A lot depends on how you drive. For normal highway use it should outlast the
vehicle. If you do a lot of street driving, it may shorten the life, but
then that depends on how you treat it.. You don't mention if you have
automatic or stick, but I will assume stick. A lot of 'extreme' down
shifting is hard on it.. Not to say there is anything wrong with down
shifting, but you should down shift through the gears much as you do when
you up shift.
I have an '88 S-10 4WD with almost 200k miles on it with the original engine
and drive train.. It had been seriously abused by previous owners (it shows
it).. However the gear box, though noisy, still shifts fine and all the 4WD
works as well. I don't plan on doing a thing to it until the 2.8L engine
give out. Then I will replace both with a 2.8L long block and a junkyard
transmision and new clutch..
My opinion and experience. FWIW
"VLH" < email@example.com> wrote in message
Automatic? At LEAST 115,000 miles. That's all that was on the one in
my 94 when I traded it in, but with regular maint. it could outlast
the vehicle as some have said. I would expect the clutch packs to
wear to the point of needing replacement eventually...
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