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jgarcia2 03-23-2004 12:28 PM

Just curious if any of you are in the Mass. area and have had good luck with a transmission rebuilder. It's definitely time to get it done. I'm just not familiar with the mechanics up here. And man, the horror stories I've heard about AAMCO...

Thanks again for the info,

John

illegalFSJ 03-23-2004 01:01 PM

Find a local shop that specializes in transmissions. They'll usually rebuild your trans, rather than just replacing it with a unit that was rebuilt by underpaid factory workers in some thrid world country.

J4GRAND 03-24-2004 03:52 AM

You already know about the aamco stories so check the phone book for a smaller shop. Check with your local BBB to see if a smaller shop has had any complaints against them. Stay away from a "chain" tranny shop.

chrism 03-24-2004 03:57 AM

I think there used to be an engine rebuild shop right on the base there. They rebuilt a set of heads for me. It was called Golens Engine Service. You may want to drop in there and ask them for a recommendation on a tranny shop.
They also used to build some nice looking performance AMC engines.
The last time I had a tranny rebuild I had it done at Shrewsbury Transmission but thats all the way out in Northborough, MA on rt20. Pretty far away from you. But they did a good job.

One more thing I just thought of. There is a website at:
http://www.neow.org
New England Online Wheelers...you might get some good recommendations out of the folks on the message board there.

[ March 24, 2004, 09:59 AM: Message edited by: chrism ]

FSJ Thing 03-24-2004 03:58 AM

I say order a rebuild kit, gsmikies video and take it to the Auto Skills Development Center on your base. You know what they say, if you want it done right, do it yourself! ;)

[ March 24, 2004, 10:00 AM: Message edited by: J-truck Thing ]

janie 03-24-2004 04:46 AM

Take your time and be extremely careful who you leave your truck with. At this point, I could write a book on "horror stories with tranny shops"

If your mechanically inclined, I'd order GSMikies tape, get a rebuild kit and get after it.

J-truck thing summed it up best. If you want it done right...................

Good luck!

Janie

79 J-10 "Peso"
360 TH400
Rust...going away

Gawdzilla. 03-24-2004 05:49 AM

Janie ain't yer rust gone yet??? [img]smile.gif[/img]

jgarcia2 03-24-2004 03:37 PM

Hey, thanks for all the info! Chrism, there was a Golens Engine Service on base, as I understand, but poor Hanscom just keeps getting smaller and smaller.

I will check out shrewsbury's and I'll call over to the Auto Skills shop for a suggestion.

Man, it'll be nice to go forward again...

John

The Anti-Chrysler 03-25-2004 12:32 AM

Here's some trannies in your area, John. [img]smile.gif[/img] Buy one of these and take it to a shop and have them throw it in. Cheapest way to go.

1988
Transmission
Jeep Wagoneer 5.9L,OK H0350 $350 Standard Auto Wrecking USA-MA(Worchester) E-mail 1-800-922-8281
1988
Transmission
Jeep Grand Wagoneer TESTED H20779 $300 Henry's Auto Parts USA-MA(Blackstone) E-mail 1-800-742-5252
1985
Transmission
Jeep Grand Wagoneer Chrke,Wgner,Gas,4X4- GF 2473D $300 Jack's Used Cars and Parts USA-MA(North-Billerica) E-mail 1-888-873-5225
1986
Transmission
Jeep Grand Wagoneer 4X4,5.9,AT,COL 7268 $250 Westover Auto Salvage USA-MA(Belchertown) E-mail 1-800-358-5100
1984
Transmission
Jeep Grand Wagoneer 4X4 360 727 GOOD FLUID 2219 $250 Brookside Auto Parts Inc. USA-MA(Orange) E-mail 1-800-245-1229
1985
Transmission
Jeep Wagoneer 5.9,3AC,NOT TESTED A01877 $250 Burlington Auto Parts USA-MA(Shirley) E-mail 1-800-228-5544
1985
Transmission
Jeep Grand Wagoneer 5.9,3AC,GD-LIFT-CEG 6B0058 $250 Burlington Auto Parts USA-MA(Shirley) E-mail 1-800-228-5544
1987
Transmission
Jeep Grand Wagoneer 5.9,3AC.GD-PHIL,FLUI D BURNT,FILEINGS 5A0078 $250 Burlington Auto Parts USA-MA(Shirley) E-mail 1-800-228-5544
1987
Transmission
Jeep Grand Wagoneer 5.9,AT,4WD,BELL HOUSING BROKEN A02039 $250 Burlington Auto Parts USA-MA(Shirley) E-mail 1-800-228-5544
1990
Transmission
Jeep Grand Wagoneer Auto TRA, Station Wgn, Grnd Wgner- U H9037 $250 Universal Auto Salvage Inc. USA-MA(Uxbridge) Quote 1-800-441-6000 Insurance-Quote
1990
Transmission
Jeep Grand Wagoneer 5.9,3AC,GD-LIFT-PJM AH0099 $250 Burlington Auto Parts USA-MA(Shirley) E-mail 1-800-228-5544
1988
Transmission
Jeep Grand Wagoneer 5.9,4AC.NYT DE0118 $250 Burlington Auto Parts USA-MA(Shirley) E-mail 1-800-228-5544
1987
Transmission
Jeep Grand Wagoneer 5.9,3AC...CORE...FOR -PTS 8H0072 $250 Burlington Auto Parts USA-MA(Shirley) E-mail 1-800-228-5544
1987
Transmission
Jeep Grand Wagoneer 5.9,3AC,DLR,NYI DE0001 $250 Burlington Auto Parts USA-MA(Shirley) E-mail 1-800-228-5544
1985
Transmission
Jeep Grand Wagoneer 8 Cyl- 3P0904 $150 Airport Auto Parts, Inc. USA-MA(Leominster) Quote 1-800-922-8173 Insurance-Quote
1986
Transmission
Jeep Grand Wagoneer 8 Cyl- FC $150 Ollies I190 Used Auto Parts USA-MA(Phillipston) E-mail 1-800-559-5865
1987
Transmission
Jeep Grand Wagoneer -3 SPD AUTO 999K 25529 $119.01 Smith Auto Recycling USA-MA(Clinton) E-mail 1-800-585-9669
1988
Transmission
Jeep Grand Wagoneer - 999K 25529 $119.01 Smith Auto Recycling USA-MA(Clinton) E-mail 1-800-585-9669
1987
Transmission
Jeep Grand Wagoneer AT,5.9L,NO409 90K F-539 $100 Harbor Auto Used Part Division USA-MA(Lynn) E-mail 1-800-593-3355
1987
Transmission
Jeep Grand Wagoneer AT,5.9L,MCU 92K G-028 $75 Harbor Auto Used Part Division USA-MA(Lynn) E-mail 1-800-593-3355
1983
Transmission
Jeep Station Wagon 360 90198 BRKN BELL HOUSING 89K 3H7157 $Call R.E. Humason, Inc. USA-MA(Southwick) E-mail 1-800-325-0050
1988
Transmission
Jeep Grand Wagoneer -AUTO 93K Z0493 $Call Route 117 Used Auto Parts USA-MA(Lancaster) Quote 1-888-747-1170 Insurance-Quote
1990
Transmission
Jeep Grand Wagoneer 5.9,AT-4WD- NYT 999K Y1009 $Call Route 117 Used Auto Parts USA-MA(Lancaster) Quote 1-888-747-1170 Insurance-Quote
1989
Transmission
Jeep Grand Wagoneer AT- 999K A0303 $Call Route 117 Used Auto Parts USA-MA(Lancaster) Quote 1-888-747-1170 Insurance-Quote
1986
Transmission
Jeep Grand Wagoneer 8 Cyl- U 113K 6723 $Call Nissenbaum's Auto Parts USA-MA(Sommerville) Quote 1-866-776-0194 Insurance-Quote
1985
Transmission
Jeep Grand Wagoneer 5.9,3AC,NYT 7G0137 $Call Burlington Auto Parts USA-MA(Shirley) E-mail 1-800-228-5544
1991
Transmission
Jeep Grand Wagoneer 5.9,3AC,NYT 8H0073 $Call Burlington Auto Parts USA-MA(Shirley) E-mail 1-800-228-5544
1987
Transmission
Jeep Grand Wagoneer 5.9,3AC,GD-LIFT-RAND Y 8D0021 $Call Burlington Auto Parts USA-MA(Shirley) E-mail 1-800-228-5544

chrism 03-25-2004 12:53 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by jgarcia2:
Hey, thanks for all the info! Chrism, there was a Golens Engine Service on base, as I understand, but poor Hanscom just keeps getting smaller and smaller.

Yep I just checked their website and it appears that they have moved up to NH. Still wouldn't hurt to call or email...as they might still be able to give some good info.
Heres their website and #:
http://www.golensengineservice.com/
1-800-591-9171

Looks like they have their 360 long blocks back on the website too!

jgarcia2 03-25-2004 06:36 PM

Ahhh, I want to go have them rebuild my motor while they rebuild my tranny...wonder how much that would be!

Thanks, both of you for your help. Actually, calling those places up and just grabbing a tranny with not too many miles on it might not be a bad idea!

I'm going to give golen's a call. Thanks for that link!

Oh man, I'm getting excited!

John


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