Have you been hearing of grinding problems with the one's in the J
bodies? I've heard GM recommended overfilling he tranny with
synthetic fluid, and there was a washer that could be inserted in the
build-up of the tranny to take up some slack.
Any insight on this?
On Sun, 22 Jun 2003 14:31:41 GMT, "shiden_kai"
I haven't heard of the washer, but that doesn't mean it's
not happening. Yes, we do deal with gear "rattle" noise,
and we have overfilled a few transmissions with the
Saturn spec fluid. I'm not really fond of the overfilling
thing, as the next person that checks the fluid level
in the trans will just drain the excess fluid out if he doesn't
know about the overfill procedure.
We've torn some of these transmission down looking
for answers to the gear rattle and haven't really found
a whole lot. I think it's just the nature of the beast.
GM basically says this in the bulletin that they released
for the overfill procedure. But sometimes our shop
foremen get all "gung ho" and figure they are going
to waste our time chasing our tails.
How bad is this gear rattle.?
Will this tranny fail prematurely? ie will it last 10 or 15 years?
Is it reliable, but just a bit rough around the edges"
Any reports of anybody's transmission failing. ?
Thanks for the info.
ps How;s the ecotec engine holding up.
Any head gasket leaks or anything like that.
I haven't seen any major failures of these 5 speed
transmissions yet. You will always have some failures,
but I haven't seen any indication that there is a
reliability problem with them.
So far so good. They are basically a four cylinder
version of what GM refers to as their "premium V"
engines. Northstar v-8, and Olds 3.5 v-6...etc.
I suspect they will be a very nice little 4 cylinder
engine for quite a while. I'll bet that an awful lot
of horsepower can probably be extracted from them
He said he was just driving along, shifted, and BAM! He's not exactly
easy on his car, but I've seen MUCH worse. He didn't dump the clutch or
anything like that. He just reved it pretty good a lot. He's had a lot
of problems really though. Engine knocking, a sensor or two.....
| > > At least it's not a Ford. A guy I work with has a new Focus, 22,000
| > > miles with a manual, and it literally blew up!! He's got pieces of it
| > > AND pieces of his engine block sitting at home. Crazy I tell ya.
| > Damn! how'd that happen?
| probably was at highway speeds and shifted back into 1st or 2nd....
| I like people that drive manuals, and have their engine blow up
I thought I didn't like 'em cuz it's hard on my legs. Was there anything on
the car labelled "ACME"?
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