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transmission question

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by casekonly, Aug 4, 2003.

  1. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 6, 2002 Messages: 8,264 Likes Received: 5
    i figured i'd turn to my helpful homies at 12oz for this one...
    i have a '92 ford taurus with 76k original miles on it, and recently one of the seals went bad...front, to be specific. i called a few places earlier to get an estimate on repair and this one guy said that he thought the bushing on the torque converter went bad, and in turn caused that front seal to go bad and start leaking. so, those two things would need to be replaced in the order of around $370. does that sound correct?
     
  2. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Aug 25, 2002 Messages: 14,783 Likes Received: 14
    i think you can buy some stuff to put in the transmission fluid to stop leaks
     
  3. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 6, 2002 Messages: 8,264 Likes Received: 5
    nah, i know enough to know that stuff only ruins cars. besides, the leak is much more serious than that....props to you for responding, though.
     
  4. sweetcherry

    sweetcherry Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 16, 2003 Messages: 1,016 Likes Received: 0
    damnn if its a 92' id be easier to buy a used car somwhere and not pay money for that old hunka shit
     
  5. mapo returns

    mapo returns Member

    Joined: May 4, 2003 Messages: 687 Likes Received: 0
    sweetcherry,

    shut the fuck up.

    $340 is alot cheaper than another car. it might be old, but it doesnt have alot of miles on it. not everyone has money for a new car. i have a 93 grand am with 140,000 miles on it - ive had problems with everything. most recently the windows wont go down and the a/c doesnt work. meaning it is literally over 100 degrees inside my car during these hot summer months in south florida. but i dont have money to fix it or to get a new car. and i work my ass off.

    ive put alot of money into fixing my car, because even if i were to put it toward another used car, it would still have to be cheap and still have problems.

    didnt you sue someone for money to buy a car? you fuckin ambulance chaser, you have no room to talk.
     
  6. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Aug 25, 2002 Messages: 14,783 Likes Received: 14
    haha go easy mapo, shes 15 and sheltered
     
  7. mapo returns

    mapo returns Member

    Joined: May 4, 2003 Messages: 687 Likes Received: 0
    casek,

    i dont know a whole lot about cars. but what i would do is call another mechanic and tell him that you think what is wrong is that..(just repeat what the first mechanic said). that way he'll think you know your shit and are less likely to be taken advantage of.

    oh and if they say you need extra stuff not related...tell them you dont have enough money to cover it but youll be back when you get paid.
    they think they suckered you..you know they didnt..its win/win.
     
  8. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 6, 2002 Messages: 8,264 Likes Received: 5
    yeah, the thing is that the car is in superb condition, except for the tranny trouble. i can't afford a brand new car, nor do i want a brand new car. haha....sweetcherry is an ambulance chaser....heh, materialistic, too....ahhh, to be young again.
     
  9. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 6, 2002 Messages: 8,264 Likes Received: 5
    thanks mapo...just saw that lat reply you made...



    "we don't say "fuck" at the dinner table!"
    "i take it we don't say side dish, either?"
     
  10. Guicho

    Guicho Member

    Joined: Apr 22, 2003 Messages: 766 Likes Received: 0
    credentials...

    i race a automatic transmission 98 ford mustang gt supercharged...i know about taking the car apart and putting it back together, from motor to the rear end of the car, also had a nice life growing up in the hood borrowing cars for a while and keeping parts.... but i can tell you that a torque converter goes in the price range from 350.00 up to 900.00, and the labor charges for a regular overall car mechanic is 60-75 bucks an hour.....so id say if he can give you a warranty for at least 6 months.....then if i were you id ripp his arm off and take the deal and thank him for the favor.....hope this was helpful...be easy.:king:
     
  11. Raw fish

    Raw fish Member

    Joined: Apr 10, 2000 Messages: 868 Likes Received: 2
    76k is high for a taurus... sorry to tell you but that is the worst car that any company have made EVER.

    Light it on fire, and push it down a hill....

    The transmissions in those cars are amazing.... amazingly bad
    its like they didnt even try
     
  12. mapo returns

    mapo returns Member

    Joined: May 4, 2003 Messages: 687 Likes Received: 0
    - Henry Ford
     
  13. dukeofyork

    dukeofyork Senior Member

    Joined: Nov 9, 2000 Messages: 1,589 Likes Received: 1
    none of yall have had problems with cars like me ill bet....



    :D
     
  14. dystopia

    dystopia New Jack

    Joined: Dec 4, 2002 Messages: 71 Likes Received: 0
    Fords are shit never buy fords
     
  15. mr.yuck

    mr.yuck Veteran Member

    Joined: May 12, 2000 Messages: 6,952 Likes Received: 6
    i had a wheel break off of my 82 buick lesabre while ridin at about 40 mph:lol: that was completely fucked.
     
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