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Old 07-06-2011, 12:03 PM
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hey guys just need some help figuring out what the issue might be with my truck. i have 1996 ram 1500 with the 318 auto tranny would rather fix it than get a new car (would have to be a little asian car). so i was driving the truck one day and decided to get on the gas and after a few seconds it seemed to drop into neutral but when i let off the gas it started goin again but when i stopped at a light i realized that it would make a squeak every few seconds. after i let it sit a little while i decided to try and drive it around to figure it out and it got worse from the start. if i stopped at a light i would here the squeak but once the light was green i would be easy with the gas and it seemed like it wasnt completely catching. i was goin like 5 mph but my engine was doin 2500 rpm. after a lil while of easing through the light it would finally catch after a few on and offs of the gas. later on i found out that the transmission fluid smells burnt, level is fine along with the color but it just smells burnt. im hoping that it will be a cheaper fix than a whole transmission any help that you can give will be great.
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hey guys just need some help figuring out what the issue might be with my truck. i have 1996 ram 1500 with the 318 auto tranny would rather fix it than get a new car (would have to be a little asian car). so i was driving the truck one day and decided to get on the gas and after a few seconds it seemed to drop into neutral but when i let off the gas it started goin again but when i stopped at a light i realized that it would make a squeak every few seconds. after i let it sit a little while i decided to try and drive it around to figure it out and it got worse from the start. if i stopped at a light i would here the squeak but once the light was green i would be easy with the gas and it seemed like it wasnt completely catching. i was goin like 5 mph but my engine was doin 2500 rpm. after a lil while of easing through the light it would finally catch after a few on and offs of the gas. later on i found out that the transmission fluid smells burnt, level is fine along with the color but it just smells burnt. im hoping that it will be a cheaper fix than a whole transmission any help that you can give will be great.
I live in Flagler, if you drive your truck up I can take a look at it for you and if I can fix it I surely will do it for free. If the fluid smells burnt you should have the fluid flushed, usually burnt isn't good. Actually it really is never good. How many miles are on it by the way?
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it has about 215K. the only problem right now is that i cant exactly drive it anywhere right now. its sitting at a farm in new smyrna waiting for a guy to look at it. im starting to think it might be the torque converter but not completely sure
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it has about 215K. the only problem right now is that i cant exactly drive it anywhere right now. its sitting at a farm in new smyrna waiting for a guy to look at it. im starting to think it might be the torque converter but not completely sure
Well burnt fluid is never a good sign. Their may be more to it then a torque converter, it could actually be a simple thing such as the TPS to the TCC. But usually if it's a TCC issue you will throw a MIL code. Anyway's if you want I can drive down with some tools and take a look for you, just pay for the gas and that's it. I might be able to fix it on the spot if not then at least you have as second opinion of what's wrong. But it is possible the torque converter is shot the OEM ones I can say do suck. But the burnt fluid is rising concern. Anyways you think about it and I'll think about what might be wrong, but first step is to yea get it moving so you can have a fluid exchanger hooked up because you're going to want to have that old fluid removed before you really fix anything because the old fluid won't do it's job for replaced parts if you know what I mean.

Please keep me posted, I am very interested in this issue.
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