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unisys12
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Re: Tranny Problems new
#293240 (Re: Wien_Sean) 05/22/03 04:14 AM

Originally posted by IL Sean:
Would there be a better tranny mount for an ATX? I know motor mounts have upgrades the yield better response. Is there a way to improve preformace with tranny mounts?




There are no aftermarket mounts avaliable for the ATX tour. You can make you own though... there is a how-to in the suspension forum. You will have to search for it, but basically you go buy a tube of poly (body shop supply stores or a glass shop), remove the old rubber inserts and feel them with the poly. Let them set and boom! You have poly mounts.

But don't take my word for it, go search the suspension forum and find the how-to to get the specifics.


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Re: Tranny Problems new
#293372 (Re: Contourgirl) 05/22/03 06:04 AM

Just in case anyone is interested, I've got a more reasonable explanation of what's happening...

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Contourgirl
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Re: Tranny Problems new
#293518 (Re: RoadRunner) 05/22/03 01:44 PM

I did a searh on this but couldn't find anything so I will have to ask it here.
Does anyone know the easiest (ya right) way to take out the tranny from the car? They were thinking they'd have to remove the engine to get to the tranny. But they wanted me to ask and see if any of you have done this and what was the easiest way? They bought a rebuild kit for around $100, and are going to attempt this tomarrow night or Saturday.
I will have to tell them to check out the TC and rear tranny mount. Maybe buy the tc and see if they can get a tranny mount before they do this. You know how it is? When you need a part late at night, the auto parts store is usally closed by then.
Thanks again for all of the helpful information.

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Re: Tranny Problems new
#294235 (Re: Contourgirl) 05/23/03 12:42 AM

I know along time ago people used to dig pits in the ground to work on car. A little side note, that's how "Pits" started being called that, from people using pits dug in the ground to work on their racers. I dunno if this can still be done today. But I would assume you'll prolly have to at least raise some parts, prolly not pull the block though...I could be wrong....

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Re: Tranny Problems new
#294746 (Re: Contourgirl) 05/23/03 01:14 PM

I've never had my tranny out, but I believe it will have to come out the top with the engine. Obviously a major job requiring hoists and stuff. A $15 Haynes manual describes the basic engine removal procedure which is detailed enough for experienced mechanics to follow with no problem.


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Contourgirl
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Re: Tranny Problems new
#311445 (Re: TourDeForce) 06/09/03 03:36 PM

Tiger561. You're right on the money. They just got around to working on my Tour this last weekend and pulled it apart. Bad TC. They will pick one up today. I hope that's the only problem. They are rebuilding it so I hope this takes care of the problem. Thanks everyone for all of the helpful information.
I will post and let you all know how it all works out, when we're back on the road again.

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Contourgirl
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Re: Tranny Problems new
#315532 (Re: Contourgirl) 06/12/03 07:39 PM

Yay!! My Tour is almost near completion. Last night the guys were working on it late. Then, on accident they locked the key in the car. Of course I was at home with my spare key, and no car. So, they were unable to complete testing it.
So, after work I may be able to pick her up!! I can't wait!

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Re: Tranny Problems new
#315560 (Re: Contourgirl) 06/12/03 08:02 PM

Let us know what the major problem was.

If you had clean fluid, your TC was the major deal most likely. If the fluid was brown & smelled burned up, then clutch packs & such were fubar.

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Contourgirl
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Re: Tranny Problems new
#316230 (Re: TourDeForce) 06/13/03 01:18 PM

Yea!!! I got my Tour back!! Now she drives better then she did before! More smooth.
Tiger561, yes the fluid was brown, he said it looked like 1 seal went bad causing the internal gears all go bad. I really wish I would have wrote down was he said, I will have to ask again and let you know. I was so excited to get my car back I was having a hard time remember. Old age I guess.
Yeaaaaa!!! Back on the road baby!
($1,000 later).

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Contourgirl
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Re: Tranny Problems
#316311 (Re: Contourgirl) 06/13/03 02:53 PM

Ok, a little more technical information. He said a bushing went out/leaked. Causing the direct clutch to burn out.
It's such a nice feeling to have my car back!

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