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Ked
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posted 08-04-2002 11:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ked   Click Here to Email Ked     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
AaaaaRrrrrRrrGgggggHHHHhhhh!!

Woe is me!!!

Any advise you guys could give, would be great, btw....

O.K., so I had to meet Mom today to switch off the kids (a whole week with no youngins!!! and NO that is not my woe!!).


About 30 miles from home, The Queen started "slipping". When I put her in low gear, she did o.k., but in regular D she will not go into third gear....I drove her just about the whole way in low gear I know that has to be bad........

I stopped at the first auto parts store and checked the tranny fluid. It was fine, but I purchased a quart of it anyway.....the lady at the auto parts store mentioned something about the "modulator"....

Running in the low gear caused her to run a bit hot....

Nonetheless, I got back to Fayetteville and just took her directly to the Transmission shop that did the work on her last year.....

So, I get home and needed to give my girlfriend a ride home.

We decided to go to a movie.

Well, I knew old reliable SheStang would run fine.......

Just won't pass a safety inspection right now.....

No horn

No windshield wiper on the drivers side

and when we left the movie and I cut on the headlights.....

I got me a "PoPeYe"....no headlight on the drivers side either........

Minor stuff on her, all that can be taken care of tomorrow....but still

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Ked
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posted 08-04-2002 11:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ked   Click Here to Email Ked     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
~and I won't even mention the Escalade that almost ran me off the road while I was taking my friend home~

I think I'll just go to bed now!

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68F100
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posted 08-05-2002 12:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry to hear about the woes Kedra. And I don't really have any advice cuz I know jack about transmissions. I will send some good karma your way though.

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fordnmerc
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posted 08-05-2002 01:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordnmerc   Click Here to Email fordnmerc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have been doing tranny filter-gasket-fluid changes in both of mine and in the Merc that my mother has now. Don't know if that would help ya. It would be nice if it would. Hope it's nothing major, Ked.

About all I can do is commiserate with ya, about life's troubles. The old saying is that "Every day above ground is a good day."

Well, I have been 'underground' for two days now, digging up my well. The ol' pick and shovel work, in the 90 degree heat we have been enjoying. Fun, fun, fun!

In the past decade, we have had a couple of minor earthquakes and evidently the well has partially caved in, somewhere 68 feet underground. Glad I don't have to dig that far! Our water pump has been sucking some grey clay and little tiny stones for about nine years now. But just in the past week or two it has become much worse. Knocked out our washing machine and I think the pump itself and the hot water heater are next. My father is 83 and very cantankerous and still didn't want to do anything about it. I had to disregard that and just start digging. I won a 2 year old washer on eBay for 50 bucks (and a 4 MONTH old dryer for 85---our dryer is 29 years old and just fine right now, but could fail anytime, at that age) and I was not about to hook it up and ruin it right away, from all that clay. He wanted to hit me in the head with a metal flashlight, he threatened to draw all his money out of the bank and leave, and he even called the Sheriff's Department when I started digging. (They said they would come out, but they never showed up.) But he has since cooled off and finally realized that something MUST be done. The pipe was lowered about 40 years ago, in a dry year, when the water table was low. I am going to try to raise it, to see if I can get it out of the clay and muck from the cave-in.

So, I have been digging, fighting heat, deer flies, a sometimes irrational father, my calluses have blisters, I have cuts and scrapes from the rocks in the sides of the trench, sweat and grime and body odor like crazy, sore muscles, my 20-plus year bad case of acne is in its active mode again so that my forehead makes me look a bit like a leper, and I have a nose and mouth full of grit. I probably look like one of those freaks from the movie C.H.U.D!!

I recall the final lines of Stephen King's novel 'Pet Sematary':

Rachel's voice was grating, full of dirt.

"Darling" it said.

Well, this ain't a pet cemetery. Although, I did find half of a horse shoe. That may not hold any luck, but so far my back is doing just fine, so I will keep on grinning.

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David

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68F100
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posted 08-05-2002 01:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Holy crap David...I've never been so happy to drink Mississippi River water.

And what the heck are deer flies? I've heard of horse flies. Last night I went fishing and there were some flies the size of my thumb. And I have some big a$$ hands. And you know what that means...
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Mustang Tally
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posted 08-05-2002 08:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mustang Tally   Click Here to Email Mustang Tally     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hang on, Baby Grrl!

You've GOT that wonderful JOB...you would just be spoiled if everything else "ran" smoothly!!

Doesn't that make sense? I hope by now they have told you it's not too bad...

I HATE the following items on "trouble with" list:

Cars, air conditioners, refrigerators, furnaces,lawn mowers, MEN.

Because they are all complicated and I CAN fix only ONE of them!!!

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Ked
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posted 08-05-2002 08:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ked   Click Here to Email Ked     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
~oh, it's major alright.... to the tune of about 2K goodbye new tires....goodbye any bodywork on the SheStang....goodbye any extras around here for awhile......

~I think I'll go have a good cry now~

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capri man
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posted 08-05-2002 08:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
2k for a transmision???

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Ked
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posted 08-05-2002 02:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ked   Click Here to Email Ked     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, almost, Mike....depends on if I go for a rebuilt or a remanufactured......anywhere from $1500 to $1900.....

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capri man
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posted 08-05-2002 03:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
maybe i am out of touch with the real world.
had wifes e0d built a couple of years ago for $900. just had my c-4 racing trans built for $250. www.godleytrans.com this guy knows his business.. maybe i am missing something but $1500-$2000 seems awful high to me. good luck

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Moneymaker
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posted 08-05-2002 03:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just what kind of a vehicle is "Queen"? Maybe I can help some.

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mustangs68
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posted 08-05-2002 05:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alex I belive that the SN95 vert she has.

Remember to change your tranny fluid and filter yearly...
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fordnmerc
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posted 08-05-2002 05:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordnmerc   Click Here to Email fordnmerc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Every time they show footage of bad storms, there are inevitably some cars that have been flattened down by falling trees. Seems like if it wasn't too bad, the tranny would survive just fine. There should be some Stangs around that would be able to donate a transmission and not cost an arm and a leg. Or am I way off base?

By the way, deer flies are like smaller versions of horse flies and seem to be much more numerous. We have some in this region with white spots on their wings and they pursue you from early morning to late evening, anytime you are outside. Extremely pesky!

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Fastymz
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posted 08-05-2002 05:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ked,I'm sorry to hear about your car.
I sure hope there's some one out there who can get you back on the road for less then $2000.

SCOOP

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70 Pony
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posted 08-05-2002 06:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70 Pony   Click Here to Email 70 Pony     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
KED...the auto trannys shift automatically through the vacuum modulator...it's on the tranny and looks like the vacuum gizmo on your distributor...some are adjustable..
There will (naturally) be a vacuum hose connected to it...I once had a similar problem...crawled under...pulled the hose...shot some brake clean in there and Q tipped it clean...and I had good shifts...
Haven't read all the replies...did anybody explain this VACUUM MODULATOR DEAL TO YOU ??
Try shifting the car manually 1st 2nd 3rd...and see if it goes into 3rd gear manually...
Hopefully it could be an EZ cheap fix...the modulators new are cheap..
Good Luck

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 08-05-2002 06:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ked's transmission is an electronic overdrive, so it doesn't have a modulator.

Ked, $2k is waaaaaaaayyyyyy too much for a transmission. Those are what we used to call 'rape rates.'

Did he tell you specifically what was wrong with it?

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capri man
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posted 08-05-2002 08:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
what kind of shop are you talking to? is it a ford dealership or a chain (ammco etc) or a private owned garsge?

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Ked
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posted 08-05-2002 09:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ked   Click Here to Email Ked     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Privately owned garage. But, it's one of three that I took her to late year when I was having that "shimmy" problem.....

The first one, wanted to replace the transmission....

The second one, couldn't figure out the problem....

This one...changed the tranny fluid and filter and took care of the problem...

Yeah...that is way to much....but thank goodness for baby brother's!

I believe one of my family members (Mom) put a bit of a bee in his ear and he called me (David never calls outta the blue!) and he told me if I'd call my Dad to come get the car, then he would do the work for me......

I spoke with my Dad and he's gonna get back with me this evening.....

I'm feeling much better now.

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posted 08-05-2002 09:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ked family is good,family that work on cars is best.
Glad to hear you got some help.

SCOOP

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Ken&Shell
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posted 08-06-2002 12:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken&Shell   Click Here to Email Ken&Shell     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ked, Sorry to hear about your transmission. I had a problem with the one on my 94 T-bird. Had it replaced 3 times, All on the extended warranty I bought so I was just out the Deductible.. I had my work done at the Dealership and their sls work had it right in the neighborhood of $2k. I told the foreman that hubby would drive her thru the showroom window if it wasnt fixed correctly this time.. I think he thought I was joking, but Ken was not joking..

And there is Nothing better than Baby Brothers to do a little work on your vehicle. That boy is in high demand.. He still has your car, too, doesnt he Tally?

Hope it doesnt take too long to get things back together Ked.

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SuzyQ
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posted 08-06-2002 04:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SuzyQ   Click Here to Email SuzyQ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry to hear Queeny's in trouble. Thank God for family!

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Ked
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posted 08-07-2002 09:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ked   Click Here to Email Ked     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dad picked her up today......after he purchased new tires for his trailer....then delivered her safely to my brothers......do ya'll feel the love??????

I had not seen the retired widow that lives next door to me in order to give her a heads-up about these goings on....My step-Mom told me that she walked over to see what's was up....Good to have neighbors who look out for you!

Guess I'm forced to get SheStang in shape for her inspection.

Does this mean I can't have a road trip?????

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Dave Gibson
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posted 08-07-2002 10:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ked,
We are glad to hear that your family has come to the rescue! Nothing better than having back-up when you need it the most.

Dave & Terri

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Big D
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posted 08-09-2002 08:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
See Tally,,, She is SPOILED...

Sounds like you had better have a tranny shipped in from the west coast...

Don

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Mustang Tally
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posted 08-09-2002 09:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mustang Tally   Click Here to Email Mustang Tally     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Big D, you precious baby...I'd like to have YOU shipped in from the Nevada "coast"...

Baby brothers and Big Brothers are nice...David didn't hesitate one second when I asked him if he could help...He first told me to tell her not to do anything before he could check around (prices, etc.) and get back with her next a.m....then he called and told me he was having it brought up here to work on it...

My family is super...Thank GOD for them...they love one another and do good things...

Thank you, babies...!!

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Mustang Tally
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posted 08-09-2002 09:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mustang Tally   Click Here to Email Mustang Tally     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ken&Shell:

And there is Nothing better than Baby Brothers to do a little work on your vehicle. That boy is in high demand.. He still has your car, too, doesnt he Tally?

Shell


OH MY GOSH, Shell...I'd almost gotten over that!! Now, I'm back in the DUMPS!..

...and I promise not to buy a Chevy while I'm AT the DUMP!!

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Ked
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posted 08-10-2002 08:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ked   Click Here to Email Ked     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No fear, Folks.....she ain't gonna buy no Chebby at the dump!! She don't go to the dump ~ Now....a yard sale.....ummmmmmmm....we may have to keep our eyes on her there.....'specially if she finds one for a quarter!

BigD.....ship yerself right this way!!! You wouldn't have me any other way but spoilt....I can stand more spoiling, even...

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posted 08-11-2002 12:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken&Shell   Click Here to Email Ken&Shell     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Mustang Tally:
OH MY GOSH, Shell...I'd almost gotten over that!! Now, I'm back in the DUMPS!..

I'm sorry bout that.. Didnt mean to bring ya down. Shall I make amends by bringing you by a new pool boy??

Shell

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fordnmerc
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posted 08-11-2002 04:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordnmerc   Click Here to Email fordnmerc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Tally, get your 25 cent piece ready!:

http://community2.webshots.com/photo/45541668/45542069nCapOo

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David

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