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Hello,

ease my mind about this subject please, no codes, no cel, doesnt randomly bump into OD.

Shifts smoothly into 1-2,2-3, then from 3-4 It kinda feels like it clunks in there. Trans as I know of is stock. I think Im just overthinking because I always hear people say "firm shifts". Is the feeling im getting just the torque converter? or should I be worried?, fluid does not smell burnt and is still as red as the time I put it in.
 

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I don't know if I can ease your mind but I'll help you worry about it!

Is it a recent development or something it's always done? Any ideas how many miles are on it?

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I don't know if I can ease your mind but I'll help you worry about it!

Is it a recent development or something it's always done? Any ideas how many miles are on it?

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always done this since Ive owned it, and im gona assume its original and say 260k but dont know if its been redone. It drives great! just was curious.
 

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Dont know if this can cause any issue, but I do think I need a new coolant temp sensor because it doesn't get very high. It’s gets to and just stays at the N in normal on the cluster
 

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That's where my coolant temp always runs, only time I've had it get higher is dragging a load uphill with a tail wind.

Are you feeling the trans shift into 4th or the torque converter locking? The normal ones I've been around didn't clunk, but the torque converter lock was definitely a noticable engagement. I'm no expert by far, but that's my experience.

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That's where my coolant temp always runs, only time I've had it get higher is dragging a load uphill with a tail wind.

Are you feeling the trans shift into 4th or the torque converter locking? The normal ones I've been around didn't clunk, but the torque converter lock was definitely a noticable engagement. I'm no expert by far, but that's my experience.

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To be honest it’s probably the torque converter, it’s just me being paranoid more then likely, It drives great all day, take it on long trips and it’s fine. So prob something normal and me just questioning it
 

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Torque Converter should lock between 30 and 35 mph, so might watch, that will be a clue.

The guys here have helped me with my paranoia about things a lot, learning to just drive it and enjoy it has been an adventure. Good luck

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Torque Converter should lock between 30 and 35 mph, so might watch, that will be a clue.

The guys here have helped me with my paranoia about things a lot, learning to just drive it and enjoy it has been an adventure. Good luck

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So it’s just fourth.. I just bought a new scanner for forscan comes in Saturday.. could this be tps?
Where’s the tranny guys when you need them?

just feels like it drops into fourth
 

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So I drove my buddy’s his does the same thing, prob just normal. His did seem to pickup a little better then my 350 though, his is a 250 long extended cab, mine is a 350 cclb
 
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