If you HAVE to drive the truck until the dealer can fix it, putting the transmission in tow mode around town and then taking it out of tow mode at highway speed (65+ mph) should reduce or maybe stop the shuddering. Tow mode changes the shift points and keeps the RPM's higher. You'll burn more gas but maybe save the torque converter.My Transmission is shuddering like crazy now. Especially at 55mph cruising at 1700 RPMs and the shake is disgusting. I have an appointment on the 30th for the dealer to take the truck in. The V6 with the 8 speed tranny is not a fun combo if your truck is lucky to be a "shaky" one. Hopefully I will only need to take it in once. (fingers crossed)
I have been driving in "L" and capping it to 7th gear. Gotten rid of 95% of it.If you HAVE to drive the truck until the dealer can fix it, putting the transmission in tow mode around town and then taking it out of tow mode at highway speed (65+ mph) should reduce or maybe stop the shuddering. Tow mode changes the shift points and keeps the RPM's higher. You'll burn more gas but maybe save the torque converter.
Its very easy to do one of two things:I don't want to drive it like that for fear of further damaging the TC that won't be replaced.
Its very easy to do one of two things:
(a) exchange about 6 quarts with Mobil1 you buy online, TheLubricantStore is good.
(b) put in a tube of Instant Shudder Fixx.
The problem with that is if the problem isn't replicattible by the mechanic, they won't do the work.:crying:
Unfortunately, the new fluid fix is just another TSB update. This is the third one. The first two TSB's were also suppose to resolve the issues. Other then a few people on here stating the new fluid helps or resolves the issue there is really no way of knowing other then time itself giving us the answer.
Pics??? I've got short T-Rex arms.....any help on how to get to the tranny plug to do it would be helpful.....I did another 6 qt ATF swap with Mobil1 LV ATF HP today. This time I used a 4" length of PCV pipe run down into the fill hole and poured the ATF in with a funnel. This isn't hard guys, do it.
You are still under warranty. Just have the dealer do it on their dime and also your problem will be documented.Pics??? I've got short T-Rex arms.....any help on how to get to the tranny plug to do it would be helpful.....
I had the original triple flush done, with the 1st Mobil one fld, and within 1000 miles, the shudder was back, worse than ever. I heard about the new T.C. coming out, so to buy some time until it was available, I put in a tube of instant shudder fix. It was unbelievable. The shudder was instantly gone, just like it's name. The after another 1000 miles, the shudder was back again. By this time, the new updated TC was available, so I made the appointment and had it put in. I thought my troubles were behind me. Worked great, but...... not for long. I'm starting to feel the shudder again. It's been about 4000 miles since the T.C. was replaced, and it is nowhere near as bad as it was before. So I think the T.C. helped, but is not the total cure. I hope this new fld is the answer, but my hopes are not set too high.I put in a tube of Shudder Fix a few months after I bought the truck, no problems with the trans. It would be interesting for someone who has a shudder problem to install a tube of Shudder Fix and see if it changes anything. Cost $10.