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    If I replace the transmission will I need to replace the eng as well? I don't think so. DH says that because of the new transmission I will have to replace the eng with in a yr anyway. So, I might as well do it all at once. I think he just wants me to buy something else.

    The only problem I am having is when it is cold; I have to let it run about 60 sec before it will go in reverse.

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    Just the transmission. NOT the engine at the same time.
    2 separate main parts of your vehicle.

    When you first start your vehicle, give it a couple of minutes to warm up, especially in the winter. Maybe your transmission just needs the fluid changed ? It could be a very simple fix.

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    i'm not a mechanic...but i have to say that in the course of my many years of owning vehicles and my many replacements of both engines & trans that one needing replaced does not guarantee that the other does too... i have had many cars where it was only one or the other...

    i'm sure some of the guys can jump in here (not discrimating ladies...you too)....

    i would suggest that you check your trans fluids and make sure that they are not low (and it may just be possible that it is time to change the fluid in your trans too as that may fix your problem)...

    good luck...either way it can be a pain in the rear and expensive if you have to go the replacement routes....

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    Just the trans in my opinon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ansley View Post
    If I replace the transmission will I need to replace the eng as well? I don't think so. DH says that because of the new transmission I will have to replace the eng with in a yr anyway.
    DH is ... in error.

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    We had the tranny replaced in our truck almost 11 years ago. Still running the same motor. So I would say just the tranny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greebo View Post
    DH is ... in error.
    Rinse and repeat...in other words NO..was married for 17 years to a race car driver and I would have remembered that one.
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    I've heard that replacing one could cause the other to have an issue. I know that sounds crazy, but it happened to me. It's like the replacement causes extra "pressure" (could be the wrong word) on other components. Like the strong engine causes the transmission to work harder or something. At least that's what happened in my the case.

    I hadn't notice a transmission issue w/mine until I had the engine rebuilt, but as soon as I got the car back the tranny was acting up. The engine guy mentioned it, but didn't think it was bad (as in needing to be rebuilt). Of course I was told by the transmission guy it does need to be rebuilt. That was almost 2 years ago. I continue to drive it some & have had the transmission fluid changed & had additives put in it (what could it hurt). I'm considering the transmission work, but the car has so many other issues (its very old & even though I've tried to maintain it, it will require a lot of money to "restore").

    My advise would be to consider the other issues that could pop up before deciding to have major work done to your car. This comes from someone who loves their car (I know crazy, but its my 1st car) & I'm not sure I made the right decision having the engine work done. Still not sure what I will do as far as other work on it goes (currently in the shop now & I waiting to hear back).

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanieD View Post
    I've heard that replacing one could cause the other to have an issue. I know that sounds crazy, but it happened to me. It's like the replacement causes extra "pressure" (could be the wrong word) on other components. Like the strong engine causes the transmission to work harder or something. At least that's what happened in my the case.

    I hadn't notice a transmission issue w/mine until I had the engine rebuilt, but as soon as I got the car back the tranny was acting up. .
    A new rebuilt engine MAY put out more torque and bring to light a transmission problem you never knew you had.

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    Operative words being "may" and "already had". That's a far cry from "a new tranny/engine means you'll HAVE to replace the other soon".

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    I always believe in keeping things simple.
    Look for the easy fix.
    Don't add on and complicate things when you don't need to.

    My last truck part was a coil for the spark plug. Truck has 8 cyl and each spark plug has a coil. Hubby wanted me to replace all 8 at once. Which made sense in a way BUT....part was $ 50 each and would have been 8 coils = $ 400. I chose just to replace the one because of the budget. The guy who changed it for me agreed. Why change a part if you don't need to. When and if the next one acts up, I replace them one by one.

    We have restored 4 vintage old cars, and used to do 4 cylinder modifed racing. Parts are costly. Only replace what you have to.

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    I just replaced my transmission for the second time (last week) and still have the same engine.

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    Hubby is a mechanic... do a tranny service first with a fluid and filter replacement. DO NOT get rid of the vehicle. They DO NOT go hand in hand. Check the level of transmission fluid...it is probably low if it takes that long to go into reverse. DH told me that if he had to do the job it shouldn't be any more than $100.




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    I had a 92 ford explorer and had to have 2 transmissions put in it and people said the motor was in good shape when i quit driving it in August of 2009 the windshield was busted and the automatic windows wouldn't roll up and down but would still be driving it if x hadn't give me a 2004 cavalier so no you dont have replace motor when you do transmission.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greebo View Post
    DH is ... in error.
    I think DH just wants me to get something else. He has been working on autos since he could walk. Manipulation? Most likely.

    Quote Originally Posted by Debbie-cat View Post
    Hubby is a mechanic... do a tranny service first with a fluid and filter replacement. DO NOT get rid of the vehicle. They DO NOT go hand in hand. Check the level of transmission fluid...it is probably low if it takes that long to go into reverse. DH told me that if he had to do the job it shouldn't be any more than $100.
    DH is a mechanic as well. He got a Toyota scholarship for college and when he got his degree he went to work for Ford. He is working on farm equipment now because there is no money, at least around here, in autos unless you own the place. He says he has checked everything but I may take it to my mom's mechanic for a 2nd opinion. I'm sure he will say the same as your DH because they don't care what I drive.

    Quote Originally Posted by piney View Post
    I had a 92 ford explorer and had to have 2 transmissions put in it and people said the motor was in good shape when i quit driving it in August of 2009 the windshield was busted and the automatic windows wouldn't roll up and down but would still be driving it if x hadn't give me a 2004 cavalier so no you dont have replace motor when you do transmission.
    I have a 96 ford explorer and per the old owner, small town DH knows them, nothing major has been done to it. We have had it 4yrs and had to do something to it, fuel pump I think. The odometer doesn't work, almost all the dash lights are out, the two back doors don't open from the inside even when the child locks are not engaged, driver window is slow to go down, plastic is coming off the cruse controls, cassette and cd player do not work and it has about 250,000 miles on it. But it is mine.

    In almost 9yrs of marriage I have never had a car payment and DH has always had one.

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