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2001 dodge durango a feeling that the transmission slipping

I just had a rebuilt tranmission but in my 2001 durango 2 months ago. But ever since then it has been in the shop everyother week because when I had the cruise control on it felt like it was slipping when I was going done the highway at any speed. now for the last 2 times that I brought it back in. I feels like it is slipping between 65 and 70. It will go up to 3 on the rpms and then drop back to 2. Only when it is running for at least 45 minutes or so. My machanic took it for a ride 30 minutes each way and felt it also but not as much as I did. He informed me that it is not the engine or the transmission. He doesnt know what the problem is and just to keep driving it..Im ready to call the DOT because I know that this isnt right .. and I also purchased it Dec 27th of 08. Can someone point me in the right direction..

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

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I agree with justin . either they reused something like a fried torque converter thinking it was good or it is something like leaky accumulator piston seals or they forgot to tighten the screw bolts on the valve body holding the sandwich together or the selonoid pack is loose or gasket was reused and worn or the pump body pressure springs were reused or the valve body clutch passage seals on the top of the valve body that press against the case body , and on and on .
Basically it comes down to one of 3 things Either the torque converter is no good or they used the wrong one with a stall speed too high OR the pump gears or the assembly is fried or leaking and therefore faulty OR there is a faulty seal or seals somewhere else in the drivetrane components or the valve body assembly. And that is it the shop that did it probably cut some corners or reused borderline parts or just did a crappy job of assembling it. But in order to find out it needs to be examined (removed disassembled every part and piece examined looking for the above or casting cracks then carefully reassembled and then it would be nice to dyno test it first BEFORE CRAMMING IT BACK IN THE VEHICLE ) remember even brand new parts can be damaged especially seals if not installed properly or carefully.
It kinda sounds like they know they ****** up and they don't want to assume the cost of finding out what they did wrong or didn't do right.
Sometimes it is just faster and cheaper in the long run to take it to a verified professional with a stellar reputation and just have it fixed right. Remember a good mechanic would not blow you off with shrugged shoulders he would make it his mission to resolve this issue "on his dime" immediately as a matter of honor toward the client and professional ethics . If not, then you have your answer as to the kind of shop you are dealing with and whether or not you the customer mean anything to them.

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If the engine is reving from 2000 to 3000 rpm going down the road with out speeding up it is sliping in the trans something was not done right with the rebuild you need to have the tranny gone back through

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