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Old 07-06-2013, 11:38 PM
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Default Tranny slip and leak....

Soo I was driving home last night on at around 55 in 4th gear the transmission started slipping pretty bad. I noticed its fine in all other gears as far as shifting, downshifting and during lockup. This only happens in 4th gear. Scared shitless, I turned the car off when I got home, let it cool down, took it out for a spin and same thing happened.

Today I let the car run and noticed the smell of tranny fluid and sure enough it was dripping out of a braided line with a ghetto hose clamp around it. Now I'm stuck with no 4th gear and I'm afraid to drive the car.

I'm thinking since the slip is already occurring, the damage has been done. I know fixing the leak wont fix the slip and I just can't afford to rebuild the transmission. What are my options and am I right in my assumptions? I'm sick of dealing with this shitbox LT1.
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Old 07-06-2013, 11:43 PM
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Well check your fluid level might get away with filling it if it is low but yes damage is done and it's a matter of time now.
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If its low try a bottle of Lucus tranny treatment, it may be on its way out but that will by you some time unless its too late.
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Old 07-18-2013, 01:09 AM
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Well since the auto is busted I'm throwing up the idea of getting it rebuilt and adding a converter and tranny cooler.

I also plan on redoing the motor and adding heads/cam. Or just adding longtubes and calling it done. In either condition where would be a good place to get the tranny rebuilt?
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FLT sends you a built one and you send them back yours for the next guy. any place local... forget it.
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:25 PM
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FLT sends you a built one and you send them back yours for the next guy. any place local... forget it.
They provide a converter too right? That would be a good deal
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Never mind. Will definitely consider them tho
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Talk to Don about the converter, pretty sure he has some still floating around the shop. And yeah, send it out and have it done. Not saying that there aren't any good trans shops around the area, just not any really good ones lol.
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Might go 6speed/LSx with it tbh. The price to build the auto and get a converter would be close to a 6speed swap
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If you want the trans rebuilt right give them a Call. Not sure why everyone says no one local is good..?
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