quote from trans place on my 47RE

Talked to a good ol' country boy at a trans shop. Been working on trannys for years and years. I gave him the symptoms of the problem and he said it does sound like the torque converter.
He said he even if it is just the torque it would be better to go ahead and do a complete rebuild. Though he did say that torque converters will usually frag into smaller parts and getting into the pan and filter.
Gave me 2 prices:
About $250 in labor to exhange out torque converter (if it is that). Does DTT have a transferable warranty? They indicate "100% LIFETIME STATOR WARRANTY," but nothing else on their web site.
$1100 is for a total rebuld including pulling it out and putting it back in (only 3 days). I saw a place on ebay selling rebuilt exhanges for that much! And it comes with 1 year ATRA warranty
He said the rebuild prices of the 47RE has dropped drastically. Well I guess so. Last time I saw a receipt from place for $2400 2 years ago.
I am not really up to working on the trans especially since my transportation is limited and I don't yet after 1 month still don't have all the tools I need.
What you guys think?
GB
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Sounds like a good deal, all things considered.
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On Wed, 18 Apr 2007 01:44:10 GMT, Max Dodge wrote:

Yeah it does it me also. I think I may give one or two others a call first. Still got a few days before I decide.
Thanks
GB
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Geek, FIVE things........... 1) I work on trannies for a living.
2) 250 is too CHEAP to R&R a tranny and install a convertor. (price the converter)
3) 1100 if fair enough for a "SideJob" from a tech a that rebuilds trannies EVERY day for a liven. (goin rate......18-2200)
4) I work on trannies for a living. (didn't see yer original thread..don't know yer symptoms)
5) I work on trannies all year long......that have been worked on by "mechanics".
ps........
read what i wrote.....not what you want to hear.
fact...not fiction (and.....second opinions.......or 3rd...can be cheap)
~:~ MarshMonster ~sips his crownroyal.....takes a toke.....and thinks a google of that tranny and it's failure symptoms is called for~ ~:~
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On 17 Apr 2007 18:59:29 -0700, Marsh Monster wrote:

should be under a warranty. The mechanic said he would be able to contact DTT and arrange an exchange

I temporarily reside in an area that has a very low wage ceiling and has the highest poverty in the US with a population of more than 200,000.

The original failure was while towing. It at first started not shifting into overdrive. I pulled off the road shit it down and restarted. It shifted into overdrive until it had to shift down again then whould not go back up. Little while later not shift into 3rd then 2nd till I just had to pull off he road. After that stop it would not go again.
Now here it sits in my driveway where it will creep back and forth for a short time before it will not move again. It just feels like there is not enough hydraulic pressure to move the vehicle.

Well I would hope this is a legitimate place since they claim membership in the ATRA transmissions.

Oh yeah sure more than one can be cheap, but at least this guy seems to be blunt and up front. Spent 30 minutes on the phone with me even after closing hours to answer my questions and to my satisfaction. Was not the dealer's response of "Come on in and let's take a look."
Thanks for the response and input and I always appreciate more.
GB

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were you towing loads without locking out the overdrive? if so, you killed your tranny without having to. there is a reason that your truck has a lockout for overdrive and clear instructions on when to use it. michael
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I've towed a loaded car trailer in OD with no problem. By your logic, my trans should puke..... three months ago.
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I've done this with a stock truck. The biggest problem I've found is that the trans doesn't have the "brains" to downshift from OD when it should. IOW, no searching.
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============== do say.....hmmmmmmm yep,that explains alot.
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wrote in message:

What does it explain for you?

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======== ======== It explains some of your posts for me.
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I thought the key reason for not towing in overdrive was the low hydraulic pressure at low rpm. My 47RE doesn't search when towing in OD but I always lock it out when I need more throttle than what's required for cruise speed on flat land.
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