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rottingjohnny

Sport climber
Sands Motel , Las Vegas
Oct 23, 2018 - 08:14pm PT
They did that already with the alien anal intrusion...got 10% off with the coupon...
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Oct 23, 2018 - 08:41pm PT
The truth is that flushing does not remove most of the fluid in the converter. I'm not wasting time on a class in why but it does not. Flushing is important during a rebuild because we are worried about metal in the cooler lines & the cooler its self.
Modern Trans Fluid is lifetime except in heavy Duty or commercial duty units. The factories have figured this into a fluid change. If your fluid is burnt there is a reason & you need to deal with that problem.
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Oct 24, 2018 - 10:30am PT
Smell test on t-fluid is good enough. There is a filter that will clog at at 200k miles, requires dropping the pan. A quick trick to check the internal condition of a tranny without dropping the pan is to pull the speed sensor (if it has one) It is magnetic and will show what metal is in your system. Very fine metal is normal, chunks is bad news.
JLP

Social climber
The internet
Oct 24, 2018 - 10:34am PT
Smell test on t-fluid is good enough.
Modern fluid doesn't have any organics in it, so smell won't tell you anything.
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Oct 24, 2018 - 02:16pm PT
Oh yes, it will.
What you would be smelling is burnt particles of clutch fiber & polyacrylic & or silicon high temp. seals of all types - metal clad - lathe cut(square cut) - o'ring(round).
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
Sands Motel , Las Vegas
Oct 24, 2018 - 06:42pm PT
It's hard to smell burnt tranny fluid after you've done a grrrrrr.
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Oct 24, 2018 - 06:46pm PT
No, it's the worst smell in the world.

Never get burnt trany fluid on you.

A shower won't help.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
Sands Motel , Las Vegas
Oct 24, 2018 - 06:52pm PT
Too late...I was tapping a tranny pan with a hammer and wooden block...i think it was the factory cork gasket...? the pan flew off dousing me with warm tranny fluid...
zBrown

Ice climber
Oct 24, 2018 - 06:54pm PT
You got dosed by a tranny?

My my.




rottingjohnny

Sport climber
Sands Motel , Las Vegas
Oct 24, 2018 - 06:56pm PT
A strawberry shower...
JLP

Social climber
The internet
Oct 24, 2018 - 07:26pm PT
I’m not seeing it. I have to wonder even if you thought you were dealing with a fully synthetic transmission with a burning smell, it wasn’t really Dextron - because “Dextron works for everything”. You’d have to send it to a lab to tell.
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Oct 25, 2018 - 08:28am PT
ATF is highly corrosive to rubber it will destroy rubber o'rings & seals. At first, they swell up which doesn't do anything any good.


RJ, why the wood block. Take the hammer - smack the bolt hole directly with the head - repeat till all bolt holes are flat. One hit per hole.

In the old day's ships were made of wood and the men were made of iron, today the ships are made of iron & the men are blockheads.


Clean pan before working on it.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 15, 2019 - 09:25pm PT
hey there, say...

ANYONE AROUND... that can help with this...

another question for a friend... for his daughter...

here it is:


Automotively inclined peeps:

The other night when pulling into North Muskegon, I started to hear a loud, crunching sound like I was dragging something under my truck. I pulled into a lot and looked underneath. Nothing. I couldn't see anything wrong. I got back in and it kept making the loud sound from under the front end. I pulled over again. I sat there for a second and decided to just take it to my apartment a block away, but the noise stopped.
I drove it around town today just fine. Headed back to YIP and at about Ann Arbor it started doing it again. I could feel something vibrate/smack in the floor and into the gas pedal. Again at the pad, I looked and nothing.
Driving performance is not affected and there are no alerts.

Anyone have any ideas?


i will check back...
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 15, 2019 - 10:40pm PT
hey there, say... she also says, this...

more of a crackling/crunchy knocking sound. It sounds like when you get a stick cought or something metal comes loose and drags on the ground.
Lorenzo

Trad climber
Portland Oregon
Apr 15, 2019 - 10:44pm PT
Front wheel drive?
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 15, 2019 - 10:48pm PT
hey there, say...

let me ask her ... just a sec...
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 15, 2019 - 10:50pm PT
hey there say, ...
she added this...

Trying to research, but I'm tired and need sleep.
Ball joint or sway bar, maybe?
Steering is not compromised, no difference in turning or handling, and happens at slow and fast speeds.

okay, and this:
2 wheel drive. Neither turns nor speed made a difference, other than being stopped.

she add, also:
no. It's a 2006 Chevy Silverado.
I'm going to sleep soon and can't do anything about it tonight anyway


another good taco guy, thought it might be struts...
me, i wondered if it was subframe, as, that happened to me, once...
:O
fear

Ice climber
hartford, ct
Apr 16, 2019 - 04:43am PT
Really bad U-joint. Probably the first one in the driveshaft.

If they've got a go-pro it can really help determine where stuff like this is happening at speed.
JLP

Social climber
The internet
Apr 16, 2019 - 07:11am PT
Definitely bearings somewhere. It sounds like it would be trivial for a mechanic to locate, no go-pro needed.

This is the type of problem that becomes more expensive every additional block you drive it. A driveshaft is relatively cheap to get repaired - a few hundred - but ignored it will blow out the seals and bushings in whatever it is attached to, making things considerably more expensive. Very bad to keep driving.
mastadon

Trad climber
crack addict
Apr 16, 2019 - 09:25am PT
The smell test can help tell you if a transmission is going or has gone south. Fluid from a bad tranny absolutely reeks.

In the mid 70’s I was changing the trans fluid on a Wagner loader. This thing was HUGE. There was a ladder that led to a deck that led to an elevated cab. It was designed for lifting a whole load of logs from a fully loaded log truck.

The bottom of the transmission probably 3’ to 4’ off the ground with the drain plug on the side near the bottom. I had a cut-in-half 55 gallon drum to drain the fluid into. With the pan below the drain, I loosened the plug with a 3/4 drive ratchet with a 4’ extension. When I got the plug broken loose I thought, hmmm, I better move the drain pan so the edge of the pan was in line with the edge of the tranny because the fluid was gonna come flying out. I had no idea just how far it would fly. I unscrewed the plug by hand and when it finally came off the ugly tranny fluid shot across the pan in a solid stream and hit me in the center of my chest.

I was doing this outside as there was no room in the shop. The guys in the shop laughed their asses off when I walked in dripping with warm ugly transmission fluid....
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