rebuild, talk to Diabloformula on here, he's in Leola and might be able to assist or at least guide you in the right direction.
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bresslers automotive in bernville will give you the best price for a rebuild but your still looking at 800 or so. they do good work to.
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thanks for all the responses guys, i sent some PMs -- right now i def want to get it driveable for cheap b/c its simply not possible for me to spend 1500-2000 on a trans rebuild

I have it at a trans shop by my work so i am waiting for him to take a look at it and let me know what the story is
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Ron Edwards at Performance Transmission on Flory Mills Rd off Manheim (south of Granite Run) near the Mercedes dealership know his stuff.
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Off topic, but why do all of you Lancaster/York/Harrisburg people refer to that area as Central PA? Central PA is State College. You're in South East.

Just something I've always wondered...
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eah he says central PA but has phill on his thing. Bro philly is SE not middle lol
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Off topic, but why do all of you Lancaster/York/Harrisburg people refer to that area as Central PA? Central PA is State College. You're in South East.

Just something I've always wondered...
I try not to use that description myself, because it is indeed not geographically accurate - we are south-eastern PA is anything. I think it may be more of a population density thing, meaning more people reside in the Lancaster/York/Harrisburg/Reading area compared to other "geologically central" locales which may be more rural or open. Just a thought, don't know if there is any truth to that.
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we're in between Pittsburgh and Philly, so 'central' PA LOL
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How about "Off-Center" PA
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