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Old 11-21-2012, 10:33 PM
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my tranny feels like its slipping and i noticed the other day that i anti-freeze was slowly dripping off the bottom of the tranny is that a sure sign that my tranny is slipping and its gonna blow?
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:31 PM
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my tranny feels like its slipping and i noticed the other day that i anti-freeze was slowly dripping off the bottom of the tranny is that a sure sign that my tranny is slipping and its gonna blow?
If there is anti-freeze dripping from the bell housing that means that you have a rusted out freeze plug, happened to me and mine didn't start leaking until the day after I put the transmission back on the engine.

As far as the transmission slipping, which gears is it slipping in?
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it feels like its slipping in all the gears because its not a smooth ride but when i get to about 45 mph it feels like im running with a flat tire so i brought it to a mechanic and i asked him if my rear end was slippping and he said that it was my tranny but i can still drive it it just shakes the whole time and then when i shut it off and turn it back on it will only shake at 45 mph
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it feels like its slipping in all the gears because its not a smooth ride but when i get to about 45 mph it feels like im running with a flat tire so i brought it to a mechanic and i asked him if my rear end was slippping and he said that it was my tranny but i can still drive it it just shakes the whole time and then when i shut it off and turn it back on it will only shake at 45 mph
Hmm sounds like an engine issue to me, if you have fuel issues you will get shaking and it will seem just like a transmission issue. But tell me does the tach needle jump around when it shakes? Also try doing everything you can to rule out the engine, some mechanics don't use there diagnostics tools and assume it is a transmission issue, generally because it is a dodge they will say transmission issue. But try vacuum and fuel pressure just to rule out the engine, fuel pressure should be in around 43 PSI, anything less than 40 PSI and you will run into problems eventually.
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i havent noticed the tach needle moving but ill look the next time i think of it and ill check out fuel pressure and what not tomorrow when i get down to the garage
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I had same issue and all post said to look at sooo much your head will spin but it is some simple things. mine was fuel pressure on a ram you cant test so you guess and it worked and now runs awesome but there are a lot of weak points that cause this same problem. ie TPS and tranny issues withe the OD unit. I went to a website for the tranny PATC and the raptor tranny and called them and they gave me the full breakdown on what causes this. Hope it helps a little.
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I had same issue and all post said to look at sooo much your head will spin but it is some simple things. mine was fuel pressure on a ram you cant test so you guess and it worked and now runs awesome but there are a lot of weak points that cause this same problem. ie TPS and tranny issues withe the OD unit. I went to a website for the tranny PATC and the raptor tranny and called them and they gave me the full breakdown on what causes this. Hope it helps a little.
I hope you know I specialize in the building and modification of torqueflite transmissions. As far as posts with lots of information, the more information the better. The last thing you want is to have one person say it is this part and you go out to the store spend the money only to find out that wasn't the problem. Going back to the more information the better, well the more information this gentleman can give me the better information I can give him. If his tach needle is jumping around alot when the truck begins to shake that can be due to slipping of the converter or the entire transmission. I am having a hard time believing it is transmission because if it is fuel related such as a dieing pump it will cause massive shaking. Just as you said, your issue was fuel related. I have had fuel pumps die on me before and I know the symptoms so that is why I said try a fuel pressure test first. Fuel pressure can be tested at the fuel rail.

So again don't be afraid to read, this is one reason why people today are stupid. Because they do not read.
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thanks for your input ill test the fuel pressure first so hopefully thats what it is
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