The dealer want's more to replace the transmission than the vehicle is worth.
After shopping around I found a reputable rebuilt shop with a 3 year unlimited mile warranty for $1,260.00 plus $175. For shipping. My mechanic will install it for $400.00.
The problem at this point now is that the vehicle was built in 6/95, I don't know why they did not have the day in this date code, and if built in 6/5/95 it would be a different transmission than 6/6/95, as I have been told. Other mechanics have told me that this is not so, that it is one and the same if the engine is the 3.8 ltr. Which it is.
Perhaps the transmission may be the same but how about the computer that controls the trany, does that matter, from one date to the next? Another mechanic said that the A604 (41 TE) was the standard trany for these vehicles for quite a few years 1990 to 2000 aproximately. This would cover my 96 if he is correct. But many insist that the above dates makes all the differance in the world. They are not the same.
Now I am really confused. I would like to change the trainy only if I am assured that it is correct and the computer is compatible. Does the vin. # Help to resolve this issue? 1B4GP54L97TB154031.
Has anyone else had this problem with their 96 Grand Caravan 3.8 ltr. 4 speed auto transmission?
Thursday, May 15th, 2008 AT 7:38 PM