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Old 10-22-2009, 05:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah, according to Bob Wilson, supposedly what happens is somehow windings in MG2 develop a short which leads to overheating of the tranny which leads to a downward spiral. I have the entire sheaf of service records too and I can't find an entry for transaxle fluid change. These are super important from what I have read.

Now I have to find a replacement for MG2 or the whole shebang. I found one on ebay for about $700 but I'm going to keep looking locally first.

I'm wondering if the First and second Gen can be swapped. Anyone know?

There is still and off-chance that it may be under warranty if I can prove that a previous warranty defect may have caused the failure. The records show an inverter pump failure and an ecu which were fixed under warranty so maybe...
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