Cadillac STS Forum - 2005 through 2012 Discussion, Ill 5L50E update in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; I put the new valve body in this weekend...no significant change. I can say the 1-2-3 shifts are firmer, but ...
I put the new valve body in this weekend...no significant change. I can say the 1-2-3 shifts are firmer, but 4-5 is hosed, and 4 is now starting to slip.
I'm going by a trans shop on the way home to have them diagnose, but I'm also considering a junkyard trans, $500 out of a supposedly 53K mile car, but I'd have to have someone install it. I don't think I can physically do that, anymore. My right arm isn't 100% and I feel about 40 years older than I am due to doing a hobby very, very wrong one time.
Still, $1K is better than $3K.
Adding insult to injury, I'm likely getting madtuner's new ECM/TCM file, today, but I'm limited in how much I can enjoy it.
People are telling me to sell it, but that's tough to do when you just put $2K into it for tires/struts and there's not a thing wrong with it, otherwise.
I can only imagine the computer nightmare that may cause. Don't get me wrong, I entertained the idea for about 90 seconds earlier today.
Those are 2007- machines, right?
As it stands, the $500 53K mile tranny, if I go with a one year parts/labor (they'll pay $50/hr to whoever I have working on it) warranty on it for $125, with tax, about $680.
Found a place pretty close to the house who said $800 (well, like $771.83, or something like that), to swap them out...all my parts (fluid, everything, totally fair). The junkyard wants the core for $75, but the valve body is worth three times that on ebay...pass. The yard will also send said trans to the shop here in Fort Worth.
Yeah, but driving style accounts for a HUGE portion of MPG's.
I consistently manage about 20.5, though not the past few weeks, where it's been mid-teens. Using 4th as top gear will do that, and I shudder to see what the next tank will be, using 3rd much more often.