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Old 10-21-2003, 12:23 PM
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I think the reliability issue is really a compatability issue with the newer engines (V6) in 1997. A few posts recently discussed that as well. They are both good transmissions and engines. The 1997 problem was fixed and is also mentioned here somewhere.
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