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    Default '95 Cutlass Ciera Torque Converter and Trans

    I love my Olds, she's been pretty good to me. However, she has some serious play in the torque converter. I was wondering if at nearly 120,000 miles, would it be worth to simply replace the transmission in it's entirety? It would be around $1,000 for the trans, and I can do it myself. I would just hate to see her finally go. She's seen some abuse in her time, and has never failed me.



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    Quote Originally Posted by DeadlyOlds View Post
    I love my Olds, she's been pretty good to me. However, she has some serious play in the torque converter. I was wondering if at nearly 120,000 miles, would it be worth to simply replace the transmission in it's entirety? It would be around $1,000 for the trans, and I can do it myself. I would just hate to see her finally go. She's seen some abuse in her time, and has never failed me.
    Since you can do it I'd think it would be worth replacing. 120K isn't many miles for an A-body if the body is still in pretty good shape.

    Look around and you may be able to find a salvage tranny for much less than your $1k.
    1993 Olds Ciera S, 3300 - 106K - Sapphire blue leather interior

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    I would get a used one from a yard to get her on her feet for a while and then get the repair Manual for the 4t60-e and try and rebuild it to have a spare . Just keep in mind the tranny has to be from a 94-6 Buick century or olds Ciera after that the gearing is different for other cars that used it and can throw the tranny into limp mode . That’s what I am going to do when work isn’t so crazy . You can rebuild one get practice then if the yard one goes swap out and repeat . Throw a aftermarket tranny cooler on the yard one and keep the fluid changed I almost had my hands on a 95 cream puff century with 60k on it for a tranny but it hit something under the car since the oil pan was cracked and tranny pan was cracked and the cradle was bent upwards . Front seats weren’t sat in and neither was the back seats it’s a shame really thanks hope it helps Keith

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    Century 94-95 a.t.; 4t60e

    ciera 94-95 a.t.; 4t60e
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    I recommend a ProKing GM42CW converter. Advertised 1800-2200 stall. I've been using one for four years. I really like it. It works well for what I do, which is commuting, the random road trip, and towing/hauling. It towed a 5x8 Uhaul trailer 1200 miles and was locked up tight the entire time at 60 mph in third.
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