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transimission woes.

when i purchased my truck the transmission was a little sketchy.. one problem is i can hear what sounds like a bearing at low rpms under a decent load, as if you were starting off in second gear.... because of this i changed the trans fluid and it did not go away , but on the drain plug i had quite a bit of metal stuck to the magnet .

which leads me to my next problem .. today we had some killer rain and the streets flooded . i made it through with no problems at all .. or so i though . the transmission is hard to get into gears sometimes now . mainly 1-3 . 4 and 5 work great .

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when you changed the fluid what kind did you use?
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dexron III / mercon valvoline atf fluid.
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dexron III / mercon valvoline atf fluid.
well thats the correct stuff... maybe change it again and see if you have the metal shavings there again hopefully you dont have any major problems inside there
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well thats the correct stuff... maybe change it again and see if you have the metal shavings there again hopefully you dont have any major problems inside there

thats what im thinkin about doing tommorow .. if it is bad .. i cant leave well enough alone. i wont fix it , ill just get the 302 in there sooner then i thought .
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have you checked your clutch fluid... you might be low or have a issue there... when my slave cyl. went out it had similar symptoms auch as not going into gear... pull the rubber grommet on your bellhousing and shine a flashlight up in there to see if there is any fluid on the slave or the clutch disk itself... if there is then thats the problem
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have you checked your clutch fluid... you might be low or have a issue there... when my slave cyl. went out it had similar symptoms auch as not going into gear... pull the rubber grommet on your bellhousing and shine a flashlight up in there to see if there is any fluid on the slave or the clutch disk itself... if there is then thats the problem

good call . i wanted to check today but there are literally cats and dogs falling from the sky . oh no!!!

ill be back when i figure something out . whatever it may be.
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when u changed it the first time did you smell the trans fluid you took out???
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tranny breather tube suckin in water?
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when u changed it the first time did you smell the trans fluid you took out???
yes , it smelled normal (like **** )


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tranny breather tube suckin in water?

where is this located ??

i havent had time to deal with the truck this weekend yet :( i hope i can get to it soon though. its quite annoying .
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I think most the breather tubes get routed to the engine bay... it would be unlikely. If you are having trouble getting into gear i'd check your slave cyl. also. How many miles do you have?
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I think most the breather tubes get routed to the engine bay... it would be unlikely. If you are having trouble getting into gear i'd check your slave cyl. also. How many miles do you have?

i only have 45,000 miles . is this a common thing on our trucks ? or am i looking at the fault of the previous owner ?
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i only have 45,000 miles . is this a common thing on our trucks ? or am i looking at the fault of the previous owner ?
our trucks have bad slave cyl... mine went at 49,000 and i know some other members who went as soon as 19,000 miles
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If you change out your tranny fluid again, you might want to do a transmission flush beforehand. If you're changing out the fluid anyhow, it couldn't hurt.
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