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Old 12-03-2017, 09:59 PM
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Default Is my trans going out?!

Mileage 192,000 miles now. My transmission has started grinding loudly when going up at highway speed up a steep pass - like up from Georgetown to Downieville. It has a harsh grinding sound along with a mechanical shudder and rattle.

I have had episodes that my Reverse gear is not working at times. Those two things have got me worried about it. Are these signs of its imminent demise?

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I should also add that I was not towing anything at the time. I've had two passengers with me and some light gear. I plan on checking the ATF fluid level and color tomorrow and I'll report on that.
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Old 12-04-2017, 11:02 AM
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James...have you done any service to your tranny? Dropped pan to check screens? Full fluid exchange using "Rodney" or other?

What about your T-Case? Are you sure the growling is coming from tranny? These transmissions rarely fail, so this is why I question.

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Old 12-04-2017, 12:05 PM
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if you end up needing one, i have one i bought from robbie that i'm not going to use now. i'll sell it for what i paid
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:37 AM
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@Paul - no, I have not done any transmission service work on it.... it could be the Transfer Case, I don't know. The transfer case has signs of being serviced in the past. Yes, I should drop a pan on it and change the trans fluid in it to check its condition. What is the "Rodney" you mentioned?
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:31 AM
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rodney is an australian who has a company that specializes in trans upgrades. wholesale automatic transmissions, iirc
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See post # 4
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/foru...t=rodney+flush
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