Good afternoon, after looking for a good tech forum, this looks like the place to be.
I have a 2001 Regal LS that I bought for the wife after buying my 99 LS and really enjoying it. When I bought the car it seemed like first gear had a slight slip, but since it would shift into second gear by 15-20kph it never seemed like a real concern. Unfortunately yesterday on the way home from getting groceries that slipping sound turned into a crunch, which then turned into a bang, which then turned into pushing the car up the driveway.
Now from what I've gathered from Wikipedia, the transmissions that correspond with my 4T65E with a final drive of 3.05 and MN3 converter, I can pull one out of a 97-04 Regal w/ 3.8, 97-05 Park Ave w/ 3.8 or 99-02 Intrigue w/ 3.5. Also it looks like it was possible to get a 3.05 in a Buick LeSabre, and just use my converter.
What I'm looking to find out, is were there any year to year changes on that list that would make it less than a direct swap to the 2001?
I really appreciate any advice or suggestions.