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This is a discussion on Help! Transmission issues within the Automatic Transmission forums, part of the Drivetrain category; ok so I had my transmission rebuilt because I blew the planetary gears.....for the first 2 weeks it ran great ...

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    ok so I had my transmission rebuilt because I blew the planetary gears.....for the first 2 weeks it ran great power transfer was great shifting was nice and firm and solid......here what it is doing now.....

    -the rear seal is leaking,
    -when i shift from P to R or D it sometimes clunks pretty loud, its a metal on metal clunk. does it more often then not.
    -2nd gear clunks into gear, its not a firm solid shift anymore, tends to not do it when i am moderatly on the gas but if I accel slowly it does it. It will also clunk into second if I coast from a stop sign etc into second and especailly does it if I am going up or down hill. Does it the worst when I am slowly accelerating going downhill. I can only describe the clunk as a harsh metal clunk, almost a grind but not quite, like the trans is stumbling over itself.
    -it doesnt engage immediately like it did b/f I had it rebuilt or like it did the first 2 weeks after the rebuild. If i am going say 35mph and a get on it hard it hesitates for a split second, makes a slight clunk(much quieter than the other clunks) and then takes off. doesnt do this at higher speeds.

    I wanted to run this by you guys to get input before I take the car back to the shop on Monday. These guys have been really cool and real with me but honestly I am pissed off. After paying what I did, the thing should be perfect. I GREATLY appreciate your time and input.

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    anyone??

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    I have the same issue right now. Waiting on a new tranny. Sounds like they missed something in the rebuild

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    Quote Originally Posted by TransAm11973 View Post
    ok so I had my transmission rebuilt because I blew the planetary gears.....for the first 2 weeks it ran great power transfer was great shifting was nice and firm and solid......here what it is doing now.....

    -the rear seal is leaking,
    -when i shift from P to R or D it sometimes clunks pretty loud, its a metal on metal clunk. does it more often then not.
    -2nd gear clunks into gear, its not a firm solid shift anymore, tends to not do it when i am moderatly on the gas but if I accel slowly it does it. It will also clunk into second if I coast from a stop sign etc into second and especailly does it if I am going up or down hill. Does it the worst when I am slowly accelerating going downhill. I can only describe the clunk as a harsh metal clunk, almost a grind but not quite, like the trans is stumbling over itself.
    -it doesnt engage immediately like it did b/f I had it rebuilt or like it did the first 2 weeks after the rebuild. If i am going say 35mph and a get on it hard it hesitates for a split second, makes a slight clunk(much quieter than the other clunks) and then takes off. doesnt do this at higher speeds.

    I wanted to run this by you guys to get input before I take the car back to the shop on Monday. These guys have been really cool and real with me but honestly I am pissed off. After paying what I did, the thing should be perfect. I GREATLY appreciate your time and input.
    Whiile its possible ts a trans issue I would certainly look at the trans mount, engine mounts and torque arm

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    no the clunking is internal, i have upgraded all the mounts to poly myself

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    the problem is no doubt an internal problem, dont you have any experience with people with these same types of issues?

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    with only a description and no first hand observation its difficult to make a determination of what it is your hearing, I do know that transmission rarely make clunking noises that you can hear externally as anything more than a hollow sounding clack through the aluminum case. Now you mght check your converter bolts an flex plate anything possible however
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    +1 for a cracked flywheel or loose bolt(s)

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    thats actually what i thought at first

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