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Old 02-25-2010, 05:07 AM
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Is there a means of finding out if the tranny has been slipping but checking for trouble codes in the computer?

Occasionally and intermittently (there doesn't seem to be a consistent pattern) my tranny will act as though it's slipping. This happens when the truck hasn't warmed up yet, and when it's at normal op temp....

I'll go from park to reverse, and there is about a 2-3 second delay before it'll drop into gear. If I'm not paying attention the engine will rev up then slam in when it engages (I've since been making sure I feel the "thunk" before I drive off). This happens both at normal op temp and when the truck has only been run for a couple of minutes. I try not to ever just start the truck and take off, typically will let it run for a minute or two.

Every now and again, while accelerating from an almost stop (sort of like what you'd do at a yield sign with traffic coming) using moderate to a little more heavy than moderate acceleration it feels as though the tranny is slipping. I'll get higher RPMs, then I'll feel hit slam into gear, or it'll downshift forcefully with a "clunk".

Neither of these "problems" do not happen often, and I doubt that I'd be able to duplicate them on demand. I also have not had anything come up saying there was a problem, or a check engine light etc. My first thought was low tranny fluid, but I've had no puddles and don't have a tranny dipstiick.

I've got the lifetime warranty, so I'm not real worried about the cost, just don't want to drop the tranny while on the way somewhere. I have the truck in to the stealership every 2500-3000 miles (they're still giving me free oil changes) so s'poedly it's checked out often....

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Just had the exact same problem with mine! Took my truck to the dealer and they found some wires that had cut for some reason. All they had to do was solder them back together and flash the computer and its completely normal now. They had it found and fixed before lunch. Only cost $85! Might be the same thing with yours cause thats exactly how mine acted and if its more serious your lifetime powertrain outta cover it. Hope that helps
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thanks...

to my way of thinking... the lifetime should cover it no matter what the problem is....

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if thats not the case try the tps!! Im havin issues with mine now and sense the transmissions are electronically shifted that is the first to go bad
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Keep it simple to start with. Check the trans fluid level and have it scanned for codes. If your powertrain warranty is still in effect, let your dealer have a crack at it.
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