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Old 10-21-2013, 09:50 PM   #1
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So my trany was kinda lagy the other day well I did a trany service and no if I step on it my car just revs up but if I ease into it my car shifts just fine but is a little iffy down shifting my friend told me it was my torque converter has anyone had this problem
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So my trany was kinda lagy the other day well I did a trany service and no if I step on it my car just revs up but if I ease into it my car shifts just fine but is a little iffy down shifting my friend told me it was my torque converter has anyone had this problem
mine kinda did the same thing,(AOD-E) I had to manually shift it to get going...try checking the fluid and filter, smell the fluid to see if it smells burned. take it to a tranny shop and let them drive it and ride with them and talk to them as they do it to make sure they ain't lying just to get you to spend 1500 to rebuild...all mine needed was a converter so I upgraded to a 2100 stall it cost me around 600$ total
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What sort of service? Did they fully drain the trans and flush the converter too or was it just a drain/fill of the pan? Could be any number of things but it sounds like the converter isn't doing its job as was said. The converter is just a big fat clutch when it boils down to it.
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See I did the service myself and it didn't smell burnt but I didn't drain the converter I bought a new on so I'll see if that works
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See I did the service myself and it didn't smell burnt but I didn't drain the converter I bought a new on so I'll see if that works
How many miles are on it? It's not wise to flush high mileage automatics when the fluid hasn't been changed for a long long time. If you want to change tranny fluid then you should do it every 30 thousand miles not at 30 thousand and then at 120 thousand. The clutch packs wear out and there material floats around and acts as friction material, if it was broader line black when you changed it then that's most likely your problem. Otherwise it's the torque converter.
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How many miles are on it? It's not wise to flush high mileage automatics when the fluid hasn't been changed for a long long time. If you want to change tranny fluid then you should do it every 30 thousand miles not at 30 thousand and then at 120 thousand. The clutch packs wear out and there material floats around and acts as friction material, if it was broader line black when you changed it then that's most likely your problem. Otherwise it's the torque converter.
Well I work at a shop and I looked it up for my car and it said at 90000 miles and I have almost 92 but the fluid wasn't black it was still red so hopefully I'm gonna replace the converter this weekend
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How many miles are on it? It's not wise to flush high mileage automatics when the fluid hasn't been changed for a long long time. If you want to change tranny fluid then you should do it every 30 thousand miles not at 30 thousand and then at 120 thousand. The clutch packs wear out and there material floats around and acts as friction material, if it was broader line black when you changed it then that's most likely your problem. Otherwise it's the torque converter.
What you are talking about is a transmission back flush not a converter flush and a trans drain/fill like I said. And no, the whole transmission back flush should not be done.

Flushing the converter is a simple trick that ppl who don't have converters with drain plugs use to get all the old cruddy fluid out. You drain the trans, do the filter and re-fill it. Then you pull the fluid return line off the trans cooler and throw it in a bucket. Start the car, put it in D with the wheels chocked/brake on and have 2 buddies with you. Buddy 1 starts pouring fresh fluid in through the trans dipstick while buddy sits in the car with his foot on the brake just for safety and to kill it as soon as you say. Keep adding fluid until clean fluid is dumping into the bucket. Shut the car off, hook everything back up and fill the rest of the way until the level is where it should be on the trans dipstick.

This is how I have to flush my Expy's converter every 30-50k or so.
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What you are talking about is a transmission back flush not a converter flush and a trans drain/fill like I said. And no, the whole transmission back flush should not be done.

Flushing the converter is a simple trick that ppl who don't have converters with drain plugs use to get all the old cruddy fluid out. You drain the trans, do the filter and re-fill it. Then you pull the fluid return line off the trans cooler and throw it in a bucket. Start the car, put it in D with the wheels chocked/brake on and have 2 buddies with you. Buddy 1 starts pouring fresh fluid in through the trans dipstick while buddy sits in the car with his foot on the brake just for safety and to kill it as soon as you say. Keep adding fluid until clean fluid is dumping into the bucket. Shut the car off, hook everything back up and fill the rest of the way until the level is where it should be on the trans dipstick.

This is how I have to flush my Expy's converter every 30-50k or so.
Ok I didn't know that I'll try that then
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