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Old 01-03-2013, 05:00 AM
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I wouldnt assume the trans is shot. If you can still shift it manually then your trans is ok... yea its a PIA but that will tell you that your trans is still ok. As far as your slipping issues. They seem random. Sounds more like your fluid is low.. how did you check your fluid? Many people dont know that you have to have the truck runnning and warmed up with it in neutral and emergency brake on to properly check trans fluid. Your trans fluid doesnt circulate while in park. Thats why it must be checked in neutral. Double check your fluid and smell for a burnt type of smell. It is very distinct and easily noticeable but remember that your used fluid isnt new so dont mistake regular used fluid with new fluid smell.
Also check your TPS (throttle position sensor), check your grounds, check to make sure your wire harness hasnt wiggled a little loose from your PCM. Check all your connections on the outside of the trans. Youd be surprised how much havoc one little loose connection can cause.
And to be on the safe side go ahead and do a service and be sure to check your pan for anything out of the ordinary. It wouldnt hurt to replace the governor pressure solenoid and pressure sensor while your doing that. Very easy to do. Hope this helps.
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