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My tranny went "monkey nuts" on me in early November. Its a 1.8 GT automatic. The first problem was not going into reverse. It wouldn´t even go into nuetral. I could drive in all gears. When it was in Park it was in gear cause if i tried to rev the engine it would stay at about 1.5 to 2 rpm´s and you could feel the pull. I rocked on like that for a while, but one day i ran the hell out of it and when i got home all was well. Reverse, neutral and all okay. About a week later the same crap happened but my gears started slipping, so i had to manually shift all the gears.After a month or so of that crap, all was well one morning and nothing was wrong anymore.

Right before i started pulling the tranny out it would only grab first gear, and D and OD wouldn´t. What the hell is wrong with this thing? :-(

I´ve had several people tell me the problem is due to a cruddy transmission filter. (im gonna call bullshit on that one!!) Is there a chance that this is my problem?? I´d like to get it running at least for the time being, and since I´m pulling the tranny out already i figured I´d give it a try. What do you guyz think?? :-o
 

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Well, thats why i want that "monkeymatic" to start working. If it runs then i can sell my crappy work truck and buy the 5-speed i found for $550. Thanks anyways. :-] :-] :-]
 

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Finally!!!!! Strike the power ballad, 92gt5spd to the rescue!!!!

*cue phatkid95, running in slow motion, through green pasture towards 95egt*
:-] :-] :-] :-] :-] :-] :-] :-] :-] :-] :-] :-] :-] :-] :-]

That´s the best news i´ve heard all day long. ;-) $90 bones for a tranny that green is unreal! I got to do some more lookin. The tranny i found has 70,000 miles, $550, and not to mention the week it would take to get it in. I HATE WEST TEXAS!!! I´d hook a tow strap onto my own big ass and pull the whole car for $90. No matter where it was.

I really appreciate the help bro. Feel free to contribute any brain farts you may have. :p :p :p :p :p :p
 

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i got to find a place like that. i´d be like a kid in a candy store. im more than sure theres somewhere i can find all that stuff, theres just a lot of ground to cover down here. :-D

a turbo off a lebaron huh?? would that work?? im pimpin a 95 GT 1.8DOHC/16V automatic(hopefully not for long). what kind of cars should i be looking at for a turbo?? i think i read a post about someone using one out of a probe. i may be wrong though. do you know what i should be looking for in a turbo?

i´m gonna have to recruit some escort drivers from the lone star state yo!! I catch all these posts and its like everyone is from canada or indiana. besides myself, i havent seen someone post out of texas. i´d kick ass to have a few extra sets of eyes and ears locally. hell yeah!!!
 

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I´m sorry zzyzzx, i´m at work right know so i´m jumping on and off. I forgot to answer you´re other questions.
The shifter moves just fine. Everything is smooth on that side. I even had a friend shift the gears while i watched the linkage and everything is moving like its supposed to.
If i put er in just drive, like you would normally do, it just revs the engine. The same in overdrive. BUT, in first gear it runs like the scalded ape that she is. If you shift up, from 1st to drive, nothing engages and she just revs er up.

I bought it used, but i had a big part on the mileage. I was putting about 100 miles on er every day for a little over half a year. Not to mention the three trips down to Padre since i owned it. :-]
 

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If i wasn´t working 12-16 hour days, and cause i have access to a big shop equipped with an electric hoist and all the tools i could possibly need, i could probably swap the another auto tranny in about four to five hours. But alas, time is not a plentiful resource for me so i have just been crawling in and out of that thing in the mornings and evenings, taking off little tidbits here and there. I´m not in much of a rush considering i don´t have a tranny yet.

I haven´t had any real trouble so far. All i lack is pulling the axles and dropping the tranny.

I called most of the rebuild shops in the tri-county area and the cheapest i found a rebuilt auto w/90 warranty was $1000. :-| :-|
 

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Snoochy-Boochy, 92gt5spd Boochy!!!!!!! (sorry about that)

Hopefully the escort gods will smile down on my pitifull existence and bless me with the location of one. If not, THEY CAN GO ROT IN SOME UGLY LITTLE CAVALIERS ASS!!!!!!!!!!! (sorry again)
:-Y :-Y :-Y :-Y :-Y :-Y
 

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Well that is what i was trying to get to with you yesterday, but the weather was so bad when I was trying to respond to your post and i had to get jet. The roof caved in on my office. We had like 60 to 70mph winds yesterday all day long. There were even gusts up to 80 and 90mph.

As far as the shipping and the cost, that sounds great. Do you think you could find a 5spd manual for me??? Id really like to convert to manual. If not, maybe you can keep an eye out for a good turbo or something???
 

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Please excuse me James. That post was directed towards 92gt5spd.

By the way, are you going to rebuild it yourself or are you taking it in?? Either way, do you have an estimate on costs??? Are you rebuilding a manual or automatic???
 

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92gt5spd: That turbo sounds pretty tempting. Tommorow I´m leaving for the coast(a nice, long, boring 8hr drive) and all my money is there at this moment. But hey if i can get the old lady to hold back on all the tourist shit, i might have enough to just have that little piece of heaven!!! We´ll see when i get back. Thanks!! Drop me a line if you find a manual tranny. Ill be gone till next tuesday. :-D
 

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I finally found another GT like mine! In Browntown on top of that, BUT it unfortunately has an owner. I've tried bargaining w/homeboy, but he still insists on $1800. A little steep if you ask me!!

I'm not sure on the year model, but it has the sunroof/moonroof and the weird looking spoiler that kinda wraps around the back end of the trunk. Its an automatic, which wouldn't be so bad I guess. I just want my car running again. It also has some body damage on the passenger side.

I figured if I could get it pretty cheap, then I could use the tranny for the mean time (automatic is better than no car, right?). Then after a few pokes and prods, I could sell the remainder of the parts to yooz guyz!!

My next proposition is... since he's using it for a work vehicle..... I could throw my little work truck in the mix and maybe some cash in for the car.....sound bad?? I don't think so, but we'll see. It's not the prettiest thing in the world, but it is dependable. Wish me luck!!!!!
 
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