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Old 12-09-2017, 10:39 AM   #1
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Default Servo cracked on new trans

I been so mad since last night.

I spent all summer overhauling my moms vehicle since it was cheaper to get a new engine and trans than a car payment.

Working on it on Saturdays only, I put a new engine, trans, undercoated the vehicle with eastwood product. Swapped evaporator/heater cores, condensor, receiver drier, and any little things that needed replacing.

Engine rebuilder sent an engine with a freeze plug with a hole in it. Had to change the engine again after coolant leaked into the crankcase. Should've known when my vacuum fill for the antifreeze wouldnt hold a vac.

Now after 1,577 miles of it being on the road and driving better than a new vehicle, the servo cap on the 5r55s decided to crack in half and lose just about 10 qts of trans fluid.

Thankfully I know the owner personally over at the trans shop that built it and agreed to fix/change it this morning. My god...this is one of those scenarios where it was almost worth buying a new vehicle since everything had to be changed out twice.

Had to change the heater core out on the RAM right after an aftermarket one failed within 2 weeks a couple months ago too.

Anyone else having problems with parts quality in general lately? Seems like 1/4 of the parts I get are defective in some way shape or form

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Yes Sir, quality is going to shit. Just changed fuel pump module on my 98 trans am (fuel gauge sender craped out), new one is no better even worst evap pressure sensor is bad too. Really not looking forward to dropping that damn metal tank again.
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Yes Sir, quality is going to shit. Just changed fuel pump module on my 98 trans am (fuel gauge sender craped out), new one is no better even worst evap pressure sensor is bad too. Really not looking forward to dropping that damn metal tank again.
Trap door time!

I argued with racetronix for like 6 months this year because their crappy pump failed on me the day of thirdgen expo. I hit it with a hammer to get to the show, but thank god I made a fuel pump access hatch because the one they sent as a replacement wouldnt hold key off pressure. Third time was a charm
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Trap door time!

I argued with racetronix for like 6 months this year because their crappy pump failed on me the day of thirdgen expo. I hit it with a hammer to get to the show, but thank god I made a fuel pump access hatch because the one they sent as a replacement wouldnt hold key off pressure. Third time was a charm
Thought about it, but cant make myself do it, car survived 20 years without
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Thought about it, but cant make myself do it, car survived 20 years without
Unless its a super rare collectable in mint condition, no reason to sway away from it

Do the fuel access the correct way and never worry about dropping the tank again.

1/4" welded ring with bolts, black anodized cover and a felpro karropak gasket.

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that actually looks pretty good, something ill consider on my 01 project TA, the 98 is a kind of not common color (sport gold metallic) want to keep it stock as possible
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I gotcha, no worries that's definitely not a color thats common!
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that actually looks pretty good, something ill consider on my 01 project TA, the 98 is a kind of not common color (sport gold metallic) want to keep it stock as possible


Do u live near ohare I've that car around
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Not really, I’m in mount Prospect
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