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Question about Automatics

Alright, my car was totaled and I was in a rush to find something new. Bought a 97 lude with 117k on it. In a week, replaced three tie rods.. Found out the steering rack is cracked. And the trans is just now starting to slip. Tried taking it back but they won't, I bought it as-is. Made a mistake. Oh well.

My question is, if I get the trans rebuilt is it just going to fail again soon? I don't wanna fix something that's prone to breaking a second time anyway. If that's the case, then I'm going to sell the car or part it out and just get something else. I can't afford to do a 5 spd swap, so that's not an option at the moment.

PS- Tried searching, failed. Everything just says "dont get an auto" and now I clearly see why lol.
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Re: Question about Automatics

Just do a 5speed swap. Save yourself the headache and repair builds of the automatic. It will fail again down the line. Or just sell it any try and get the 5 speed version.
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Sell before it slips more.
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Re: Question about Automatics

Sell it and buy a 5spd or swap it. Rebuilding it is pointless and not smart as it will just fail again much quicker.
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Re: Question about Automatics

Buy stop slip and sell it. Then get a nicer manual one.
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Re: Question about Automatics

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It will give you good enough behavior so you can sell the prelude. If it solves the problem all together, woo!
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Re: Question about Automatics

Shady as f*ck, lol.

The automatic is garbage. Swap to a 5 speed.
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Re: Question about Automatics

sell and buy a 5 speed, or just do the swap
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Re: Question about Automatics

Automatic is garbage...though I must admit, I'm one of the people who repaired my auto transmission. My transmission went at 137,000 miles. I got it rebuilt by a friend, and the car has had no transmission issues so far - at 172,000 miles now.
Problem is, if you can't afford a 5 speed swap, the rebuilt of a trans might even be the same price; unless of course, you get a good deal.
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Re: Question about Automatics

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Shady as f*ck, lol.
Swap to a 5 speed.
Not shady, unless OP states "transmission rebuilt" and sells it for profit over what he spent. Recouping losses only. Let Thurston Howell III buy it LOL!

And , I heard good things about the lucas juice too. If it'll give him Another 24,000 miles, that's 2 years to setup for the 5 speed swap. Just sayin.
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Re: Question about Automatics

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^^^Dis guy^^^, LOL! :trollface:
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5spd swap. i wish i had the money to already....
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Re: Question about Automatics

Sell and buy 5spd.
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