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Rec'd a call from the service guy. They have my tranny pulled and dissected. They are to make a repair or replace determination tomorrow.

When I asked if it is a warranty issue, he stated "Yes, most likely."

I asked what caused it. "We're not exactly sure yet."

Ah, Mr. Goodwrench.

So...all I really got for sure out of the conversation is that something is obviously very wrong, and that it's going to be quite a few more days.
 

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Groucho said:
So...all I really got for sure out of the conversation is that something is obviously very wrong, and that it's going to be quite a few more days.
Now is the conclusion that "something is obviously very wrong" based on your training as an engineer, on the specific training Mr. Goodwrench got so he could be Mr. Goodwrench, or just a hunch?

I think it is a combination of the first two, and has nothing to do with hunches. :party:

I think the "few more days" is just a hunch and wishful thinking because a few usually is under say five or six. what was the movie where the bad gringo asked "what is a plethora" . exactly what is a few. I think it is more than a couple, but less than a dozen. :rofl:
 

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Now is the conclusion that "something is obviously very wrong" based on your training as an engineer, on the specific training Mr. Goodwrench got so he could be Mr. Goodwrench, or just a hunch?

I think it is a combination of the first two, and has nothing to do with hunches. :party:

I think the "few more days" is just a hunch and wishful thinking because a few usually is under say five or six. what was the movie where the bad gringo asked "what is a plethora" . exactly what is a few. I think it is more than a couple, but less than a dozen. :rofl:
Hmmm....I know I remember that quote. For some reason Chevy Chase comes to mind, maybe Three Amigos or Vacation??
 

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Now is the conclusion that "something is obviously very wrong" based on your training as an engineer, on the specific training Mr. Goodwrench got so he could be Mr. Goodwrench, or just a hunch?
My conclusion is based on the fact that Mr. Goodwrench has twice pegged my BS detector....and it's clear that they haven't a clue WTF happened yet. I'm betting on bearing failure...but I wanna know why. You guys should care as well, because my Holden is one of the highest-mileage ones here in the US......I don't post this stuff for sympathy, I post it to share information with The Brotherhood of the Goat.

It's also based on hope...which is admittedly a stupid thing to base anything on. Driving this POS Pontiac Vibe buzzbox loaner to work every day is really getting old. It may be a well built little crappy car, but the fact remains that it has one-third the HP of my car and is quite possibly the most boring vehicle I have ever driven. Boredom is bad whem you spend four hours a day in your car.

On the plus side, I'm going to have them replace the clutch while they have the tranny pulled. Also, it looks like this incident has allowed me to clear the decks with wifey for my buying a Triumph Trophy motorcycle later this year... :cool
 

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OK...just got off the phone with the dealer.

They are warranting this problem and replacing the entire transmission. This is a good thing, as this is a $3000+ part.

:party:

Failure mode appears to be the tail bearing going out first, which precipitated much nastiness & chaos therein. I communicated my concern about a unabused transmission going buh-bye at only 31,000 miles, and asked if they could fill the housing with synthetic fluid. However, they will not put anything but GM-approved fluid back in the transmission...and as far as I can tell only the Redline Dextron II synthetic has the GM approval number...not the Dextron III replacement. Looks like I'll have to make the switcheroo on my own.

They are delivering the car back to me with the B&M shifter installed on the housing. They should have the new transmission Tuesday.
 

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Yes, I am happy for you too. I only hope you had a defective transmission and there isnt some design flaw.
That's what I'm a hopin'.

A good dose of synthetic can only help.

I'm also getting a pair of the Aeroforce Interceptor gauges on a center pod:



They read the data stream right from the OBD II port...that way I can monitor most of the general parameters...
 

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VIBE Mods

Groucho:

I am so glad this has been resolved in your favor....I was afraid this would have turned into a thread about Mods to your Vibe loaner!!!
 

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31k on an adult driven car with tons of highway miles.

I hope it is an isolated instance. i will have 25k on my car when the lease and warranty expire. makes me think twice about buying it at the end.

weighing the purchase of a used acura mdx against the lease of a new buick rendezvous ultra. scary thing is the acura is winning. autoshow in motion should not have had me compare the 40k acura to the 30k buick when i asked to try the 40k buick and the bonehead kid sait that car was a static display.
 

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Glad the farce was with you, I am. :D

Who wrote "adult driven" ? :willy:

I know you bang the gears like the rest of us... Now stop droppin that clutch at six grand, ya hear :rofl:
 

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OK...just got off the phone with the dealer.

They are warranting this problem and replacing the entire transmission. This is a good thing, as this is a $3000+ part.

:party:

Failure mode appears to be the tail bearing going out first, which precipitated much nastiness & chaos therein. I communicated my concern about a unabused transmission going buh-bye at only 31,000 miles, and asked if they could fill the housing with synthetic fluid. However, they will not put anything but GM-approved fluid back in the transmission...and as far as I can tell only the Redline Dextron II synthetic has the GM approval number...not the Dextron III replacement. Looks like I'll have to make the switcheroo on my own.

They are delivering the car back to me with the B&M shifter installed on the housing. They should have the new transmission Tuesday.
Synchromesh transmission fluid is designed for certain manual transaxles and transmission used by General Motors and Chrysler corporations. It provides excellent oxidation stability, low temperature performance, excellent synchronizer performance and superior compatibility with yellow metals such as bronze, brass and copper components found in manual transaxles and transmissions. Synchromesh fluid is specifically formulated for transmissions used by General Motors and may be identified by GM part No. 12345349.
 

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Groucho, could you possibly send me a private message about your transmission replacement.

I'm getting very angry about by transmission problems and I really can't stand waiting any longer. I've been having some peaceful yet forceful conversations with GM Service about the problem.

Thing is no one is telling me when I will get my car back.

Thank you,

Dustin
 
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