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Old 12-30-2015, 10:52 AM
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Or fuck up an Automatic transmission. But then again, that's probably me not Shaun.
Definitely you. Mine just randomly took a crap. One minute I had reverse, the next minute reverse and neutral turned into forward gears.
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Old 12-30-2015, 11:16 AM
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Looks simple enough.
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Old 12-30-2015, 11:16 AM
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Yeah the new transmission came with a new torque converter and I cant remember if we drained the cooler but its an 03 and I plan to take it somewhere to get the code read I'm just afraid to drive it so I don't know rather to trailer it or just drive it 35 mile round trip.. And the more I think about it I think we put mercon in it because I couldn't find amsoil and a few guys said if it's a used tranny your better off to put regular tranny fluid in it rather than a synthetic
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Old 12-30-2015, 08:32 PM
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That code won't help you. When you see metal shavings, you're done. Game over. You have no choice but to get another one, or rebuild. And make absolute sure you do a complete flush, or you'll be right down this road again.
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Old 12-30-2015, 08:45 PM
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I'm willing to bet if you had flushed the cooler, your transmission would still be working.

Sadly...you won't believe how many people don't think about flushing the cooler or lines after a transmission failure. Hell, there's one company out there that won't sell you a reman transmission or a new one without you buying a NEW cooler and NEW lines as well.
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Old 02-01-2016, 06:41 AM
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Hey guys I know I kinda disappeared from this thread but I have been doing a little research and I hope I've found one promising info. Found some stuff about o rings going bad on servos and causing hard shifts and throwing codes and was jsut wondering if anyone could elaborate on this or if anyone has heard of or had this issue
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Old 02-01-2016, 01:26 PM
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Bad O-rings don't cause metal shavings. Just like jet fuel can't melt steel beams.

Stop reading on the internet. It won't solve your problem. Get a new(or rebuilt) transmission, get a COMPLETE transmission system flush, and be done with it.
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Old 02-01-2016, 02:00 PM
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Bad O-rings don't cause metal shavings. Just like jet fuel can't melt steel beams.
What you did there, I see it.

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Hey guys I know I kinda disappeared from this thread but I have been doing a little research and I hope I've found one promising info. Found some stuff about o rings going bad on servos and causing hard shifts and throwing codes and was jsut wondering if anyone could elaborate on this or if anyone has heard of or had this issue
Complete rebuilt 5R55E online runs about 1000 bucks. Shop install +/- 500 bucks.

Like Shaun said, if there's metal shavings, it's game over.
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Old 02-06-2016, 05:50 PM
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So I've done some reading and found some guys replacing it boring servo sleeves or replacing the I rings, do u guys know anything about this? Also was wonderi,g of it was worth my time to replace valve body or at least valve body gaskets? I just want to get some ideas before I dive into whatever it is that I'm gonna do
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Old 02-06-2016, 05:55 PM
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My opinion, your transmission is fucked. A fluid flush or a new valve body is only a bandaid on a shotgun wound.
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Old 02-06-2016, 06:20 PM
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Default Re: O/d off light, hard shift to second and metal shavings........

Threads like this are why I hate automatics. Its such a bitter nut punch when they fail- thousands of dollars and unless its reman, theres no guarantee it wont fail again in 20k.

Unlike most manual guys, while I prefer driving a stick, I dont hate driving an auto. Wouldnt mind one new where I could ensure good maintenance throughout its life. But used? Blargh. At least if a manual fails you can fix it yourself with some effort.

In my opinion OP, the tranny is fucked. Shavings = game over. Either get a new reman and make damn sure the cooler and lines are flushed, get a junkyard auto and make damn sure the cooler and lines are flushed, or do a manual swap.

Sorry for your troubles- drivetrain problems are the most dreaded thing to experience besides a bent frame.
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Old 02-06-2016, 06:28 PM
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Not to be an ass, but I just wanted to highlight a couple things.

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When you see metal shavings, you're done. Game over. You have no choice but to get another one, or rebuild.
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Stop reading on the internet. It won't solve your problem. Get a new(or rebuilt) transmission, get a COMPLETE transmission system flush, and be done with it.
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Complete rebuilt 5R55E online runs about 1000 bucks. Shop install +/- 500 bucks. Like Shaun said, if there's metal shavings, it's game over.
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In my opinion OP, the tranny is fucked. Shavings = game over. Either get a new reman and make damn sure the cooler and lines are flushed, get a junkyard auto and make damn sure the cooler and lines are flushed, or do a manual swap.
These are your options ^^^^

Your gamble if you want to replace the valve body and/or filter. No promises that it will help. At most it's a bandaid.
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