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91 thoughts on “Failure friday! ruined transmission and more!”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars J Bussey says:

    Ray. Look at the bright side.. at least it's transmission fluid purge and not a worn, cracked and duct taped septic pump hose. Which in that case guaranteed to close out the feeling and smelling like cr@p.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris Bentley Walking and Rambling says:

    It's never a wasted unproductive day for us. Nice collection Ray.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jonathan S says:

    Why is the rpm guage so low on rpms while driving?

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nikita Mckeever says:

    I feel your pain 🤦‍♂️ , I was shattered and checked the generator oil level that powers my caravan whilst it was running and I was wearing my Jim jams . Removed the level plug and got covered from head to foot in hot oil 😵‍💫 . Not happy , my good lady could not contain her delight in seeing me looking like a dipstick . Not my greatest day 😂

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ShadeTree says:

    Have a FANTASTIC weekend, stay safe Brother

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dave Santistevan says:

    You mentioned having a S-10 blazer. My dad had a 1989 S-10. It's in immaculate condition and had Edelbrock headers and other upgrades. I want to upload photos to show but don't know how. Anyone please help.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nucken Futz says:

    47 days ago my 2013 Chrysler 300C with 105K miles blew its trans. It's still dead – on a lift at the Chrysler dealer.

    In case someone else is in a similar situation, Chrysler/ZF transmissions are a nightmare to deal with. Many trans shops won't touch the ZF 8 speed. Dealers can only touch a few parts on them. New transmissions aren't available. First repair estimate guess was $2,100. New fluid/filter/pan/valve body. Failed repair. New transmission estimate was $6,400. Unavailable with no ETA. They finally recommended what I originally wanted – replace the transmission entirely. $2,200. Still waiting.

    Asked them about a seemingly minor electrical issue with my fuse box. $3,000. New wire harness required as it's hard wired to the rear fuse box. Have to rip out all of my interior.

    FYI Chrysler's recommended service interval for the transmission (100,000/Lifetime) is nonsense. ZF recommends service at 50,000.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Smith says:

    I'm sure that OEM seal in the trans is better than the Autozone one that went in there.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Trevor B says:

    Us both Ray…Got my 84 Blazer with a small block in high school…Still have it

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars stanley koziol says:

    sounds like a stem left in the tire
    and the leaf springs are a bit floppy

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James says:

    Curious to know if and when the trans fluid was changed that it could be the wrong fluid that was used???

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gabriel Garcia says:

    Hey Ray set a timer when you do some of these jobs please. Really enjoy the videos

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Diana Goodrich says:

    Hello! I worried when the camera "saw" one of the tranny fluid tubes start disconnecting from the pump. I'm sorry you did not spot that too to avoid the mess.

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shmeh Fleh says:

    That thing gets the same MPG as my Jeep.

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Reynolds says:

    What do car manufacturers have against dip sticks for auto transmissions? A classic example of fixing something that is not broke. What am I missing? What problem does this process solve? Somewhere somehow I'm thinking this saves them a nickel.

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Don W says:

    On that S10…hope the guy got squared away…tires not good…I've got a bad vibe at fwy speeds on my 99 Rav4 FWD…I'm guessing its a hub as it squeaks and i feel the vibe at my feet and legs not at the steering wheel.
    As for that trans fluid…if that were mine i would get super creative and make a dipstick tube for it…that crap you went through is for the birds!! Nobody needs an oil bath🙂 Another great video…thanks as always Ray…your efforts are always appreciated by me:-)

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Justin Cass says:

    I just started working on cars mostly cause my uncle.owns his own shop an blessed me….but I've learned more from watching your videos then anything.
    Appreciate 🙏 your sharing of knowledge!

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ian Dominic Ouano says:

    I can smell the brake clean through my phone screen, i love it! 😂

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Noname79 says:

    Did the customer say to use fram or is that the normal band y’all use there ? Ive heard bad things about them

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gorse Almighty says:

    You really need to tone down the audio on the seatbelt tone alarm. Much too loud and annoying. I turned down the volume twice and the third time I was about ready to call it and just skip.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars DezNuTs says:

    Bet they charged for lowering the exhaust too

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars DezNuTs says:

    Dealer ship don't even replace that seal

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tall Guy says:

    Ray, when you had the transmission pan and filter out of the vehicle you could have checked to see if the bolts in the value body are tight and torqued to spec? Quick and easy job.

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Greg Betts says:

    i always hated "piece work " hourly best now days . so many custemers in the past i delt with were ripped of by money graber , replacemet mechanics…

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Jung says:

    When you drained it from the standpipe you said 2.5 quarts came out. So would'nt filling it to the top of the standpipe be 2.5 qaurts shy?? I know the pop up said spec was 3.2 or whatever. Just seems off somehow, was it over filled??

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chano Leyva says:

    If I have even learned anything from rays videos it’s never by a gm car. 👎🏻💩

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ryan Engle says:

    Watching the Video. Ray shows off his transpump fluid thingy. Man that lower tube looks hella SUS. I would be amazed if it stays on. After the 1st few pumps, How is it holding on!@.
    Cut to Ray after he made a huge mess lol.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William Young says:

    Hey ray I need to ask you a question vip

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Fred Beaan says:

    Fyi,….if your going to a mechanic DO NOT clear any codes!

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bob Carry says:

    As you started pumping fluid into the trans I said that hose is going to come off, it is half way off now. Guess you didn't hear me. Thanks for sharing.

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Boring says:

    It was neat to see a transmission with a drain plug. All of the ones I've seen and worked on had to have most of the pan bolts removed and then the pan allowed to tilt down and drain the fluid.

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars webslingercj says:

    I seen thr hose crooked on the pump. I said something, but don't think you heard me ray..

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Carver says:

    Ray, how many cans of Brake Clean do you go through in an average week? Changing filter and fluid while on my back with the truck 2 feet above me is a lot more exciting on my 2003 S-10!😀

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stanley Mcfalls The Southern Comedian says:

    Dam yea two cans of brake cleaner 😂😂😂😂

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars R.T. Rakubio says:

    In california breaks, signals and brains are optional equipment.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Edwards says:

    How come you took out 2-1/2 qts of fluid over the top of the stand pipe, but you only put in to the top of the pipe?

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars tom ashton says:

    either shave the tire or replace it (replace it )

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ray Owens says:

    Ray, I need the name of that parts cleaner you use. I"ma go buy stock in that company,

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jason Knox says:

    Trans fluid on your junk, huh? Giggity…

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars tom ashton says:

    Some S-10,s have a two piece drive shaft and the center wobbles on that rubber crap

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeff Brown says:

    Is the tach working?

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Malcolm Irving says:

    How come you didn't clean out the pan?

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Tone says:

    At least it has a trans fluid indicator (dip stick)