Originally Posted by rcjunky
when driving it started smelling hot and the temp gauge was fine so I'm fairly sure it toast. I'll definitly be looking for a used tranny to throw in, its in great shape and definitly worth doing
The temp gauge in your car is the engine coolant temp, not the transmission coolant temp. You may not even have a "dummy" light that is triggered when something in the transmission goes wrong. Typically with most cars this might be tied to the Engine light but more often than not there is no warning system for the transmission.