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Thread: Rough shifting
08-01-2012, 03:40 PM #1
My transmission has been showing signs that its getting worn out by slipping every now and then, but this morning I drove it about 200 hundred yards and it was jerking me bad. I went back home cause I didn't want to get stranded somewhere. This afternoon I tried to drive it again and its like nothing happened. How can it be that bad and then be fine again?
08-06-2012, 10:44 PM #2
It ended up being water in the fuel but he suggested a transmission flush. He said it was about 200, is that a fair price?
08-07-2012, 12:21 AM #3
200 for a trans flush is high. about 89 dollars is standard rate at non dealer shops.
Water in fuel just add heet2010 Chevy Silverado Z71 ext cab.4x4
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08-07-2012, 12:29 PM #4
$90 is that including replacing the filter?
08-09-2012, 07:07 PM #5
When you do the maintenance, only about 4-6 quarts are drained (out of 12-18) when the pan is dropped. The filter is changed during the maintenance. Personally, I don't do transmission maintenance without a filter replacement. If that thing gets clogged, you're hosed no matter how much you change the fluid. It's there for a reason, and that reason is to keep particles out of the fluid and from between the clutches.
If he's doing a full transmission flush AND dropping the pan, I'd say $200 is about right. Make sure you get the new Dexron VI. It's outstanding.
If it's one or the other, $90-$140 is common for shops and quick-lube joints. The exception would be if you're taking it to a dealership. Hard to say how high they'll take the charges!2006 Vortec Max 1500
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