Apr 102018
 

2010 Chavy Impala

I have had no problem with my transmission then Thursday night, after stopping at a stop sign when I went to take off, it wouldn’t move I finally tried 3 no luck, went down to 2 it moved, after getting up to speed I was able to slide in back into drive, but every time I stopped I would have to drop it back down to 2, Friday morning they added fluid to it, when I left for work I had to drop it down to 1, when I tried to shift it back up to drive it wouldn’t go, can a transmission go out that quick or could it be something else?


Can a transmission go out that quick?

Short answer, Yes. Heat is the number one cause for a transmission burning up. A unit low on fluid is exposed to even more heat and would hurry the process. That being said, in most cases if the transmission is burned up the fluid color will be dark and have a burnt smell. If the fluid looks nice and clean then the odds are it is an issue with the valve body solenoids.

How to check transmission fluid color

Finally, using a white paper towel dab a little bit of fresh transmission fluid on it. This will give you something to compare the current fluid color to. No add a little bit of the cars transmission fluid next to the clean on the paper towel and compare.

 

Need help with pulling a 2000 Volkswagen Passat transmission!!! anyone !!

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Jul 312017
 

Volkswagen Passat

I have never done a Volkswagen transmission before. I have done a few R&R s on Chevy’s and Ford’s but no Volkswagen’s. So if any one can help me out with a few tips or what I need to do or don’t do I would be grateful. I have heard a couple of things that I may have to do to pull this transmission like pull the starter to get to a bolt from the starter hole. and had someone told me that you can not get to the the torque converter bolts too pull the trans. I am a little lost on this so if anyone can help me out I would be grateful… thanks   gene


Volkswagen Passat Transmission Removal

Not sure of any tips or tricks for this one myself. I will add the auto repair manual procedure for reference and post in case some others may have something to add.

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Mar 032017
 

2000 Chevy Blazer2000 Chevy Blazer transmission, when I checked fluid level it was always hella high. 4×4 selector buttons never worked. Going down the freeway offramp I feel a slight thud and continue to light. Light turns green I go but seems like no power. Get to next light and on green, Nothing! I switch to park then back to D, D2,D1, Nothing! I put it in reverse, BOOM! I have reverse! I try drive again but nothing. I tow it home but its the same. My question is, fixable or must I replace???? thanks Joe Sison


RESPONSE

My guess would be replace. The thud and then a boom would lead me to believe something major took place. And the outcome ain’t good.

Feb 282017
 

1994 Ford F150 XLTtransmission wont shift into 3rd goes into like a neutral until i slow down or shift to l1


RESPONSE

Sounds like the transmission fluid level is low or there is internal damage. Check the fluid level first and note the color. If the level is low top it off and retest. If the fluid level is full and looks burnt or dark, this is a sign of internal clutches being burnt. Clear or clean looking fluid would indicate and internal electrical component failure.

Transmission Shift Linkage Adjustments

Shift Rod

  1. With the engine stopped, place the transmission selector lever at the steering column in the D position for the C6 or the D overdrive position for the AOD and E4OD, and hold the lever against the stop by hanging an 8 lb. weight from the lever handle.
  2. Loosen the shift rod adjusting nut at the transmission lever.
  3. Shift the manual lever at the transmission to the D position, two detents from the rear. On the F-150 with 4WD and Bronco, move the bell crank lever.
  4. With the selector lever and transmission manual lever in the D or D overdrive position, tighten the adjusting nut to 12–18 ft. lbs. (16–24 Nm). Do not allow the rod or shift lever to move while tightening the nut. Remove the weight.
  5. Check the operation of the shift linkage.

Shift Cable

  1. With the engine stopped, place the transmission selector lever at the steering column in the D position for the C6 or the D overdrive position for the AODE-W, 4R70W and E4OD.
  2. Hang a 3 lb. (1.4 kg) weight on the end of the shift lever.
  3. Pry the end of the shift cable from the transmission control lever ball stud.
  4. Unlock the adjuster body, release the lock tab on the top side of the cable by pushing down on the 2 tangs.
  5. Check to be sure the cable moves freely without binding.
  6. Move the lever on the transmission all the way rearward and then 3 detent positions forward.
  7. Holding the cable end fitting, push the cable rearward until the end fitting lines up with the manual control lever ball stud.
  8. Push up on the lock tab to lock the adjuster body in the correctly adjusted position. Be sure the locator tab is properly seated in the bracket.
  9. Make certain the shift cable is clipped to the floor pan at the white cable mark and the cable is routed into the tunnel.
  10. Adjust the shift indicator pointer while the transmission is still in the overdrive position.
  11. Remove the weight and check the control lever in all shift positions.
Feb 282017
 

2003 Ford F350It’s the 6.0L Powerstroke. Just replaced transmission and now the transmission thinks it’s in drive and will not shift out. Nor will it crank.


RESPONSE

First thing would be to double check your installation. Look close at the gear selector switch. Did you use the old one off the old transmission or did you install a new one. Was it installed correctly if changed. Did the new one look the same as the old one. Could it have been installed wrong? Just a few questions to answer in order to help determine the cause of the problem.

Dec 162016
 

1998 Dodge DakotaWhen I put my 1998 Dodge Dakota SLT V6 3.9 Liter in reverse it does fine. But when I put in drive its sluggish. Then does OK going down the road for a bit. Then the RPM goes all way to 3 almost 4 til it gets in gear. But after awhile it drives normally. A family member that is a mechanic for 15 years said its the transmission filter and a guy at auto store said the same. My truck is automatic.


RESPONSE

Did you try a new Transmission filter?

Look to make sure your transmission fluid level is full. If it is low, repair the leak and top off the fluid level and test. Look at the fluid color. If the color is dark and burnt smelling it may be too late. Burnt transmission fluid color is an indication of worn internal clutches. But in most all cases, replacing the transmission fluid and filter is first course of action to take. Most damage to a transmission is done from excessive heat.

TRANSMISSION OIL TEMPERATURE WARNING LAMP – description and operation

The transmission oil temperature warning lamp gives an indication when the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) has detected that the automatic transmission oil is overheated. The lamp is controlled by the instrument cluster circuitry. It is based upon messages received from the PCM on the Chrysler Collision Detection (CCD) data bus. The PCM sends lamp-on messages for about two seconds. This is when the ignition switch is turned to the On position as a bulb test.

Following the bulb test, the PCM uses an input from the automatic transmission oil temperature sensor located within the transmission, along with its internal programming, to decide whether a condition exists that requires the transmission oil temperature warning lamp to be turned on. The PCM then sends the proper messages to the instrument cluster on the CCD data bus to turn the lamp on or off. When the instrument cluster receives a message to turn the transmission oil temperature warning lamp on, it also sends a chime tone request to the Central Timer Module (CTM).

 

Sep 142016
 

2006 Hyundai TiburonHi, I need some help. Just over a week ago I bought a used 2006 Tiburon A/T with 116,000km on it. It looks great and drove fine until yesterday, when suddenly it refused to shift into second gear after stopping at a traffic light. I was on a busy road and couldn’t really push the transmission to see if it would eventually shift, but the rpm definitely went to about 4,000 without shifting. It happened after shifting from N into D, and I think I took my foot off the brake a little to early – I felt the car jolting a bit forward when I shifted into D. After parking and restarting the car, it worked fine. Has anyone had a similar problem? Does this mean the transmission is toast, or is it a sensor issue, or any other ideas what it could be? The transmission fluid seems fine and I can see no leaks under the car.


RESPONSE

You stated “After parking and restarting the car, it worked fine.” With that said, It may have just been a glitch.

As for taking your foot off the brake too early shifting from neutral to drive… This is commonly referred to as a “Neutral Drop”. This is considered Hot Rodding and is performed to try and get the tires to spin. It will cause internal damage to the transmission if repeated. Sometimes it only takes one time to cause damage.

If the transmission shifts OK now, try to refrain from placing the transmission in neutral. It may tempt you to do it again. Once the car is placed in drive there really isn’t a reason to touch the shifter until you need to place it in Park.

If the transmission no longer shifts correctly, you have damaged it internally.

Aug 272016
 

2005 Dodge MagnumRecently, I have been driving and while accelerating into 3rd gear, the car jerks, then I gear a thumping noise… What could this be?


RESPONSE

Since the thumping noise doesn’t occur until you accelerated into top gear I think it may be transmission related.  It would be a good idea to check the transmission fluid level and make sure it is full and looks nice and clean. If the fluid looks dark or burnt, there may be a more significant internal problem. Could be a solenoid sticking internally in the transmission. There may be a code stored that may assist in locating the exact issue. The Dodge Magnum came with 2 different transmissions, the 42RLE and the NAG1. You may want to have a reputable transmission shop perform the computer diagnostics with there scan tool since they are kinda of expensive. An average scan tool will not pull transmission codes, they just pull engine codes. If by chance you do have a good scan tool that will extract transmission codes here are the procedures to follow.

42RLE PRE-DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURE

Diagnostic Test

42RLE PRE-DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURE

Low fluid level can be the cause of many transmission problems. If the fluid level is low locate and repair the leak then check and adjust the fluid level per the Service Information.

Always perform diagnostics with a fully charged battery to avoid false symptoms.

With the scan tool, read Engine DTC’s. Check and repair all Engine DTC’s prior to performing any transmission symptom diagnostics.

With the scan tool, read Transmission DTC’s. Record all DTC’s and 1 Trip Failures.

Diagnose 1 Trip Failures as a fully matured DTC.

Using the wiring diagram/schematic as a guide, inspect the wiring and connectors. Repair as necessary.

Perform the Shift Lever Position Test. If the test does not pass, refer to Symptom test for P0706 Check Shifter Signal.

For Gear Ratio DTC’s, check and record all CVI’s.

Most DTC’s set on start up but some must be set by driving the vehicle such that all diagnostic monitors have run.

Verify flash level of Powertrain Control Module. Some problems are corrected by software upgrades to the Transmission and Engine software.

42RLE TRANSMISSION VERIFICATION TEST – VER 1

1. After completion of the Transmission Verification Test, the Powertrain Verification Test must be performed.

2. Connect the scan tool to the Data Link Connector (DLC).

3. Reconnect any disconnected components.

4. With the scan tool, erase all Transmission DTC’s, also erase the PCM DTC’s.

5. Perform *PRNDL FAULT CLEARING PROCEDURE after completion of repairs for P0706 CHECK SHIFTER SIGNAL.

6. With the scan tool, display Transmission Temperature. Start and run the engine until the Transmission Temperature is HOT, above 43° C or 110° F.

7. Check the transmission fluid and adjust if necessary.

8. If the Powertrain Control Module or Torque Converter has been replaced, or if the Transmission has been repaired or replaced, it is necessary to perform the scan tool Quick Learn Procedure.

9. If the Powertrain Control Module or Front Control Module has been replaced you must reset the Pinion Factor in the Front Control Module.

10. Road test the vehicle. With the scan tool, monitor the engine RPM. Make 15 to 20 1-2, 2-3, 3-4 upshifts. Perform these shifts from a standing start to 45 mph with a constant throttle opening of 20 to 25 degrees.

11. Below 25 MPH, make 5 to 8 wide open throttle kickdowns to 1st gear. Allow at least 5 seconds each in 2nd and 3rd gear between each kickdown.

12. For a specific DTC, drive the vehicle to the Symptom’s When Monitored/When Set conditions to verify the DTC is repaired.

13. If equipped with AutoStick®, upshift and downshift several times using the AutoStick® feature during the road test.

14. Use the EATX OBDII task manager to run Good Trip time in each gear, this will confirm the repair and to ensure that the DTC has not re-matured.

15. Check for Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC’s) during the road test. If a DTC sets during the road test , return to the Symptom list and perform the appropriate symptom.

16. Erase P0700 DTC in the PCM to turn the MIL light off after making transmission repairs.

NAG1 PRE-DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURE

Low fluid level can be the cause of many transmission problems. If the fluid level is low, locate and repair the leak then check and adjust the fluid level in accordance with the Service Information.

Always perform diagnostics with a fully charged battery to avoid false symptoms.

With the scan tool, read the engine DTCs. Check and repair all engine DTCs prior to performing transmission symptom diagnostic procedures.

With the scan tool, read and record all Transmission DTCs.

If the TCM detects and stores a DTC, the TCM also stores the vehicles operating conditions under which the DTC originally set and is located in scan tool under Environmental Data. Before erasing any stored DTCs, record any available data to assist in duplicating the conditions in which the DTC originally set.

Using the wiring diagram/schematic as a guide, inspect the wiring and connectors. Check connectors – Clean/repair as necessary.

Most DTCs set on start up but some must be set by driving the vehicle such that all diagnostic monitors have run.

Verify flash level of transmission controller. Some problems are corrected by software upgrades to the transmission controller. Verify no variant DTCs are present. If variant DTCs are present, perform their re spective test first.

If the TCM (EGS) is flashed, perform a EGS initialization with the scan tool to relearn variant coding.

NAG1 TRANSMISSION VERIFICATION TEST – VER 1

Reconnect any disconnected components.

Connect the scan tool to the Data Link Connector.

With the scan tool, erase ABS DTCs.

With the scan tool, erase PCM DTCs.

With the scan tool, erase TCM DTCs.

With the scan tool, display the Transmission temperature. Start and run the engine until the Transmission temperature is above 43° C (110° F).

Check the Transmission fluid and adjust if necessary. Refer to the Service Information for the proper Fluid Fill procedure.

If internal repairs were performed and the shift quality is still poor, it may be necessary to check the internal repair.

If the TCM (EGS) is flashed or replaced, with the scan tool, perform a EGS initialization to relearn variant coding.

If internal transmission repairs are performed or replacement of the Transmission Control Module, perform a TCM ADAPTATION procedure. (Refer to 8 – ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULES/TRANSMISSION CONTROL MODULE – STANDARD PROCEDURE)

ROAD TEST PROCEDURE

Road test the vehicle. Make fifteen to twenty 1–2, 2–3, 3–4, and 4–5 upshifts.

Perform these shifts from a standing start to 72 Kmh (45 MPH) with a constant throttle opening of 20 to 25 degrees.

With speeds below 40 Kmh (25 MPH), make five to eight wide open throttle kickdowns to 1st gear. Allow at least 5 seconds each in 2nd and 3rd gear between each kickdown.

With the scan tool, read Transmission DTCs.