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- Feb 17, 2023
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My trans is going out at 166k and I’m wondering what’s the best route to take. I don’t have much money. So the cheapest way would be nice. Thanks.
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Maybe I can’t rebuild a transmission but maybe I can swap them… I heard @NickTransmissions is doing some videos And I’m gonna take a look at those. Investing in some Jack stands. And my neighbor has a Jack.1. If you are DIY, then boneyard for cheapest option.
2. Find a local shop that does good teans work and price a rebuild.
3. Put in a CERTA trans with a 3 yr/100k warranty if you plan on keeping the truck for awhile
You need to be clear on exactly what symptoms you are having as there are multiple different types of symptoms documented across all of your transmission-related threads. Hard to know where to begin if we can't understand what's actually happening.I don’t get why it drives fine but really only slips when I first start driving. Then it won’t do it again until I let it sit for a while (over night)
I mentioned all my issues I was having in this Transmission thread to you @NickTransmissionsYou need to be clear on exactly what symptoms you are having as there are multiple different types of symptoms documented across all of your transmission-related threads. Hard to know where to begin if we can't understand what's actually happening.
That said, the slipping/chugging when cold is a commonly reported issue and consensus amongst techs, etc is that the root of the problem is in the tune/software.
Specifically the TM and TCC tables where in some vehicles when the trans temp is below a certain threshold (ie cold from sitting), the TCM "overadapts" resulting in a slip at take off that goes away once the trans reaches higher temps, hence why it only happens when its been sitting for prolonged periods of time.
There's a TSB on the issue though it covers later years but may apply to yours as well
Is this the only drivability symptom you have?