So a couple of weeks ago my family took a trip to robbers cave. Got about 30 miles from the house and the transmission in my wife's 2006 Infiniti QX56 (fancy nisan titan/armada suv) started acting up. It started acting like the torque converter was slipping. The wife pulled over within a mile of it happening I got out and there was tranny fluid EVERYWHERE under the suv. Got it towed home and rode on to robbers cave with friends that were going in a different vehicle. When I got home the next morning I got out to look at it, and found that the tranny cooler line in front of the radiator had split and sprayed fluid out everywhere. I ordered the new hose ( a crazy experience all its own, never order from CARID) 3 weeks later finally got one. I installed it the next morning drained the remainder of tranny fluid from the pan drain hole and saw no metal shavings. Filled the 5 quarts back up and gave it a go. I ran it for 10-15 minutes to let the fluid warm and expand, was perfect on the dip stock, then went for a drive. I unfortunately have no reverse or first gear. Park and neutral if you give a little gas sounds like something is just free spinning with a loud whine, reverse does nothing and it doesn't feel like it even shifts into gear, neutral actual putts in a weird low gear where it creeps forward slowly on its own, but gas does nothing. In drive it feels like it takes off In second and shifts to third, but I didn't take it to speed to test forth. Also while I'm creeping neutral gear it is engaging something, because we can't push it In neutral, it's catching a gear or something that's keeping us from pushing backwards. So here's my delimma. I owe approx 2300 on the note still. I don't know what to expect from a tranny shop, but I expect it to be more than the Infiniti is worth. Do I eat the cost and just have it fixed, try to sell for what's owed or close to it and let someone transplant a junk yard tranny into it then go and buy something different, or ?. I don't know what or where to go. Any mechanics out there think they can diagnose and think it might not be a full rebuild, or the cost of a rebuild/replace? The QX56 was a very clean 1 owner with maintenance records and 140000 miles. 3 years and 3 children it's now over 200K and has a few issues, and certainly isn't as pristine as it once was. If replaced I need a three row V8 in the 10K range. I'm looking at a couple GX 470s, but looking for outside perspective on what you all would do.