Hard shift

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  1. Squirrelsmith

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    The 1st to 2nd shift is pretty bad, one might even describe it as violent, 2nd to 3rd is a little hard as well. I supposedly have a re built tranny but who knows. My father in law said for starters change the fluid and the filter. It was over a quart low on fluid when i bought it. Where the fluid had gone i dont know. It doesnt leak into the driveway or the transfer case. I dont think the fluid level has changed since i have owned it (several months)

    So any ideas???
     
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    What's the fluid level now? Did it go into the transfer case?
     
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    Has it changed or has it always shifted like this?
     
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    It did not go into the rransfer case.
    It has always been like this... for the 5 months ive had it.
    I have not checked the level in about a month but last time i did it was full
     
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    Alright, did you follow the trouble shooting guide in your shop manual? Any internal codes and did you get a scan tool that can see what's going on inside yet?
     
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    Could just be a built trans. My Performabuilt has a pretty jarring, almost violent depending on what RPM it shifts at, 1-2 shift and 2-3 hits pretty damn hard too. But it’s built for 800 hp.
     
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    I had a couple of TH350s that would kick the car sideways and kill my lower back after a few hours of driving!
     
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    My GN is like that too.
     
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    Nope, i dont know anything about any of that
     
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    Same, but then I had my trans builder soften it up, we were going "Fast With Class", not beating ourselves up to drive it!

    Well, get on with it son! As a machinist you know the importance of having the right tools and the fallacy of trying to do things without the right tools when you have them available to you.
     

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