strange shift on 98 k1500 burb
Group: alt.autos.4x4.chevy-trucks Date: Thu, Jul 1, 2004, 10:47pm
(CDT+5) From: firstname.lastname@example.org (jdoe)
Last couple days I noticed the truck (98 k1500 auto with 85000 miles)
will shift too quickly (soon) going 1st to 2nd. Addtionally the shift
will occasionally have a shudder to it. This only happens on light
throttle (especially when going around a corner). Hard acceleration up
to full throttle produces excellent quality shifts with no hesitation or
slippage. Engine runs very well no missing etc. No DTC's stored either.
Fluid was flushed in January (6000 miles ago) and at this time still
looks as fresh as new.
No other symptoms and even this is rather intermittent. Seems to be more
prevalent when running low slow in hot weather (85 & humid today) but
does not seem too dependant on whether a/c is running or not.
a couple of clues for you.
the trannies on the way out.
could take a year or more.
i doubt it though.
sometimes i'm wrong
i see about 4 units a month needing rebuilds that have been flushed
within the last 6 months
not all units that are flushed need a rebuild
that's an expensive unit to rebuild.
they're all dropping like flies, so the builder dude is gonna have a lot
of experience rebuilding them, so you can perty much count
on the fact that he knows what he's doing
ok...ok ....no more bad news, i'll stop now.
hey.......you wanna TRY to make it last jest
a bit longer? I mean...it's gonna break, but
we may be able to put it off for a while longer.
Say till jest after Christmas? Would that help
oh never mind........
that's gonna run you bout $500 ....
and if the units gonna fail anyway...
why not jest wait till it takes a puke and
fix it rite........rite?????
oh yeah.....she's gonna fail.
nope....no doubt in my feable little mind.
you shouldnt've let that slick talk'n dude con you into that flush.
it's not that bad.....
it's not all yer fault.....
the convertor was gonna go in the next 20,000
miles anyway.....so what the heck....maybe the
guy did you a favor by charging you to make it
all happen sooner. After all.....you're one of the
lucky ones to make it over 80,000 miles without
needing it rebuilt yet. And, chances were really, really good that you
were'nt going to make it much over 100,000 for sure.
how do i know...????
you don't beleive me...????
you think....maybe i'm make'n all this up???
you think'n ...maybe this guys got a screw loose????
you think'n maybe GG is gonna come runn'n
back in here and tell'n you all's gonna be fine?????
now ain't you the silly one!
~always remember......and never forget.....
if'n it weren't broke before you improved it....
you proved you broke it improving it~