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I have a 1997 pontiac transport the transmission is slipping really bad.I had filter changed new fluid put in which dint help.Do i need a new transmission?

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O Mclean is correct. Although I would deffinetly pay to repair especially if its in decent shape those 3.8 last forever.

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More than likely you have burnt clutches and clutch bands in your transmission, to replace you will need to take transmission out and have it rebuilt. The average price to rebuilt is $1000-2500. If you decide to have this done make sure that you get a good warranty at-least 6 months on parts and labor or at-least 12,000 miles. However this one thing to remember if the cost of repairs exceed the retail selling value of your vehicle its time for another vehicle. If you need more help contact me. Good Luck

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