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Old 04-22-2006, 08:47 PM   #1
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So tonight I was trying to lane jam packed full on my right to get onto a highway, I hammered it trying to get into a spot and the eingine revved for about 1 second then caught back in gear. I've put about 20 miles on it since this happened and it hasnt happened again.

Fluid was last chagned at 40k miles, and I plan on changing it again at 80k. Any ideas why thsi would happen? I checked the fluid, the level was okay and the fluid was red.

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My trans did this every now and then the whole time I've had it. (from 03) It can't be good for it but I've had it happen for a while now.
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I'm afraid to be hard on it.....I'm thinking about having my tranny rebuilt by the dealer I work at and have a shift kit installed. My 1-2 shift is getting kind of hard as well.

I can get labor for $30 an hour vs. $65 an hour for the regular customers.
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I had the same problem only going like 30 to 39 mph. All I had to do was top off the fluid and over fill by half a quart...problem fixed.
I do know that our trannys have starvation problems around corners and over filling a half a quart fixes that.

hope your trannys ok.
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guess I'll just overfill it.

I add fluid through the dipstick, correct?
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Yeah through the dipstick...get your self a little funnel..makes it alot easier.

THis is a good time for you to put in a quart of Lucus transmission doctor. Makes the shifting smooth.
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Yeah through the dipstick...get your self a little funnel..makes it alot easier.

THis is a good time for you to put in a quart of Lucus transmission doctor. Makes the shifting smooth.
yup, Lucas>all
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I would just overfill instead of adding lucas. All the stories I've heard about that stuff is either hit or miss.
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You did check the fluid per the owners manual so the fluid circuits/passages would be filled with fluid, Trans also warm correct?

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ur problem kinda sounds like mine. i wonder if mine is slipping.
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