Re: so so so bad the day has come for her
Mighty sorry to hear it!
We had the same thing happen to our '94 at 70k miles. Fortunately, it was replaced free under extended warranty and continues to hum right along 90k miles later. I believe the replacement had some important improvements, so who knows how long it can go.
Moral of the story: If getting a replacement from a salvage yard, spring not only for low mileage, but also for the latest year that transmission was made (somebody here should have that info). Presumably it will have these presumed improvements and give you long service.