95,000 mi replace the tranny or not
Help! I bought my 16 yr this car with 90,000 miles 9
months for 2,000. Now it is slipping in 2 nd gear. It
has been a good car til now, and just put 500.00 if
tires on the car early winter. Some rust at bottom.
Do I replace the tranny or sell as is and save for
another newer car for my son.
First change your transmission fluid. Go to an empty parking lot and test drive it. If it still slips, it may be a bad gear or clutch. Nothing is more frustrating than a transmission problem. Best to have a reputable shop look at it. Do NOT go to ScAAMCO (AAMCO).
You really want to keep this car?? If so, have a complete transmission rebuild. And, get the engine checked out before you do it. Unless the engine is perfect, rebuilding the transmission is a fool's errand.
Thanks very much!
Sue, if you like the car and nothing else is wrong with it (perhaps get it looked over by a mechanic) then consider having the transmission rebuilt. With a good engine, new tires and a rebuilt transmission you should get some good use out of it.
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