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Old 05-27-2011, 09:35 PM
onerinconhill onerinconhill is offline
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Default Unusual behavior with transmission?

Today I was driving around a bit (I don't drive my truck very much, but today I was driving it for a good few hours, stopping to take photos, driving again, involving lots of steep hills, etc), and when I went to leave one spot, I put my truck in reverse and it worked fine, but then when I went to put it in drive, it just stayed, and didn't do the usual little jerk it does to let me know it's now in drive. I stepped on the gas and it still went, but the truck would instantly slow down again the second I let go of the gas, so I decided to go home.

I noticed that when going between 15-35, the truck doesn't really seem like it's gearing, but I can feel it going into first gear, and then it gives me a kind of jerking motion as its accelerating (resembling a flat tire I suppose) and when it gets to 40, it down shifts and drives fine afterwards (although there's about half as much power as usual).

I checked the fluid when I got home, and it looks like it may be empty (strange because I checked it recently and it was actually overfilled), but it's dark so I don't know for sure. Could the fluid being low be causing this though? I don't have transmission problems usually, and although it's noticeable when the truck is gearing, it doesn't have trouble doing it.
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Old 05-28-2011, 01:10 AM
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Default Re: Unusual behavior with transmission?

Could be the fluid being low...also it being overfilled might have caused it to spring a leak...Auto trans Im guessing, which means it would have a trans fluid cooler? trace those lines and look for wet spots if it really is low now.
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Old 05-28-2011, 10:07 PM
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Ok, I checked this morning and the fluid level was fine, so I took it for a drive. For the first few minutes, it drove totally normal, but then the same(ish) problem came back. The gears all shift fine, but it still does the strange jerking as if it is hesitating over 2K RPM, and most notably when I'm just coasting (like into a parking spot), the truck loses all power and basically just stops, like there is absolutely no coasting power in it now. Could something like a hose be lose or broken that could cause pressure loss? I have absolutely no idea. Does the description I gave at least make sense?
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Old 06-01-2011, 12:03 AM
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Oh my god.

The parking brake was on.
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Old 06-01-2011, 12:07 AM
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Old 06-01-2011, 12:07 AM
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Oh my god.

The parking brake was on.
oops! i think you better check your brakes for damage, esp if you did a long distance with the parking brake on. just a question did you not notice the parking brake light being on?
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Old 06-01-2011, 04:27 AM
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oh man thats too funny!! its nice to know it didnt cost you tranny repair. my shut downs were an old remote starter under the dash , took me hours to dio that one! great to hear everythings fine .
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:20 PM
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oops! i think you better check your brakes for damage, esp if you did a long distance with the parking brake on. just a question did you not notice the parking brake light being on?
My brakes seem fine now, but I should get them checked anyways? I need to get new ones anyways.

My brake light didn't come on for some reason, and since it's the foot pedal brake I didn't notice it.
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:24 PM
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My brakes seem fine now, but I should get them checked anyways? I need to get new ones anyways.

My brake light didn't come on for some reason, and since it's the foot pedal brake I didn't notice it.
could be the light bulb being burnt or the system not properly engaging. I would have your brakes inspected, you may have warped a disc (especially if you did a long distance with the E-brake on) but if the E-brake was applied and the system didnt engage (it could be seized or rusted if you dont use on a regular basis) you could be in the clear.
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Old 06-02-2011, 01:18 AM
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Oh my god.

The parking brake was on.
No! Haha >_<
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Old 06-07-2011, 06:40 PM
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Thats hillarious! Hopefully you just have some excessive brake wear at the least.
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