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GunDog1 05-18-2009 01:51 AM

:doh: I went and got oil changed at valvoline and they pulled the trans dipstick and there was something on it. first thought was metal shavings so I brought it up to the dealer and they checked it. I had 100 miles before warrenty goes away. They checked it and said it is dirt. That it needs to be flushed and both filters changed. It has a grey look to it. I now have no warrenty and Im getting it flushed. What can I do if it is metal shavings??? :wow:

black beauty 05-18-2009 12:53 PM

how many miles does the truck have? the warranty just expired right so im thinkin 100k but anyway have you ever changed the tranny fluid before, i don't know if the maintance schedule is the same on mine its every 30k.
now about the metal shavings the fluid most likely got bad enough it just wasn't taking good care of the lubricating.
in my experience their metal shavings (whats the truck made of, metal) it happens and will go away i would just give it a good flush and give it a little bit of time and then just change it

GunDog1 05-18-2009 04:32 PM

Its got 60,000 miles and when I bought it, it came with the 2,000 mile warrenty. I bought the truck at 57,000 :att:

CajunDodge 05-18-2009 04:46 PM

Is the transmission giving you any problems? As far as the flush goes, guess I am just a bit old school, but I believe in just draining the fluid, changing the filter, but not flushing it. Whatever trash may be in there is just going to be loosened up with a flush allowing it to wind up somewhere it shouldn't be.

black beauty 05-18-2009 11:20 PM

after a little research the metal shavings is pretty normal mostly after the truck was brand new all the metal shavings come from the break in point of the truck. if its never been changed that would explain the discolloration in the fluid. really theirs nothing to be to worried about its pretty normal. nothing a good flush can't handle. after the flush check it frequently

GunDog1 05-26-2009 11:09 PM

THanks all I went ahead and got it flushed. I am about ready to take the truck for a rough drive Its been flushed for a few days now. I am going to get er warm and take out the dip stick and smell the fluid to see if it smells like burning. I was told to do this by someone. If it does smell like its burning And there is alot of fricton somewhere What can I do to go back on the dealership? It is recorded at the dealer that I came in with the problem before warrenty ran out, so If there is really a problem that could be bad later on in life What is the best way in coming at the to fix it for free?

erm 05-27-2009 02:05 AM

Is it metal powder or metal chunks? Chunks = Not Good.

Metal Powder = Normal. It's wear band material from the bands...

GunDog1 05-27-2009 04:02 AM

They told me it was just really dirty fluid. The guy took his finger and scoped up a nasty blop off the bottom. Wasn't really chunks. Just some specks up metal (not much) and some goop.

Danstona 05-27-2009 11:02 AM

Sounds pretty normal to me.Transmission fluid will get discoloured from red to a brownish grey... best thing to do is flush it and then change filters and fluid. I had my trans fluid flushed and both filters changed. Just make sure they follow the guidelines of replacing the spin on inside the transmission. This filter if it is not installed properly can cause a problem with the truck not engaging reverse or drive from a cold start... it does go, but is slow to do so... Its something to do with the filter leaking out the fluid from the torque converter. Hope this helps....

GunDog1 05-27-2009 01:19 PM

It seems to be fine so far. The dealership did the service. So hopefully they no wat they are doing lol

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