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My transmission died on me


Hell, It's about time!
I swear, when it rains, it pours :shake:

On January 27th I was getting my car out of the snow to get to work. I have a 2001 Ford Mustang GT. I have about 110K miles on it. It's been problem free for the most part.

Well that day in an attempt to get unstuck, I blew a forward clutch and solenoid. In short, my car would only go in reverse.

I took it to a shop that day and they said my tranny was shot and since they don't work on transmissions there was a shop they work with that specializes in tranny's and they do good work.

They took a look at it and said a rebuilt one with labor would run me $2550. I told them that wasn't happening. I managed to score a used one off a wrecked car for about $700 and with labor I'm looking at shelling out only $1200 total (Tranny and labor) as opposed to double that.

Regardless... never let your tranny die on you. It sucks.



Do What Thou Wilt
Don't worry about that, that is a fiarly common problem with almost anything that is RWD/v8. Ford in particular got shoddy with their tranny's over the last 15 years or so. Too bad it wasn't just the clutch... But what can you do?