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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-12-2019, 11:33 AM
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Good trans builders are always willing to fix their stuff (not necessarily at their cost), it helps them learn and improve, and for the customer it keeps "only one chef in the kitchen" so there's no fingerpointing. I'd also invest in a line pressure gauge - honestly this will tell you of problems far sooner than a temperature gauge. Get a 0-300psi one off of Ebay.

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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-12-2019, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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So the tranny has to be taken apart and it's most likely the pump or valves, possibly both. I must have misunderstood on an "additive" but believe he was referring about something in regards to pressure testing. Hoping my torque converter isn't fried too! Anyhow progress on this whole thing has been made and I feel better at least knowing something is being done.
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-18-2019, 10:14 AM
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I'd make sure the tranny cooler lines are bypassing the radiator and going straight to the external cooler.
If the tranny lines are going into the radiator, the radiator could be leaking antifreeze into your transmission
causing the problem.
I'd also install a 2nd plate style external trans cooler.
Also check that the converter is locking up in OD- if not it'll burn up quick!

If you need a new trans I'd also 2nd a Performabuilt trans rather than a stock rebuild.
Even their stage 1 is stronger than most shops stage3.


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