09 DCSB V6 Auto Base . 61K miles.
My transmission has started slipping recently. Only when its cold -- say within 5 miles or 5 minutes after startup. It is pretty infrequent, maybe 1or 2 slips every other day. It usually happens when it should shift from 3-4, the trans will go to 2nd for half a second and then into 4th. When it does happen I'm just accelerating normally and not doing anything weird.
So I browsed around this forum and decided to take it in to the dealship for a drain and fill about 2 weeks ago. Needless to say not much changed and every once in awhile it will slip when its cold.
I checked out around the trans and there isn't any leaking that I can see, and there arent any drops on the driveway.
Maybe I'll do a flush? Is there anything else you'd suggest before someone cracks open the trans? I don't know a whold heck of alot about cars, but I assume this will slowly get worse.
I hate to admit it but maybe I'll just cut my losses and get a minivan. The 2nd kid will be here shortly, and I don't want to drop 2 grand on a fix. I'm disappointed because its been a great olittle truck otherwise.
I should also add that it's never towed anything, and the most weight its had in the be was a few hundred pounds of firewood.
So suggestions welcome......