On mine, it quit suddenly without warning. One day everything was fine. The next day it broke down. The only warning I had was a torque converter code it threw something like 8 months before it broke down. I reset the light, and it never came back.d-rex said:oh man this dosent sound too good
i thought with the 5sp trans the problems were kinda worked out but i guess not
i had an 01 with 150k and that trans was original
the dealer is asking 7k for the van and it is very clean so im kinda scared about making the jump
anyone know ofa wy to tell if there is impending doom or does the trans just decide to quit?
and also was there any recalls or tsbs on this that i could repair myself?
mama really wants this van and i dont want to dissapoint her ya know"happy wife,happy life"
thanks to all
I suggest you install the cooler whether you tow or not. The shop that rebuilt my tranny said the torque converter had signs of heat damage. I don't know if the previous owner towed, but I haven't. Anyway you look at it, it's cheap insurance.fallout09890 said:Just do a 3x Drain/Fill of the ATF, cause you never know when it was last changed, then Install a Magnefine filter. If you tow, an aftermarket cooler is a must, because the OEM cooler is not enough. Valvoline MaxLife ATF is a pretty good ATF and has gotten good reviews from this forum, plus you can get it at WalMart for $3.60 a quart.