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Seriously, please help me - clueless stay at home mom.


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mtak
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Sep 17, 2014, 2:39 PM

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Took in my 98 Kia Sephia because the O/D OFF light was blinking and Check Engine light was on. Mechanic got in there and said it was a tranny problem. Tranny guy took off the pan and stopped because the magnets were absolutely covered in shavings (he sent a picture, they are.) He's recommending a total rebuild.

A trans rebuild is not financially an option for me at this point, plus it would run me about $2K which is what I paid for the car anyway. So -

is there anything short of a total rebuild that I can do?
and how dangerous would it be to keep driving around with the trans in such bad shape?

Thanks. And please go easy on me, I know literally almost nothing about cars.

(This post was edited by mtak on Sep 17, 2014, 3:15 PM)


Hammer Time
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Sep 17, 2014, 3:31 PM

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No, there is nothing you can do with that tranny. You can either rebuild that one of biuy a good used one but that can be a gamble.



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gsferraro
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Oct 11, 2014, 2:41 PM

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If your o/d off lite was flashing what was the code? What did you feel right before the lite started to flash?


Discretesignals
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Oct 11, 2014, 4:57 PM

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Can you post the pic of what the mechanic sent you?

Welcome to the forum gsferraro Smile Finally someone who specializes in transmission pops in. Glad to have someone like you in here.





Since we volunteer our time and knowledge, we ask for you to please follow up when a problem is resolved.

(This post was edited by Discretesignals on Oct 11, 2014, 5:02 PM)


gsferraro
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Oct 11, 2014, 7:12 PM

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Thanks for the kind words, anything i can d to help be glad too. Im on a few other forums, but i will pop in here often as i can.


(This post was edited by gsferraro on Oct 11, 2014, 7:13 PM)






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