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1997 pontiac gtp tranny issue !

As said in the title the problem im running into is the tranny will wind loud when i start the car but still moves until it warms up however once it warms up i cant go anywhere if i let it cool it will move another block LOL but then its bad again i flushed and refilled it and bought the tranny kit any help here people I eard it was a sprag and the roller bearing and pump but everyone in town wants 1200 + buck i dont have it i work for minimum wage ?????

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Any transmission work is going to be expensive. You should find you a transmission at a salvage yard (one with low miles). Prices vary depending on demand but I would think you could get one for that car for 150-300. Then put an add in one of those "list" sites. State you are looking for someone to guide/assist you in replacing a transmission that can bring tools (if you don't have any) and has experience in this type of repair. I would never trust a cheap shade-tree mechanic to do things for me but this way you can watch what he "helps you do" and you can question what doesn't seem right. Get a lot of info off the net first. This should be a 6-8 hour job. Tell him you can pay 200 (when the job is done) and then shoot him an extra forty if he does a great job. This is something I don't like to advise but I know your situation (been there myself). There are some risk in not having an actual shop do it for you but there are a lot worse things you can do when you can't afford much.

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