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Re: Transmission Troubles caused by an Accident!?
I have taken the Blazer over to Hughes Performance (they build trannies similar to B&M) and are located here in Phoenix. They weren't 100% sure it was just normal wear and tear or if it was caused by the accident.
The fluid level is full, not discolored or burnt, there aren't any leaks on the trans anywhere and the things Hughes was suggesting like a pump, torque converter or valve body (under the normal wear and tear idea) would affect all gears and not just 3rd and reverse. The only thing that is similar to 3rd and reverse is they share the same clutch pack. However, reverse will engauge when enough pressure is built up whereas 3rd doesn't.
My honest thoughts are this: The tranny was not acting funny in the least prior to the accident. I got hit just as I came to a dead stop and had the brakes on. Perhaps the jolt of the collision caused something to happen in the transmission. With Chevy being very stout and unforgiving (no buckle points of the body & frame) everything was built very ridged - very firm. If you see in the images, the buckle on the frame rails is far back, however they are right behind the rear spring shackle. Perhaps the momentum of the force traveled through the frame and the drivetrain.
I don't know - I am still at a loss. Only logic tells me that there was no problem prior to the accident and now there is a major problem. [img]images/graemlins/wall.gif[/img]