In my case I'm not into R&R ing the hard parts. For me, I want to be
done with the job the first time. When the trans man rebuilt mine he had
to pull the trans out 3 more times ( total of 4 ) between January &
March. He through the valve body was the problem each time so he put in
2 more rebuilt valve bodies, then tried a new one. The trans still
didin't work right. On removal # 4 a crack in the clutch drum was
discovered. That was the problem all along.
He was not happy having to remove the trans 4 times in 2 months. Nor was
I love watching these guys at junkyards taking starters & altenators off
cars that have been sitting around for a year with no hood and all the
rain & snow getting inside everything, and the car sitting axle high in
puddles when it rains.
These type of parts that can strand you somewhere, I'd rather buy a new
or rebuilt unit rather than used.
Plus I also put high miles on the car every year so I want good parts,
never know when I'll take a jaunt down to Miami.
1991 Pontiac Bonneville LE, 3800 V6
_~_~_~_~276,100 miles_~_~_ ~_~_