Hey guys, Just to let everyone know that I've put on 220 miles since I put the new engine in...I know that’* not very many miles yet, but runs like a top until then.....The tranny has about 98,000 miles on it...and I am now feeling hard shifts in every gear. When you first start it up, it shifts very smoothly. Then if you drive it just a little harder it will start to shift very hard. I notice when it acts up, it shifts faster than normal, and along with the thud that I feel...Not too long ago I changed the fluid along with the filter..I noticed a little bit of sludge, but no noticeable metal shavings. I did refill it up with the cheap Advance auto tranny fluid that comes in the black 1 gallon jugs..Do you think that fluid is thinning out way to much when it gets warm?
Here’* another bad sign of a tranny problem.
...Went to check the fluid level today...It'* where it should be, but then noticed a piece of metal shaving on the dipstick..That piece of metal shaving may be from that hard shifting?? I don't ever gun the heck out of my car, only when I think I’m going to be hit! And almost forgot to mention that when I feel these hard shifts, then park the vehicle, I hear a high pitched, (sort of sounds like a vacuum leak) around the tranny area....Remember I only hear this sound when the tranny acts up....I did read the tranny topic in the help section.....Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated ……..Ryan