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Old 08-31-2009, 06:46 PM
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Default I've dreaded this....Tranny probs.

The one thing I've heard about with these old trucks is the tranny going out. Well hate to say it, but today for the first time my ss/t was having some slipping it seemed. Granted, I don't hit the gas too hard too often, but on the highway today there was an idiot going 50, so I went flying by, laid into the gas, and it seemed to slip (unless I was burning out...unlikely.) And I let off instantly. It seems under strenuous conditions the tranny kind of craps out.

I can't neccessairly say the tranny is going out, but if that is the case, how much does a rebuild cost? Would I be better off with a new one? I can't afford much, this may be the last breath of my SS/T.
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Old 08-31-2009, 06:53 PM
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Out of curiosity, when was the last time you did a fluid flush, and/or flush and filter swap?

One of my other vehicles had a TON of shifting problems that were fixed when the liquid charcoal that was the tranny fluid was replaced. (My father can't take care of anything apparently)
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Old 08-31-2009, 07:19 PM
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Filter could most likely be replaced. And it could use a flush I believe. I'll get on that.
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Pull the dipstick and smell the fluid . Is it red or is it burnt .
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My dad just had his rebuilt (99). I think the guy did it for $1300. Keep in mind he was pulling Tag Elder stumps out so he was asking for it.
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Pull the dipstick and smell the fluid . Is it red or is it burnt .
Red, I'm not too sure what i'm smelling for. It was kind of funky though.

and 1300 will take a while!
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and 1300 will take a while!
it always does, big brother... that is a bad ass truck though... this guy had one in my niehborhood about the time I got my license... he'd be driving home from work doing about 15mph (locked in first gear) everyday like clockwork. I still had an old cutlass then so I was definately jeolous...

and you'll know the difference between gunky and burnt... you'll just know
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Hopefully the front pump is not acting up on you. I hear that is a weak link in the mid 90s transmissions.
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It seems another ram owner (99) has the EXACT same problem, as posted in another thread. I'm going down to Walt's today to get it flushed and a new filter... Hope it works.
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