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Unread 12-17-2009, 01:10 PM   #1
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Wj Trans Shop in Chicagoland?

Hey guys anyone know of a good shop around Niles, Park Ridge, Des Plaines, etc.?

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Unread 12-17-2009, 06:10 PM   #2
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I had mine rebuilt following a "water incident" at a shop in Streamwood... not quite Des Plaines, I can vouch for their work.
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Unread 12-17-2009, 11:23 PM   #3
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Yea Streamwood isn't too far. If you don't mind me asking, how much did they charge?
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Unread 12-18-2009, 08:06 AM   #4
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It cost me $1,500 for a tow and a full rebuild of my TJ's 3 speed.
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Unread 12-19-2009, 01:36 PM   #5
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You got the name of the shop? Or the number?
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Unread 12-20-2009, 07:03 AM   #6
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Unread 12-21-2009, 12:32 AM   #7
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I'm actually looking to overhaul my trans too and I'm right in your area. My mechanic (on the border of Chicago/Niles) is having his guys over by the HIP mall take a look at it. I got water in my trans and its not shifting properly, and while I'm still looking around for estimates, my guy's saying about $1300 plus taxes. He says this includes kind of a "double warranty" from both my mechanic and his trans guys. However I'm also taking it to a shop in Bensenville tomorrow so I'll see how much they charge.
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Unread 12-21-2009, 07:40 AM   #8
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I got water in my trans and its not shifting properly
You must have only gotten a little water in yours, mine didn't shift at all. But, the resolution is the same in either case - rebuild the trans.
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Unread 12-21-2009, 12:20 PM   #9
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You must have only gotten a little water in yours, mine didn't shift at all. But, the resolution is the same in either case - rebuild the trans.
Yeah the water was only about up to my sidesteps/front bumper height. (On stock 31"s and no lift). I was in it for a few mins and I guess it wasn't too much water because I got it flushed out after driving from the UP of MI down to Chicago. It drove fine for 6 months, but my mechanic told me to flush it again. 3 days later I started running into troubles and yes, now it has to be overhauled.

How has your trans been holding up after the rebuild? And j/w...did you extend the breather hoses on the trans? I heard its easy to do...except you need to pull the tranny out which will be done anyway. I wonder if my mechanic would know how to do that....
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Unread 12-21-2009, 01:23 PM   #10
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I am on 30's w/o a lift, and I wasn't in too deep, or so I thought. But I guess the water got tossed up by the torque converter and sucked into the breather hole.

I did two drain and fills at the offroad park, and a flush at a there-local Peb Boys, but it was already gone - the friction parts inside the A/T are pretty much water soluble, so any water and they start to break down, more water = faster deterioration. You seem to have gotten only a little bit of water, or something else since that time to make it worse.

I researched the breather hose issue before I was able to get the work done, but the shop wouldn't guarantee the mod . bummer. From what I understand, it's a worthy mod, but only if you have it all taken down - not so much worth the effort to pull the trans just to do it though.

Lesson learned, I stay away from water.

It's been doing just fine, pretty much like it was before the rebuild. I can't say anything bad about it, I've taken some long road trips, not to mention a season of wheeling (with minimal water!)
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Unread 12-21-2009, 01:48 PM   #11
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Yea I was going to go to that shop by the HIP, it's right across from Rolling Stone. But read bad things about them online. Oh and thanks Willard
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Unread 12-21-2009, 01:51 PM   #12
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Oh and thanks Willard
No problem, I hope it works out for you.
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Unread 12-21-2009, 08:11 PM   #13
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I work at Douglas Autoworks in Roselle, IL. We work on all types of vehicles especially jeeps (there's 5 here right now). But as for trans work we usually point the customers to a very reputable trans shop we use. Let me know if you need more info on the trans shop if you didnt get it done already. Mike
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Unread 12-21-2009, 08:22 PM   #14
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That would be great Mike, you can PM me if you prefer.
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Unread 12-23-2009, 09:42 AM   #15
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The trans shop is Value Transmission at 102 Monaco Dr. Roselle, IL 60172 and the phone number there is 630-893-8568. Talk to Phil, tell him I sent you. Thanks Mike.
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