Tranny went out for the 3rd time in 2 weeks!!! what do i do now

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by kandklandscape, Dec 21, 2005.

  1. kandklandscape

    kandklandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA
    Posts: 341

    Make a long story short, orig tranny had 180k on it, no big deal, understood why it went bad.... got it rebuilt $2500... had it buffed up for plowing..... went out for a test drive, make sure it was all good, bam it was bad 15 min after i got it done...

    2 had got a used tranny, figured id have the one that was rebuilt (orig) one and then went ahead and had it rebuilt..... welllllll the used one went bad last night?

    3 need a new tranny, need our rebuilt one back

    out of money now..... need truck to plow?! so what is there to do now?
    already tried to get a new truck, NO to much credit out on the business. and personal...

    also, truck is a 95 dodge ran 1500 360 motor 4x4 of course...

    the orig problem was the tranny check valve..... had it replaced. it smelt like sewage, (seriously) now it smells a lil burnt?

    rev works fine, d 2 1 just go vrooooommmm

    what could the problem be? i know almost everyone had a dodge before?!

    HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Posts: 2,207

    Who ever rebuilt your original transmission that went out in 15 minutes should fix it for free because its obvious they didn't do something right.
     
  3. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Posts: 4,785

    I love how tranny shops tell you they "beef it up for plowing or racing" thats some great bs they give you. All I can say is good luck.
     
  4. Lawn Masters

    Lawn Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 850

    I'd be having the shop rebuild the original for free cause they screwed it up, and then find someone else to work on my tranny.
     
  5. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,613

    Either they didnt fully tighten down on the bands or overfilled the tranny? Id be sitting on their doorstep in the morning raising hell.
     
  6. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,799

    Same shop rebuilt both trannys?

    Get a complete refund, take both cores, and go to another shop.
     
  7. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,853

    WTF it only lasted 15 minutes? I'm confused. You got it rebuilt, it lasted 15 minutes, so you put a used tranny in it. Didn't that shop offer any type of warrenty?
     
  8. P & L Turf

    P & L Turf LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 272

    While I was looking for a new or new used truck I'd have that trany shop rebuild it for free, try to run it for a little while and then sell it. Cause from here on out it will be nothing but problems. Try to save yourself the headache and try to get rid of it. Every truck that I've had and this happened to me was the same situation. Now I've learned to just get rid of it as soon as I can. If you can't do that then try to bear with it and good luck. I feel your pain nobody does good trans work anymore, but it is tough on a trany when you plow with it. This day in age these trucks should be built to handle this type of abuse.:drinkup:
     
  9. TURF DOCTOR

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,138

    Jeeez what happened it went out in 15 min and you bought a used 1.
     
  10. rob1325

    rob1325 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 682

    Make sure they blow out coolers or put new ones in. They may be clogged and fluid may not be flowing right.
     

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