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cuteandcuddly
08-27-2010, 10:06 PM
We have a 2001 GMC Sierra and we need to get the transmission fixed. I need suggestions for someone reliable and not going to rip us off because as we all know transmissions are mega money..thanks in advance

Barry Morris
08-28-2010, 09:26 AM
Sault Transmission is my place.

Get a shift kit and high stall converter while you are there. I always have done that, and it always helps.

_daynzy
08-29-2010, 07:59 AM
Sault Transmission is my place.

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2nd that

MaO3
08-29-2010, 07:55 PM
Advanced Transmission.

CANDY_74
09-01-2010, 03:17 PM
I can't remember the name of the place but its on Wallace Terrace though, He helped us out 2yrs ago and didnt charge us an arm & a leg...lol..

fenderbass
09-01-2010, 06:39 PM
Quality Care transmissions....Go see Dave, best trans guy in town.

cuteandcuddly
09-01-2010, 10:45 PM
well we took it Sault Transmission and although the work was great and the guys were awesome it did cost us mega mega bucks...

Barry Morris
09-01-2010, 11:14 PM
Could anyone else REALLY have fixed it cheaper???

_daynzy
09-02-2010, 11:40 PM
trannies ain't cheap


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cutie22
09-11-2010, 08:30 AM
Sault Transmission is my place.

Get a shift kit and high stall converter while you are there. I always have done that, and it always helps.

WOW, I do not think you really understand what a high stall converter will do lol, but if you insist ...

Evil Monkey
09-11-2010, 11:55 AM
Quality Care transmissions....Go see Dave, best trans guy in town.

I second this! His prices can't be beat either.

Barry Morris
09-11-2010, 07:38 PM
WOW, I do not think you really understand what a high stall converter will do lol, but if you insist ...

Do you?? It helps with towing, allows the RPM of the engine to get up higher, in my case about 2000 instead of the stock 1200. The engine has a lot more pulling power at 2000 that at 1200, without a big hit in gas mileage.

Maybe you're thinking of much higher stall speeds for drag racing, obviously not appropriate in this case.

Jack Butler
09-12-2010, 02:43 PM
Interesting response...
I have a 5.3 with a 4L80 and 3:73's
At highway speeds the rpm is below 2000 up to about 70mph.
A 2000rpm stall in my case would do damage eventually from excessive heat from slippage caused by lack of pressure!
In 3rd gear I would have a chance, but I still think 2000 is too high for most applications depending on final gear rpm.
The shift kit is a must if you are already in there!

Barry Morris
09-12-2010, 04:32 PM
Interesting response...
I have a 5.3 with a 4L80 and 3:73's
At highway speeds the rpm is below 2000 up to about 70mph.
A 2000rpm stall in my case would do damage eventually from excessive heat from slippage caused by lack of pressure!
In 3rd gear I would have a chance, but I still think 2000 is too high for most applications depending on final gear rpm.
The shift kit is a must if you are already in there!

A cooler is a must. Sorry I forgot to mention that.

I'm pretty sure the additional heat is created by the action of the oil within the converter, as it "slips" somewhat more than a lower stall speed converter.

My cars have never had heating problems with this mod.

Jack Butler
09-12-2010, 11:04 PM
A cooler is a must. Sorry I forgot to mention that.

I'm pretty sure the additional heat is created by the action of the oil within the converter, as it "slips" somewhat more than a lower stall speed converter.

My cars have never had heating problems with this mod.

It may be that you made out OK, great!
All I'm saying is that you have to consider the rpm in final drive when choosing converters!
A cooler will always help the right application, but would only prolong the inevitable if it's slipping.

Ocean
09-13-2010, 06:58 PM
We have been looking for someone to fix the tranny in our SUV, so we booked an appointment with Dave at Quality Care Transmissions. Sounds like a good place to go.

Bluesky
09-16-2010, 07:56 AM
Is Dr PRNDL still in business? I noticed he is no longer where he used to be at the top of Pim and Bruce.

MaO3
09-16-2010, 09:29 AM
Yes, Bluesky - they have moved to Second Line. Sault Transmission, is between Peoples Road and Farwell Terrace on the right side heading west.

Barry Morris
09-16-2010, 09:53 AM
Is Dr PRNDL still in business? I noticed he is no longer where he used to be at the top of Pim and Bruce.

The good doctor has actually retired.

AND they just tore down his old shop.

Barry Morris
09-16-2010, 09:55 AM
It may be that you made out OK, great!
All I'm saying is that you have to consider the rpm in final drive when choosing converters!
A cooler will always help the right application, but would only prolong the inevitable if it's slipping.

Now wait a minute. Where do you think the slippage takes place?? And how much??

Barry Morris
09-16-2010, 10:05 AM
It may be that you made out OK, great!
All I'm saying is that you have to consider the rpm in final drive when choosing converters!
A cooler will always help the right application, but would only prolong the inevitable if it's slipping.

No slipping with a lockup. 1:1 ratio

More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torque_converter

Jack Butler
09-16-2010, 01:15 PM
If you have a final drive rpm of 1600 or 1800 and you have a 2000 rpm stall...you tell me!
A final drive rpm above 2000 would be required with a 2000rpm stall for your pressures to stay in the proper operating range.
Thanks for the link, although it doesn't talk about this loss of pressure at a low rpm.
Good luck with all that!

MaO3
09-16-2010, 01:15 PM
Sorry I didnt' mean to say that "the Doc" was there. Just that Sault Trans is.

Barry Morris
09-16-2010, 06:39 PM
If you have a final drive rpm of 1600 or 1800 and you have a 2000 rpm stall...you tell me!
A final drive rpm above 2000 would be required with a 2000rpm stall for your pressures to stay in the proper operating range.
Thanks for the link, although it doesn't talk about this loss of pressure at a low rpm.
Good luck with all that!

What kind of an engine has a top RPM of 1600 or 1800???

We aren't talking about final drive here, the torque converter is on the engine.

Jack Butler
09-16-2010, 09:15 PM
.....final drive rpm, not top rpm
At highway speeds 90kph, the rpm of my truck is 1600rpm in od. This what I mean by final drive rpm.
A 2000 stall converter would slip...it barely couples in the stock configuration.

Anapeg
09-17-2010, 03:55 PM
I have a 2000 stall in my Dodge 2500, 5.9, 24 valve diesel and it functions quite well. I move 26000 lbs with no slippage.

X-Man
09-22-2010, 06:13 AM
I can't remember the name of the place but its on Wallace Terrace though, He helped us out 2yrs ago and didnt charge us an arm & a leg...lol..



Biggest crook on the face of the earth. NEVER EVER take your vehicle there. I know countless people who have gotten burned by him. NOT KIDDING OR EXAGERATING.