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Old 03-27-2010, 10:03 PM
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So a little background on the Transmission:
Original Transmission with 120K on it. Car is driven nicely and barely beat on.

So after i installed my shift kit i got my bill i noticed it made my shifts harder which its supposed to do. But it also made my tranny jerk more. When it shifts, i can deffinently feel it.

A coupe times to day after the car hasnt been running for more then 5 minutes, at a stop when it was my turn to go, the car would just kinda sit there for 3 seconds as Im putting down the throttle, then after my RPMs rev it will Jerk really hard/slip and then go.

It seems when im driving normal, the shifts are taking a lot longer then normal to get into the next gear, but when i floor it, they shift fine.

When i dropped my tranny pan when doing the shift kit, there was no metal shavings in the
pan and the fluid was not burnt.

Any solutions or tips on what i should do? Is it too late to do anything, do i basically just wait to **** on me?
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Old 03-27-2010, 11:19 PM
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That sounds like low fluid level. Have you checked the fluid sense the install?
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Well i put 8 quarts in when it requires 7. And i havent checked it for a month or so/Since the install.

You really think low fluid would cause slippage? I should havent low fluid, any other ideas what it could be?
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Go check the fluid level. Thats the first thing we need to rule out before proceeding.

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It depends on how much came out when you drained it. Typically 6 quarts come out with a filter change, 7 quarts with a shift kit. But more can come out. Also, over filling it could be a problem. Check the level. then drive a while and check the level to see if there'* foam on the stick.
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i checked the level when my car wasnt running and it was at least 2 inches past the full mark. Then i when i turned my car on and drove home about 30 minutes and checked the fluid was not very thick on the stick and had bubbles in it. What does this mean?
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I think your over full and foaming up. Stick a long tube in the dip stick and remove about a quart and see if that helps. Try to get it right to where it needs to be on the stick.
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Do i just stick it down the power steering overflow tank aka where you put in the fluid?
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Power steering? No, the transmission dip stick.
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LMAO HAHA. Im sorry i was thinking of something else i gotta fix on my car which is why i was thinking of power steering. What i meant is just down the long tube?

Lol your probably thinking, well maybe thats why your trannys messed up, putting your tranny fluid in your power steering.
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