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I HATE AUTOMATICS!!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 84_Chevy_K10, Nov 19, 2004.

  1. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    My 3,000 mile TH 400 just took a [censored] in my tow rig. I swore that if I had to pull it out again, to the trash pile it's going.

    I sure hope I get to go to badlands this weekend after all of this. /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
     
  2. mountainexplorer

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    I'm sure a good 'ole 2wd SM465 isn't that hard to come by. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Everything I own that I'm keeping is a manual (with 1 exception), and if it was an automatic when I got it, it's a manual now.
     
  3. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Auto's are the 'debbil'...

    Sorry to hear it dude. /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif Kinda surprising for a TH400 to pack it in that quickly though. Who built it and why haven't you taken it back to them yet?

    rene
     
  4. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Some guy locally built it...I have taken it back to him a few times. This time I'm sure a hard part blew up inside of it. It still has reverse, no forward gears (or it creeps) and it's making a lot of noise/vibration. I haven't ever seen an auto fail like this. /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif

    I've seen them with no forward/still having reverse but I've never felt vibration like this before.

    As to why I haven't taken it back to him, I'm not taking it back to him or anyone......it's either coming out or the whole truck is getting scrapped.
     
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    I call them slipoamtics. I have one and hate the dam thing. /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif I have a sm 465 I'm getting ready to put in. /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
     
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    Sounds more like the guy building them has no idea what he is doing to me.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Sounds more like the guy building them has no idea what he is doing to me.

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    +1
     
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    That sucks ass man. My th400 in my 90 burb is still doin fine after 205k No trouble shifting so sliping it just works perfect. luck of the draw i guess /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Sounds more like the guy building them has no idea what he is doing to me.

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    +2

    TH400 is about the toughest auto you can find. I have abused a few in my career, and am surprised what they can take.
     
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    That sucks ass man. My th400 in my 90 burb is still doin fine after 205k No trouble shifting so sliping it just works perfect. luck of the draw i guess /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

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    same here.
     
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    Sounds like its time to Upgrade to a 700R4.
     
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    /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif I had to steal that for a sig.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
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    Sounds more like the guy building them has no idea what he is doing to me.

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    +2

    TH400 is about the toughest auto you can find. I have abused a few in my career, and am surprised what they can take.

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    +3, Never had a problem with a properly built TH400.
     
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    Sounds like its time to Upgrade to a 700R4.

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    Dang it!!!! I was scrolling down this thread thinking that. /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif

    Everyone makes a big deal to junk a 700 for a 400. I had a 400 fail in my C30 on me, I'm not really impressed with them myself. I love autos, I have a th700R4 in my K5 and a 47RE in my dodge and both work great. My work pickup is a '98 C30 dually with an NV4500 and I get tired of shifting in town.
     
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    wow 3000 miles on a th400, sounds like someone doesn't know what they are doing.


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    Bad install maybe /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    Sorry guys I took the pan off for better ground clearance. /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
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    Should we just go ahead and break this down to the "Sticks suck, Autos Rule" "Autos suck, Sticks rule" posts?

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    "Sticks suck, Autos Rule"

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    Thats my opinion

    Sounds like a bad build, coolers not cleaned out good. I would have to say 3000 miles and boom equals something wrong besides it't an auto.
     

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