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Old 08-27-2012, 14:43   #1 (permalink)
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'04 Navigator Transmission unusual behavior

Thank you for your time reading and responding.

I've recently noticed my transmission hesitating changing gears. When I'm diving from a stop light, the RPMs will get up to the normal range then hang there for a bit longer than normal before my transmission goes to the next gear. Started 2 weeks ago, after taking a road trip to LA, and returning to ABQ, NM. No previous issues, mileage at 160k. Any ideas?
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Old 08-27-2012, 17:48   #2 (permalink)
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Re: '04 Navigator Transmission unusual behavior

Has the trans been serviced and is it full of fluid?
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Old 08-27-2012, 18:28   #3 (permalink)
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Re: '04 Navigator Transmission unusual behavior

No it has not, I got some quotes for around $90 to get it done. The transmission does have fluid, when I check it - the fluid level is on the high side.

May I ask why you ask about the fluid? Would it be a concern if it was to high?
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Re: '04 Navigator Transmission unusual behavior

It's checked with the engine running in park. Fluid should be pretty hot to be at the full mark. Is the fluid nice and red?
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Re: '04 Navigator Transmission unusual behavior

The fluid is not a nice and red color. It is more of a dark red or purple color. I checked the fluid level with the engine on and in park after letting it run/warm up for about 20 min. The fluid level was still reading on the high side.

Not sure if this its helpful, but I did check the fluid before our road trip and it was no different than how the color and fluid level is now.

Knowing that the fluid color isn't red means I need to have it changed, right?
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Re: '04 Navigator Transmission unusual behavior

It definitely needs changig. It may be too late. The filter gets plugged and the pressures get out of tolerances. That cab cause excessive wear. I'd get it to a trusted shop.
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Re: '04 Navigator Transmission unusual behavior

Hey Bert, thanks again for your time and info.

I'll give update from shop diagnosis.

Something else I wanted to ask about; When returning from CA, driving through AZ, we noticed a lot of cars on the side of the roads that over heated. We made sure to not drive our SUV to hard, keeping the RPMs normal. I'm wondering if driving through those hills would have put enough Stress on my Transmission to cause its new behavior? Or just a result of something else?
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Re: '04 Navigator Transmission unusual behavior

It could be. The fluid breaks down and any hills heats the fluid more than normal. The hotter the fluid, the more chance of damage. Here's a chart for reference. Not sure of the company's reputation but the chart is accurate. Transmission temperature/failure chart.
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