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My EXT is DEAD

Discussion in 'The Graveyard' started by Mooseman, Nov 16, 2016.

  1. Mooseman

    Mooseman Moderator

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    Just as I'm heading to work, my wife calls me and tells me she was just leaving work and the truck's transmission is acting up. She says "Listen to this..." and puts it in reverse. Sounded like grinding gears. I get there and reverse is dead. Drive it in the parking lot and it's grinding all over the place and shifting weird. CEL is also on. Obviously the tranny is toast. I was able to drive it home while the wife followed me in the Saab. It would grind almost constantly and to shift from 1st to 2nd I had to almost floor it and it would only shift at 5500 RPM. Reverse was completely dead and the parking pawl also was gone so had to use the park brake. Pulled the Codes, one for a stuck shift solenoid (no shit!) and P0420. So I decided to scrap it. No way I'm replacing the cat again! :biggrin:

    I wasn't planning on this (we never do) and was really hoping it would last me this winter. At 301k Km, it just ain't worth the time or effort even though I have a spare tranny, but I'd have to pull it out of the donor truck too. Getting too close to winter. And this may be a reason for me to convince the wife that I should buy that Aero I just found and use my current 9-7x for winter.
    :goodevil:

    I rolled the dashcam while driving it home. I'll post a video of the carnage if the sound was good. Expect a for sale post soon for you vultures.

    I'll miss the ol' girl. She's the one that brought me into the GMT360/370 scene :cry:
     
  2. xavierny25

    xavierny25 Platinum Supporter

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    Damn that sucks man. Sorry for your loss..... :quiverlips:

    I see another saab in your future.:celebrate:

    Now get to chewing the wife's ear off about how good of a deal that saab is and at just the right time. It's your destiny :Rumour:
     
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  3. Sparky

    Sparky Moderator

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    Another poor 02 bites the dust. Dang.
     
  4. northcreek

    northcreek Well-Known Member

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    This could end up being a good Saab story eh? :wink:
     
  5. Bow_Tied

    Bow_Tied Well-Known Member

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    Sorry for the luck, I sure can relate to trans troubles with our voy. It isn't worth a used trans swap?
     
  6. Mooseman

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    No. Too old and the rust is getting bad on the doors, hood and quarters. I might have done it if it happened earlier while it was nice and warm but, time is tight and I just don't want to invest anything more into this truck.

    Anyway, here's the video of the carnage of the last drive.

     
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  7. HARDTRAILZ

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    RIP...
     
  8. Mooseman

    Mooseman Moderator

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    Hold on, it might get a reprieve. After my fun experience with getting a safety, I'm thinking of keeping it and replacing the tranny in the spring. The only time we need an inspection here is when a vehicle is transferred to a new owner. And since any "new" used vehicle I get would need an inspection and would likely fail, I am now thinking that I should just keep the TB and make it last forever. I have a tranny, just have to pull it out of the parts Saab, swap the bellhousing and slap it in.

    May also depend on if I get that Aero. Working on scaring up some money.
     
  9. northcreek

    northcreek Well-Known Member

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    ....but, what about the rusty doors?:duh:
     
  10. Mooseman

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    I have spares of those too.
     
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  11. Mooseman

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    After the truck sat since Nov, I am ready to move it to the driveway so I can strip it of what I want to keep and sell. I had already started taking a few things here and there. Already took off the LED tails (keeping for the 07 so don't ask! :biggrin:), the blacked out grill and the turn signal mirrors (already on the 07).

    Swapped the battery with a working one, primed the fuel a few times, cranked 'er for about 20 seconds and she came alive! She still has a lot of life but the tranny and body say otherwise. Still no reverse but it has 1st gear. As soon as my son comes back from a parts run, we'll use the other TB to pull it back to the street so I can drive it into the driveway for the teardown.

    I'll post a FS thread for you vultures :biggrin:
     
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