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    Hold my beer and watch this

    Had a 2015 Silverado in my bay at work for a transmission. Not sure of the entire story but it sounds like it basically came down to the title of this thread. Pretty impressive work on their part, lol. I'll bet they won't do it again after paying the $6.200 bill for a Goodwrench reman 6L80 trans, driveshaft (front u-joint yoke was split wide open), the trans core charge which is not cheap, plus labor. Ouch. Somehow, the transfer case is fine. I've never seen a trans case split apart like this one. Funny part is, I drove it in under it's own power (in four wheel drive). Slipped a lot since it was low on fluid but it still moved the truck.
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    A Ford line worker identified a casting flaw in their Super Duty truck transmissions a couple years ago. A massive campaign was launched immediately. All deliveries were put on hold. All delivered were put on hold at dealerships. Major OT for all qualified to spend their weekends replacing transmissions round the clock at the assembly factories as soon as new correct product could be delivered. I would wonder if GM had a similar batch of bad case castings and possibly didn't catch their problem before they got into the field? Good luck proving that and getting them to warranty it as a manufactured defect though.
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    Out of all the one's out there, this is the only failure we've seen. We don't warranty, we're an independent shop, not a dealership. This wasn't caused by any manufacturing defect, it was caused by an operator defect. In other words, abuse beyond anything it was ever designed to withstand. When the front yoke of the driveshaft is split open and the shaft fell off the output yoke, there was a some "hot rodding" going on, lol. Not to mention the way the tires looked. Obvious evidence of burn outs.

    At least the owner has a sense of humor about it. When they came to pick the truck up yesterday afternoon, he asked to see the old trans. One look and he said "well, expensive lesson learned". Side note: They can come around the shop anytime. His wife is SMOKING HOT. I mean, pick your lower jaw up off the floor hot!
    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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    Wow! Looks like the pan is the only thing holding it together. Yes, really expensive lesson.
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    You're right Kent. Without the pan bolted on, the whole works would fall apart.
    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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    By 'driver abuse' it looks like you mean they were jumping the truck out of the cargo bay of a C-130 at altitude.

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