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Old 09-06-2013, 12:46 PM
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I think he means the actual shifter cable (PRND12) being out of adjustment?
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HemiLonestar is correct. I mean the gearshift cable. That's all that is mentioned in the manual, that it may be "out of adjustment". But doesn't tell me where to find it, nor how to adjust it, nor how to tell if I am adjusting it properly. It was subsequent searches for adjusting this cable that lead me to an instruction saying the cable comes through the firewall where the throttle cable comes through, but runs to the transmission.

In other news. I drove around today experimenting with different throttle inputs, & using the tow/haul setting. Interestingly, with tow/haul engaged, I had no slippage whatsoever, and all my shifts were smooth. Without it engaged, I would get slippage from a stop, though not as bad as the other day. Just a hesitation and then it grabs. The more throttle I give it from a stop, the quicker it grabs. Subsequent shifts are jerkier without the tow/haul set. All the T/H does is tell the computer to shift at higher rpms though, correct?
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Hmmmm... Tow/Haul mode should not make any difference in how it launches from a stop (as far as I know).

I would suspect you have a low line pressure problem, and that when you step into it, and engine speed comes up, the LP also comes up (which finally fully applies your UD clutch and lets you take off).

So I would definitely drop the pan and re-check the filters.
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Well, it's better, but I'm not sure what exactly fixed it. I got a chance to drop the pan yesterday and go through all the things you listed. Nothing felt loose, but I pulled the filter and snout out, then pushed it back in, didn't hear any click like it engaged to anything, but it wouldn't go any farther. Unscrewed the spin on filter and put it back on. Fluid looks & smells good, so I reused it, straining it through a paint filter.

All systems are go again. No slipping, but I do get some jerkiness into drive like before, which I'm sure is my high idle. That's what I'm tackling now.

If you're thinking low line pressure, which makes sense to me, and I can't get a "click" out of the filter snout, I'm wondering if maybe it seats fairly tight when pressed in, but rattles itself loose enough over time to lose some pressure? I'll have to keep an eye on it and see if the problem returns in a few miles.

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The sump filter snout just slides up into the pump bore; there is no "click" or retainer to hold it in. Since it is on an angle, the retaining screw (at the other end) should keep it from falling out (it would have to slide slightly rearward in order to come out of the bore). Of course, this assumes that the filter snout is properly engaged into the pump bore seal when the retaining screw is installed. But if you pushed it up snugly into the pump bore, and then installed the screw, you should be OK.
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