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Failed GM tranny in 99 T6

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Old 05-18-2009, 05:00 PM
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Question Failed GM tranny in 99 T6

I've had a 99 S80 T6 for a couple years now. The car has about 130k miles on it and last month the transmission gave out. And by gave out, I mean none of the gears engaged. Volvo wanted $4500 to put in a rebuilt tranny so I took the car to a tranny shop recommended to me by a local Swedish car specialist.

It turns out a $20 thrust bearing exploded taking out a lot of parts necessitating a complete overhaul. On a good note, it looks like the 4th gear clutch hub was about to fail anyway (splines nearly worn out).

So about $2700 later, the car is back together and in automatic mode it shifts and works just like it should. When you change over to the manual mode and try to shift it into 4th gear, it totally craps itself.

First, it would indicate a 4th gear shift on the dash, but stay in 3rd gear. Later, this developed into a full blow catastrophe where shifting into 4th would cause the car to go into limp home mode by staying in 3rd gear at all times and throwing two engine codes. One was P1618 and the second is something about solenoid A.

I, of course, promptly took the car back to the tranny shop and they are looking into the problem right now. They checked the solenoid in question for proper electrical readings and it checked out fine.

I'm thinking they either hooked something up wrong, or this issue is a coincidence.

Any thoughts? I hate to say this, but I need to sell the car real soon as we're in the process of buying a house and it's one more car than we need right now.

(Incidentally, if anyone lives in the Southern California area and is looking for a good deal on a Black S80 T6, send me an email.)

Thanks,

Adrian
 
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