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Old 10-11-2006, 08:51 AM
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Cheap tranny fix?

Anybody ever try anything like this?
Supposedly cleans the reverse valve body passage in a Saturn. Can't see any reason it wouldn't work in any car.

http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-23670.html

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Old 10-11-2006, 09:20 AM
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we have diesels, not saturns, we would knock down the wall, better back your benz up to a unimog.
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Old 10-11-2006, 10:24 AM
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we have diesels, not saturns, we would knock down the wall, better back your benz up to a unimog.
You have a saturn. Should try this maybe the radio will work
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Old 10-11-2006, 10:35 AM
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Best fix for a bad Saturn is to back in into a locomotive.
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Old 10-11-2006, 12:01 PM
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Rudolphrocks,
If you can get your 240 through a brick wall, could you please come do a tuneup on my 300??
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Old 10-11-2006, 01:11 PM
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Best thing for the tranny is to keep the fluid and filter changed regularly. I never understood why people think all you have to do is flush the tranny and not replace the filter.
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Old 10-11-2006, 02:35 PM
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i must say that this is a quite bold procedure... Far from sure i would like to try something as drastic on my babies.
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Old 10-11-2006, 10:52 PM
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FYI - Newer transmissions may use a different clutch & seal material inside of them than what is used in an MB trans... You could get into a situation where chemical 'treatments/flushes' that are okay on a Saturn trans may do harm to older MB trans internal clutches, seals, etc...

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I ditto the comment by rrgrassi - Drivers that don't perform regular trans fluid & filter changes, then have a trans drivability issue & think, "Gee, maybe a trans service will solve the problem?", have already done damage to the trans & are trying to band-aid the issue to CTA -

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Old 10-11-2006, 11:45 PM
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I don't know about the stuff listed above, but I have tried a product called Seafoam before, and it is pretty much a miracle in a can. I had an old caravan that would not go into gear unless you gunned it, then quickly let up on the gas pedal. Well, it came time to get rid of it and I was going to take it to the dealer auction because surely nobody would test drive it and buy it. But one of the dealers told me to put a can of this stuff in, and instantly that thing shifted like it was brand new! Now I don't know that it would work the same in an old MB, but if you buy one that you are about ready to have a tranny rebuild done, why not give it a try? It may get you a few extra thousand miles
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Old 10-28-2006, 12:37 AM
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Seafoam

I have a 2001 Dodge truck with a 360 gasser and AT. It developed what turns out to be a typical problem with that transmission. At highway speeds and going up inclines it pulses (I should say pulsed, it is all better now) in and out of overdrive. That causes lots of problems in the long run. Turns out it is just a gunked up screen on the overdrive solenoid, or something like that. If you catch it early enough the can of seafoam cleans it right up. If you wait a little bit then it is $200 + labor for new overdrive solenoids. If you wait even longer it will cost you a transmission rebuild. I caught it early. $5 and the problem faded away over the next 1000 miles. It has been 10,000+ now and the problem has not reared it's ugly head again. A couple more thousand miles and I will be ready for my 60,000 miles transmission flush, filter, & fluid.

Seafoam transmission tune is a solid product. The injector cleaner works well also.

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