I bought this suburban and love it. 124k Miles. The engine is great and
smooth running and the trans shifts great in normal load conditions but
I live in Atlanta and get stuck in traffic to and from work and when
this happens under light load the shift from 1st to 2nd seems a bit hard
sometimes and I feel fair jolt/quick push forward. All other gears are
fine! I'm wondering if its just the trans getting old or if it is
Purchased it from the original owner. It was his wife's suburban and I
know this lady and she baby's her vehicles. This fluid was changed once
at 40K miles and I just changed it with fluid/filter and a new filter
gasket. The gasket was a trick to be pressed in but I'm a fair mechanic
and was able to replace it with a good fit flush to trans housing. The
filter went in good and its good and tight fit in the gasket. I cleaned
the pan well and reinstalled the original magnet after cleaning. The
magnet was covered with very fine paste but this build up was normal for
a vehicle with this millage. No leaks before or after.
Thanks in advance!!