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72chevy4x4
02-17-2011, 11:33 PM
new behavior began occuring about three weeks ago. upon starting and driving first thing in the morning, the tranny in first gear makes a somewhat loud fluid noise. once it shifts into second gear the sound disappears and its the typical tranny noise. Seems that after it warms up, when it is started and run in first later in the day it makes the noise, but its always only first gear.

has anyone heard of this behavior?

the van has just over 50k and at 34k it had the tranny fluid/filter including draining the torque converter. Service was completed at the Dodge dealer (before MB took over) .

72chevy4x4
02-19-2011, 03:34 PM
TTT

Aqua Puttana
02-19-2011, 03:42 PM
TTT
wtf???

A search provided this for me.

http://forums.beyond.ca/showthread/t-64648.html

http://www.gaarde.org/acronyms/

:doh:

Sorry I can't help with your tranny Q. vic

72chevy4x4
02-19-2011, 06:27 PM
sorry. picked up TTT (to the top) on the 67-72chevytrucks.com website...anyone looking for classic truck info will find it there!

just trying to figure out if I should be worried about the van's tranny-I don't have $6-10k for a new tranny :crazy:

Aqua Puttana
02-19-2011, 10:12 PM
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the van has just over 50k and at 34k it had the tranny fluid/filter including draining the torque converter. Service was completed at the Dodge dealer (before MB took over) .
Do you know for certain what fluid was used? When I went to buy fluid for my Sprinter from the local Dodge dealer they first brought out ATF+4. When I questioned it they looked it up and came back with MB236.12 approved Dodge Crossfire/Sprinter fluid.

I don't know if the wrong fluid can cause what you describe, but if you don't know for certain what was used it may be worth changing the filter and the fluid (to MB236.14) as a precaution, even though not too many miles have gone by. :idunno: Good luck. vic

72chevy4x4
02-19-2011, 10:47 PM
I've put on over 16k since fluid/filter change at the dealer.

the service ticket states fluid (6) 68055894AA (quarts I presume) were used.

Can someone run the part number for the fluid. best I could come up w/ an internet search is that this is a Jeep number and shows its an ATF +4 fluid. Was this the wrong fluid?

This was the same dealer that aligned the sprinter and the printout showed they used specs for the old body style, then told me the specs for the old body were the same as the body style.

jdcaples
02-20-2011, 12:29 AM
The Dodge dealership computer would have told them to use this part number: 05127382AA

The description for 05127382AA

Use ATF approved to MB 236.10, MB 236.12, such as Shell ATF 3403/M-115, Fuchs/Shell ATF 3353, or equivalent.

It doesn't matter that we know everyone should be using MB 236.14. This is what Dodge's big computer in Michigan would have instructed them to use if they'd bothered to look.

What's in there? As far as I can tell, 68055894AA is a quart ATF +4 from a drum.

-Jon

Aqua Puttana
02-20-2011, 01:10 AM
What's in there? As far as I can tell, 68055894AA is a quart ATF +4 from a drum.

-Jon
Nice detective work Jon.


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the service ticket states fluid (6) 68055894AA (quarts I presume) were used.

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So I see two possible issues. One is they may have put in ATF+4? The other is that if they drained the torque converter and pan with only adding 6 quarts it may mean the level is low. IIRC when I drained the TC and pan w/ new filter I measured ABT 8 quarts out and put back the same to keep proper level. IAC it's probably worth checking the fluid level at the least. ICBW so FWIW. vic

P.S. - Hope you appreciate my new command of abbreviations. :tongue: TTT indeed.... :lol: :hugs: