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Posted 27 July 2005 - 12:35 AM
Posted 27 July 2005 - 01:51 AM
Mine is a 86 with 188K
the tranny won't move in 1st or Drive in the mornings. Unless you let it warm up or you start off in 2nd and drive fro 2 blocks then put it in drive and it works fine the rest of the day.
i have did the usual maintinance and cleaned the Governer valve and replaced the modulator valve and made the band brake adjustment, all to no avail.
I would say that 170 is good milage for a 86 3speed.
But thats just my experiance.
Posted 27 July 2005 - 01:17 PM
Regarding lifespan, one reliable source that I have spoken with says that when his shop does teardowns of the 3AT the clutches and band are usually in pretty good shape and can be reused. Makes you wonder why so many 3ATs "fail". I think it is mostly just dirty valving and people not wanting an automatic.
Posted 27 July 2005 - 07:36 PM
Posted 27 July 2005 - 08:14 PM
Filter? What filter? Are you referring to the debris screen or an aftermarket inline filter?
got 190K on 86 and still no problems...I hardly ever change the filter, but rather do the fluid change when the fluid starts to change color...it is even easier then changing the motor
Posted 27 July 2005 - 09:01 PM
However, I have worn the gears out on it, they whine like a manuals reverse gear at low speeds. Also, I started having a little of the not going into first issue after I overfilled the tranny.
Still shifts solid though. Not as bad as everyone seems to make them out to be.
Posted 27 July 2005 - 09:31 PM
Posted 27 July 2005 - 11:07 PM
Posted 28 July 2005 - 08:13 AM
Posted 29 July 2005 - 12:45 AM
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