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Old 02-04-2015, 10:52 PM
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Default 95 fzj80 transmission surging

Looking for a little help here. Today on my way to the meeting from Frisco and on the way home u der load my fzj started having some surging in the transmission. Since I bought it last year I had Stevinsons flush the trans and looking at the trans canle for adjustment. It has 181,000 and has shifted a little hard since I bought it with 173,000. I drive the divide a lot and run 35's with 4.88's. I have noticed some down shifting being a little harder lately but I thought it was in my head. When I took it to Stevinsons for the flush and cable check they said for its age the hard shift was normal and the cable adjustment was within spec. Has anyone else had any experience with this? Have a lot of trips planned with this rig this summer and its my primary driver. Let me know what you think maybe the issue. Its dark and snowy out so I will check fluids in the morning. Fyi the truck does not leak from the motor trans or transfer. Thanks, Steve
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Old 02-05-2015, 08:12 AM
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Update-warmed the truck up for 10 minutes this morning and then drove my 8 blocks to work and checked the tranny fluid when it was still running and the level on the dip stick is on cold. Looks like my tranny fluid is a little low. My question is does any of the fluid evaporate or did Stevinsons under fill it. It does not have any leaks and probably have 5,000 miles on the change.
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Old 02-05-2015, 09:30 AM
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What was the ambient temp? It could still be cold. A 10 minute warm up and 8 blocks is not very far. Drive it for twenty minutes or so and then check. You definitely don't want to over fill. Transmission fluids expands when hot, also check fluid color and smell.
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Old 02-05-2015, 09:58 AM
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I've had the same issue with low tranny fluid but I get the same surge in my 95 w 200k on the clock. Shift solenoids? I've often had the same question about the rough shifts.
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Old 02-05-2015, 01:50 PM
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Got some higway time in today and it was still showing a little low so put some lucas in it. Have to drive to denver tonight so we will see what happens.
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Old 02-06-2015, 03:22 PM
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Same problem after driving to Denver and getting worse.
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Old 02-07-2015, 01:59 PM
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Uh oh. Had that happen in an old s-10 blazer. As a lazy college kid I didn't top off the level in time and the clutches wore out and then poof! I led a smoke trail down the highway. Keep an eye on the fluid and keep it close to home for a while. See what develops.
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Does Stevinson "flush" or "fluid exchange." Power flush can stir things up. Fluid exchange (Slee and others have the machine) disconnects hoses and uses the tranny's own pumps to exchange fresh fluid for old.

Maybe there is just something dislodged and it will settle back down. Once or twice I've had it feel like surging or slippage for a few days and it goes away. Maybe I was running sand dunes or doing donuts in fresh snow. Or not.

Fluid will not evaporate. There is a tranny cooler/heater line to the radiator so a 10 minute warm up should get it warm with the weather we have been having, but have you checked it again hot?
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Old 02-08-2015, 08:16 AM
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Yes good point. I was told by my most trusted transmission guy to avoid having any flushes done for exactly that reason. For just a few more dollars it's worth having trans fluid exchanged properly or go ahead and have the system fully serviced.
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I did re-check it hot and it was a half quart low. I am actually not sure if they exchanged or flushed. I would have to check.
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