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'95 CS convertible fails to upshift in turns

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I just got off the phone with the transmission shop and they are definitely rebuilding another transmission to go in the car. The core just came in today and they'll start rebuilding that one tomorrow. Should be ready next week. We'll see how it goes from here.

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I was surprised to get a call from the transmission shop earlier today that the 'vert was ready. Based on my previous conversation with them, I wasn't expecting it until next week. The bill was worse than I'd expected at $2,100 but that included $600 for the transmission core. If the invoice is any indicator, the rebuild was pretty comprehensive. The car drives fine although it's a little sluggish starting off. Once it gets out of first gear, it's fine. The best part is the slop in the shifter is absolutely gone. Pull the lever back to the detente at 'D' and it's firmly in drive. I tried to engage the guy in conversation about the old transmission but he's apparently one of these people who tries to get through life with as few words as possible. 

We had heavy rains here yesterday, which I believe was the remnants of hurricane Sally, so there was a ton of water in the vinyl boot into which the top folds. Fortunately, a couple of minutes with a wet/dry vac and a wipe-down with a towel took care of it. I'm thankful the boot is watertight, even if the top isn't. Oh well, that's something else I can start saving up for, along with the air conditioner and the ABS. Such are the joys of owning an older car.

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AAAAAAARRRRRRRRGH!!!!!!!
I just went to take the convertible out for a ride and it won't go into reverse to go up the driveway. It'll go into drive but not reverse. Back to the shop on Monday for them to get it right.

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