PDA

View Full Version : Please help...



b5power
07-17-2009, 12:57 PM
I just found out that my torque converter is gone and my transmission is leaking really bad and smoking. Im wondering if anyone here who lives in las vegas or in cali had a FWD tiptronic tranny...for cheap or who is willing to just give it to me. deeply apprecaite it.

B6JoeS4
07-17-2009, 01:05 PM
a good transmission shop can repair or replace JUST the tq. it may be cheaper that way.

may want to look into manual swap as well

b5power
07-17-2009, 01:10 PM
a good transmission shop can repair or replace JUST the tq. it may be cheaper that way.

may want to look into manual swap as well

yeah ill check it out and hope its cheaper that way but i heard you might as well get a new used transmission, but ill see thanks.

BTW how much work and money is it change to manual swap?

b5power
07-17-2009, 06:50 PM
If you were in my situation would you rather buy a used transmission or rebuild the transmission?

geeky
07-17-2009, 07:04 PM
as long as either come with a warranty I would go with the cheaper route.

as for the manual swap, someone on the zine here did it and said it was roughly $1500

b5power
07-19-2009, 01:10 PM
I was wondering is it possible just to replace the torque converter or do i need to replace the whole tranny?

geeky
07-19-2009, 01:21 PM
Depending on whats damaged, you could get away with doing a tranny flush + new torque converter, but in the process of the torque convertergoing out, its possible that a couple bands or clutch packs within the automatic tranny also went out, so the best thing to do right now is to get a new torque converter, have someone diagnose the tranny and then go from there.

b5power
07-19-2009, 01:33 PM
Depending on whats damaged, you could get away with doing a tranny flush + new torque converter, but in the process of the torque convertergoing out, its possible that a couple bands or clutch packs within the automatic tranny also went out, so the best thing to do right now is to get a new torque converter, have someone diagnose the tranny and then go from there.

Thanks. i remember my mechanic told that when he remove the pan from the tranny he saw alot of metal and i think he was talkin about the bands or clutch packs or metal coming from the TC i may be wrong but so i might as well get a new tranny right?

geeky
07-19-2009, 01:38 PM
If your mechanic found metal inside the tranny when he dropped the pan, i'd go with buying a new tranny.

I took automotive tech at school for 2 years and my last final project was getting a 745iL BMW running again, we first dropped the tranny pan and didn't find any metal shavings and went on diagnosing to the point that we replaced the TCM, but the tranny still wouldn't engage, so we ended up taking the valve body off the tranny and found the 1st clutch pack completely destroyed.

We tried to get the tranny rebuilt but due to the metal shavings getting caught behing the valve body we ended up purchasing a rebuilt transmission instead of rebuilding the one with the bad clutch pack.

Talk to a couple transmission specialists in your area and see what they advise you. But if the clutch backs did go, it might be easier/cheaper to purchase a rebuilt transmission from somewhere.