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How did the old fluid look? Dark, dirty brown, dirty red, clear red, good-about that scale, from bad to good. Dark fluid is burned fluid, and couldn't get much worse. Did you check for metal shavings or pieces of metal in the pan?
If you have no reason to suspect mechanical damage, it would be worth a good diagnosis by a transmission place. It could be a torque converter. If it has electronic shift points, there could be related trouble codes. On newer models the lock up solenoid is controlled by the computer. On newer, newer models there's so many computers, it's a traveling network.
Depending on age and mileage, most times it's a transmission rebuild or replacement choice, fewer times it can be repaired without a rebuild. If it's good for you otherwise, pay for a good diagnosis.
Posted on Feb 10, 2014
How bad was the fluid ? should have still been RED... Have you had the codes for the transmission check ? How many miles on this truck ?
Posted on Feb 10, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I had the same code on my 2001 dodge 2500. The truck wouldn't shift from 3-4. I pulled the trans pan off and replaced a broken spring ($2.00). It is behind a thin plate with 3-4 small torq screws. You don't have to remove the valvebody. Only took me 45 minutes to fix.
I would like to give thanks to Jeff Russel from Teal automotive. He said this is a very common problem. He sells any part for any automatic Transmision and his prices are very affordable.
Here is a link to the website.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Jul 19, 2009
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