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Unread 11-04-2013, 09:39 AM   #16
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It's not normally an issue, and is just more annoying than anything else. On startups you just need to let it sit and idle for ~10-15 seconds before putting it in gear.

The problem is the check valve inside the torque converter not sealing real well. The fix is a new torque converter but, unless you have other problems warranting removal of the tranny, IMO it's not worth the time, effort or money.

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Unread 11-04-2013, 10:07 AM   #17
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^^ X2 . As long as the fluid level is proper , and you allow the trans time to shift , then you shouldn't have an issue . But if you are one of those people that wants to put it in gear and go right away , then you could eventually cause some dammage as the engine revs up and the trans slams into gear .
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Unread 11-04-2013, 10:45 AM   #18
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Got it, thanks fellas.
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Unread 11-05-2013, 10:17 AM   #19
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Ah, that shifting actually isn't bad at all. I think I was just being a little paranoid. I did add that 8th qt this past weekend. I'm now able to actually see the amount. Before, the level was just barely showing on the tip. It was actually showing the same even before I did the Trans service. I'm thinking It was just low on trans fluid from the start.
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Unread 11-14-2013, 12:46 PM   #20
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Been away from the forum lately, but I just wanted to mention my fluid level is still pretty low, It's nowhere near full.? I'm not leaking anything but I just find it strange that it's not even close to half way. Maybe I'll add just a little more..
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Unread 11-14-2013, 01:55 PM   #21
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As said before, just be sure it is fully warmed up before you check it.....about 30 miles or so should do it. For sure you don't want to overfill it, as that can also cause issues.
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Unread 11-15-2013, 11:02 AM   #22
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Yeah that's what I was worried about. I checked the level when I got home from work, about a 13-15 mi drive. I went through each gear, checked the level in N. The Level read fairly low. I think it was the 2nd hole. I'll try and put a few more miles on this weekend and see what I come up with.
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Unread 11-17-2013, 08:20 PM   #23
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FWIW, I did my tranny fluid/filter change yesterday and I don't know how much I drained, but I had only bought 7 quarts of fluid and it took all that and is at least 1 quart low. I'm going to the dealer and getting another couple of quarts and ill see how much it takes to get full...
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Let me know how it goes. I may be heading to the dealer myself, I've been wrestling w/ a p0301 code for a while.
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Unread 11-18-2013, 05:10 PM   #25
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Let me know how it goes. I may be heading to the dealer myself, I've been wrestling w/ a p0301 code for a while.
I picked up two more quarts and on my way home I drove for about 25 minutes. I checked the Fluid and I was down around full capacity at cold temp when in park. (I added 7 quarts after my change). So I added a full quart and drove another ten minutes then rechecked and I was about 1/4 of the way between the two holes for hot temp. That was in neutral. I did that because the dipstick says neutral. I rechecked in park and it was even with the lower hole. I'm going to leave it and recheck in a week.

So that is a total of 8 quarts...
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I picked up two more quarts and on my way home I drove for about 25 minutes. I checked the Fluid and I was down around full capacity at cold temp when in park. (I added 7 quarts after my change). So I added a full quart and drove another ten minutes then rechecked and I was about 1/4 of the way between the two holes for hot temp. That was in neutral. I did that because the dipstick says neutral. I rechecked in park and it was even with the lower hole. I'm going to leave it and recheck in a week.

So that is a total of 8 quarts...
Have you checked your levels yet?
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Unread 11-27-2013, 12:14 PM   #27
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Have you checked your levels yet?
Yes. It was the same. No change. Total of 8 quarts did it.

My parking area is slightly sloped to the side. When I check parking in opposite directions it can vary by the amount of the distance between the holes. I was at top hole one way then bottom the other way so I'm assuming I'm in the middle on flat ground. I would make sure you're level in all directions when you check.
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Unread 11-29-2013, 10:27 AM   #28
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I ended up adding 1/2 qt more (8.5 total). The level looks better, I'm not at full but better than what it was, we'll see how it goes. I mentioned earlier that it was probably low on fluid prior to me changing the fluids, I just wasn't paying too much attention to the levels at that time.
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