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brianestep 05-26-2013 09:53 AM

I need an excellent transmission shop-anwyhere!?
 
Hey friends! I was down in Telluride this last weekend and blew out my 42re.

Started getting some pump whine on the drive down, but it was too late to turn back, so I thought I'd tough it out. Didn't have too many problems until starting the next morning, when it would not move at all for about 5 minutes of gear cycling. Finally got going, but sort of "limp-moded" it the rest of the way into town with alot of gear slipping. Finally, going up the last hill into Telluride, slipping became extreme and smoke was everywhere. Maxed out at 15mph in maybe 3rd or 4th gear...

Fluid was red at start of the trip (15,000 miles old) and was golden brown shortly after the pump whine began. Assuming that she is dead. Mechanic in Telluride thinks so too. He was a great guy, very fair, knowledgeable and even gave me a ride to the rental car place. Problem is, he's wayyyy too expensive (and not a tranny specialist). $3300 ($2200 for the tranny plus $700 for labor plus taxes, etc.)

I will be driving back down to Telluride hopefully this weekend to pick it up, just need to find a truck to use to tow it. Don't think our TJ can handle it! Can anyone recommend a transmission shop/ place to source a transmission anywhere on the route between Fort Collins and Telluride?

Preferably I would like to tow it to either the Springs, Denver or Fort Collins since that's where I will be living (Fort Collins now but moving to the Springs this week) but if there is some awesome shop in like Montrose or Gunnison or Salida or something, I'd take it there too. Just looking for input. Thanks friends!!

streetglideok 05-27-2013 09:26 AM

There are a few shops here in the springs that are decent. I'll send you a pm

brianestep 05-27-2013 04:58 PM

I appreciate the input! I will be calling those folks in the morning. Have you heard of High Plains in Castle Rock? I've had a few recommendations for them...

STRRAYNGE 05-29-2013 07:24 AM

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Originally Posted by brianestep (Post 15482371)
Hey friends! I was down in Telluride this last weekend and blew out my 42re.

Started getting some pump whine on the drive down, but it was too late to turn back, so I thought I'd tough it out. Didn't have too many problems until starting the next morning, when it would not move at all for about 5 minutes of gear cycling. Finally got going, but sort of "limp-moded" it the rest of the way into town with alot of gear slipping. Finally, going up the last hill into Telluride, slipping became extreme and smoke was everywhere. Maxed out at 15mph in maybe 3rd or 4th gear...

Fluid was red at start of the trip (15,000 miles old) and was golden brown shortly after the pump whine began. Assuming that she is dead. Mechanic in Telluride thinks so too. He was a great guy, very fair, knowledgeable and even gave me a ride to the rental car place. Problem is, he's wayyyy too expensive (and not a tranny specialist). $3300 ($2200 for the tranny plus $700 for labor plus taxes, etc.)

I will be driving back down to Telluride hopefully this weekend to pick it up, just need to find a truck to use to tow it. Don't think our TJ can handle it! Can anyone recommend a transmission shop/ place to source a transmission anywhere on the route between Fort Collins and Telluride?

Preferably I would like to tow it to either the Springs, Denver or Fort Collins since that's where I will be living (Fort Collins now but moving to the Springs this week) but if there is some awesome shop in like Montrose or Gunnison or Salida or something, I'd take it there too. Just looking for input. Thanks friends!!

Hope you get it going man. I wish I knew of somewhere to send you, but I dont. Why are you leaving FOCO?

brianestep 05-30-2013 07:55 PM

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Originally Posted by STRRAYNGE (Post 15493217)
Hope you get it going man. I wish I knew of somewhere to send you, but I dont. Why are you leaving FOCO?

No problem John! I got a job in the Springs... you know how that goes!

RockMonster 06-01-2013 01:04 AM

My ax-15 just lost first (pops out) and it grinds (gear noise) in fifth so any feedback on tranny shops would be great. I plan on removing the sucker to take in and I really don't want to have to take it out a 2nd or 3rd time because of problems 1k miles down the road.

brianestep 06-04-2013 06:55 PM

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Originally Posted by RockMonster (Post 15505683)
My ax-15 just lost first (pops out) and it grinds (gear noise) in fifth so any feedback on tranny shops would be great. I plan on removing the sucker to take in and I really don't want to have to take it out a 2nd or 3rd time because of problems 1k miles down the road.

I am likely taking it to High Plains in Castle Rock. I hear good things about Precision Standard in the Springs for manuals


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