I am not sure that that jerking is the trans, but if after everything you find out the trans is the problem then you have a desicion to make. After talking to several gear heads I found that many believe that changing the trans filter and fluid is only good for preventitive maintenance. Some say that if a transmission is going out that changing the filter and fluid will not help and it may make matters worse. I was told that if you have chips of metal floating around and you drain the fluid and change the filter then those chips will go eleswhere and get into more places. I have personaly seen changing that fluid and filter sovle the problem and I have seen changing those things do nothing and tha trans go completely out after. If you do have trans problems then you may want to try the filter, or do one of two other things. 1 drive it till it quites, it may last a year, but could also go out at a bad time. 2 have it rebuilt ASAP. The sooner it is rebuilt the cheaper it MAY be. A basic rebuild is around $1,400 with or without the torque converter which runs around $300. But if you continue to drive it that may cause pumps and bands to go out shooting the price up. If you have to have a total rebuild it may be over $2,000 easy. Just do everything you can to that engine. Your problem really does sound like fuel, maybe pump, filter or relay. Wait. You said 4 whell drive? May trans estimates are way off. Add a few hundred to each price. AMCO will give you good estimates and you can take those to a few places to get the best price and warrenty. If you take good care of your engine you can see it to 200k miles, if you take great care of tht v8 you will see more.
Wednesday, September 17th, 2008 AT 6:59 PM