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Transmission issue ?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by durf4694, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. Jan 23, 2014 at 5:45 AM
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    Driving to work today my tranny was slipping in 1-2 gear. Got to work and went for reverse and it wasn't there, then drive wouldn't work so I put it in 3rd and it crawled forward so i could get it outta the way. It didn't make any big noises. Any ideas beside a f'ed tranny
     
  2. Jan 23, 2014 at 5:53 AM
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    Check trans fluid first . Unusual for both forward ranges and reverse range to go all at once
     
  3. Jan 23, 2014 at 5:57 AM
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    Oh and it's 5 degrees out with negative windchills, 130k, and never flushed transmission since first couple years of dealer maintenance.
     
  4. Jan 23, 2014 at 5:58 AM
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    Alright, think trying to drive it home would be a mistake ? 25 miles. If it even moves after I get outta work to see if it's alive.
     
  5. Jan 23, 2014 at 6:02 AM
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    Big mistake !

    check fluid first . $50 bucks worth of fluid is cheaper than $3000 for trans overhaul .
     
  6. Jan 23, 2014 at 6:10 AM
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    Alright, there's a Napa next to my work. I've heard rumor you 'have' to use Toyota Fluid.. It'd be nice if the transmission had a dipstick. Never checked it before
     
  7. Jan 23, 2014 at 6:14 AM
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    Let it run and warm up then pull the check plug on the tranny pan, it should drip out or be right at the plug. I doubt (unless you specifically told them) that your tranny fluid was ever changed/flushed. The auto Trans uses WS atf fluid. Your best non OEM fluid would be Valvoline MaxLife, it's WS compatible.

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  8. Jan 23, 2014 at 6:32 AM
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    Alright thanks ! What side is the plug on ? Front or back ?
     
  9. Jan 23, 2014 at 6:33 AM
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    I would say its time for a COMPLETE flush, not just a trans drain and replace.
     
  10. Jan 23, 2014 at 6:40 AM
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    That's from the Full flush thread, Make sure you pull the "sunken in plug" (the forward one) that's the Check level plug. Get it filled up to get it home and then soon I would recommend you do the full flush. I've got 120k on mine and acquiring stuff for the flush.
     
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  11. Jan 23, 2014 at 7:17 AM
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    Yeah I know. Will probably make worse as I've heard.
     
  12. Jan 23, 2014 at 7:23 AM
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    Make it worse by dislodging "chunks"? I think that is more from a forced flush. The full flush described in the linked thread is nothing more than letting the transmission normally pump the fluid out and then manually pump fluid into the pan. I don't believe this method will make anything worse.
     
  13. Jan 23, 2014 at 7:26 AM
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    Thanks again sandman !
     
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    I got ya, yeah your right
     
  15. Jan 23, 2014 at 9:12 AM
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    Lunch time update ! Leaking tranny fluid up front somewhere. Dripping on ground beneath the battery side of front of truck. Will not shift into any gears or 4x4
     
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    No bueno, check the hoses and where it goes into the Radiator/Trans cooler.
     
  17. Jan 23, 2014 at 9:32 AM
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    At least I shouldn't need a whole tranny rebuild.... I think.
     
  18. Jan 23, 2014 at 9:37 AM
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    Yea, I don't think that being low on fluid would hurt anything badly.
     
  19. Jan 23, 2014 at 5:22 PM
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    Truck just got a AAA ride home. I need a little advice possibly. The tranny hose coming from the top of the radiator was rotted out where it connects to the steel line. It has some wierd fitting on it not just a rubber over the steel line like the others. Is it some kind of restrictor ?
     
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    We'll cancel that. It was corrosion. The steel line rotted in half
     
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