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Buick Dynaflow Transmission

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I've been looking at a 56 Buick Roadmaster with a Dynaflow transmission.  It works okay now, but what if it has a problem?  The only shop I know of in South Central Florida has stopped doing transmissions altogether.  Does anyone know of a transmission shop in Central or South Central Florida that will do an old Buick Dynaflow (prior to 1961 the rear end has to be pulled back to remove the transmission)?  It would be dangerous to buy a car that nobody will work on unless you can do the work  yourself.

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Start calling transmission shops in your area and asking them if they can do the job. 

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If it works today it should keep going. Drive frequently and be sure you come to a full stop before shifting from Drive to Reverse (so you don't break the reverse strut), and you'll be fine.

 

If there is a specific cause to worry when you are looking at it, then maybe pass.

 

Letting a Dynaflow sit for long periods can cause it to have morning sickness and maybe not even move when you put it in Drive. Just let in run a while or use low until it primes. It will be fine. Just remember to drive it more.

Bernie

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