new member former auto trans builder
I was doing a little "beverage induced" web searching and found this site, glad i did. Previously, i used to rebuild automatic transmissions but just the "big 3" no rice fueled units..lol for the past 12 years i've been in the lawnmower field, playing mechanic and learning..anybody ever think there would be the day, where a lawnmower isn't running correctly and to diagnose the problem, you get out your laptop computer to find the trouble codes/problems? well those days are here.
anyway, currently have a 2002 3.0L 4x2 XLT motor has been changed but the trans and all else has 230k miles. so the trans had the right to go all stupid last weekend. it's sitting on the bench right now, with a grand total of $850 new parts. all 3 NEW planetary assemblies, 6 NEW solenoids, t-conv, and of course all friction/steel's and the 3 bands. plus the TransGo@ shift correction kit. I have a very good friend by the name of Stevie Lavallee, who was the brains/leader of T.E.S.T research. Transmission Engineering Service Technology. I should add that the planetaries have been upgraded to the 6 pinion 4.0L set up.
Ok, caffeine time...any idea's or thoughts/general chat is welcomed, thanks for having this site.