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Old 08-26-2004, 10:58 AM
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Trans-X Success <not diesel MBZ>

In the past, there's been mixed discussion on this board regarding the efficacy of the Trans-X™ transmission rehab product. So, I thought that it would be good to provide a "real-life" Trans-X experience. I understand that there's no scientific proof that Trans-X soved the following problem, I'm just telling what happened. Oh, and I have no financial stake in Trans-X either.

3 weeks ago, my dear 'ol Ma's 1990 Chrylser Caravan (89,000mi) quit shifting. No forward, reverse...no nothing. Sitting at idle, the torque converter wouldn't load-up when putting the car into forward or reverse. She reported that, just prior to the failure it had been making a 'clunk' when shifting into high gear and, on a couple of separate occasions, didn't engage reverse when it was selected.

Checking the fluid level showed clean (not burnt) fluid at the correct level in the tranny. All linkages were present and accounted for and were moving the external shift arm.

I had the vehicle towed to my shop and I removed about 1/2 pint of transmission fluid replacing it with 1/2 pint of Trans-X (from directions on the Trans-X). I then started the engine and let it idle in park for several minutes. Next I slowly shifted from park to drive and then to reverse and back to drive for maybe 8-10 cycles. On the 4th or 5th shift, the converter began to load a little and by the 10th shift cycle it was fully engaged and the transmission was capable of moving the vehicle in both forward and reverse.

I drove the van on short trips (never further than I was willing to walk ) eventually clocking about 100 miles at which point I drained all the transmission fluid, dropped the pan and replaced the filter and fluid. The pan had what appeared to be fairly normal guck for a 90,000 mile vehicle and the filter was not blocked.

It has now logged about 200 miles and is working, apparently, just fine.

I'm still not sure that I would expect Trans-X to function as a cure all but, it might just help you get home from an "on the road" tranny failure.
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Old 08-26-2004, 01:07 PM
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Trans-X did slow down a major leak on my transmission, but now it is slipping on the 2-3 shift. I don't know if the trans-x caused this but it was the only change, new fluid was in their for a few hundred miles with no flare before I put the trans-x in.
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Old 08-26-2004, 09:41 PM
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Thanks for "reality posting"

Thanks Rleo for a real life testimony on what some might think is snake oil. Obviously what works for one will not work for all but I'm sure "Mom" was glad it worked on the van.
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