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Old 05-22-2012, 10:49 PM
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Default SharaDon 545RFE part III

To recap I have had ongoing problems with my transmission which I have written about under two other threads. "SharaDon 545RFE transmission cooler needed" and then "SharaDon 545-RFE HELP!!!". The latest finding after dropping my truck off at University Dodge in Davie, FL was that the transmission pan was dented upward blocking the intake tube. The pan was taken off and straightened out and I eagerly awaited a phone call today to inform me that that was the whole problem. But alas, Murphy has struck again!!!!! I spoke to the service manager who advised me again that the transmission cooler flowed well and did not appear to have any blockages, the transmission fluid had no pieces in it and didn't appear burnt, the dent was fixed in the pan and reinstalled however...... it still wasn't working right! He said that when the truck was cold it drove like it had a 6000rpm stall converter in it and was giving a transmission fluid pressure reading of around 30psi. He said after 1 minutes of driving he could feel a clunk, the reading would be over 86psi and it felt like it was shifting good. He said he let it cool off and it would repeat this process for the first 1 minutes until it warmed up and the PSI increased. He said he believed this was caused by a pressure regulator valve sticking and guestimated the dealer's cost to fix this to be around $1600-1700. I contacted Denny at SharaDon Performance who said that it sounded like "leakdown" from the torque converter which sometimes happens when you have a high stall torque converter and let it sit for a few hours. He said if this was the problem it could be cured by starting the car and leaving it idle in N for 20-30 seconds before beginning to drive it. To make sure there was no breakdown in communication Denny agreed to get on the phone with me and the Service Manager from the dealership tomorrow and try and sort it all out to see if it does indead appear to be the torque converter or a sticking presssure regulator valve. Finger's again crossed, phone call coming up after 1pm tomorrow. As a side note, and to further prove Murphy is doing well, I was informed that the single 3" Magnaflow muffler and turn down connected to my America Racing Headers Y pipe just fell off while the Service Manager was test driving my truck and now resided in the bed!!!!!!
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