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Old 12-21-2006, 09:05 AM   #21
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That'* not my idea of fine.

That rubber mallet isn't a friendly one.
Yeah, i think i might have herd a "Crack" when i was tapping it in...

but i was in there and wasn't moving.. soo i thought it was okish...
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Unfortunately, you have a very common problem in the older or “high mileage” 4T60E transmission. It is normally described in the transmission shop as; "Morning Sickness". The problem, is the internal lip seal to the input clutch in the input housing. As they get old, they shrink and get hard, therefore, they do not seal to the housing the way they should. This problem will cause the input clutch pressure to bleed off and not apply the clutches. Once the fluid starts to warm up, the seal expands enough to seal and will usually be fine until the fluid is cold again. You can get an additive at the dealer similar to “Sea Foam” that will soften the seals and will work for a while; however, this is not the long-term cure!

The only long-term fix, is to remove and replace the seals. The Trans will have to be removed and disassembled. Better to let a pro do this, since special tools and equipment are needed.

Here is a trick that I normally suggest, to help overcome this delay. The reverse and low clutch assembly work together and if your delay is in reverse, start the car in park and immediately shift to low gear (1st) until the car moves, then back to reverse. The opposite applies if the delay is in drive, (usually happens more often than reverse). Start the car, then shift to reverse first, wait a few seconds until you feel it engage, then shift to drive and you are own your way. Again, this is not a long- term cure; however, it will keep you going for awhile until the weather gets above 50 deg. By the way, 50 deg. + or - 5, seems to be the ambient temperature that this problem will appear.
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Anyone else think thats ^^ what it might be

Cuz if so im screwed... :(

and then it time to start looking for a SSEi ...
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Was the issue happening before you change the fluid...? Because I remember you had some pretty frigid temps for a bit?

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Was the issue happening before you change the fluid...? Because I remember you had some pretty frigid temps for a bit?
Nope, this only started after i did the filter and fluid change. and iv have some really cold days before that and its Never done this before
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Was the issue happening before you change the fluid...? Because I remember you had some pretty frigid temps for a bit?
Nope, this only started after i did the filter and fluid change. and iv have some really cold days before that and its Never done this before
Drive it down here bud... Its warm...

I want you to waste the few $$ on Dex III and check and see if you have cracked that filter in any manner buy tapping it in with a mallett ...

Its not really that hard to replace that Metal / Rubber flange seal either, just have to be careful.. But that should be sealing perfectly fine...

Also where did you get the filter kit?

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I got it at Advance Auto. i forget the name of it, but i remember the price, it was $20 for the filter and gasket.
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I'd start with the easier, cheaper stuff first. Drop the pan, change the filter, fill it back up and see what happens.
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I'd start with the easier, cheaper stuff first. Drop the pan, change the filter, fill it back up and see what happens.
Agreed..

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I agree - drop the pan and swap the fluid and filter again. A good pair of needle-nose pliers and a medium size flat head screwdriver will the ring that holds the filter out. I would replace the ring because you could be having a suction leak from that. How many miles were on that old fluid?
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