Got it to the tranny shop.1st test drive (me driving) the tech noticed the
slipping, but wanted boss to check it out. 2nd drive with boss, started off with
the slipping, then the reams of white smoke and rough engine, rattling etc. He
thought the same as me, head gasket, when this happened back in the beginning of
this ordeal. Said it was virtually impossible for 2 modulators to go within a
tank of gas. So he pulled into the mechanic he knew to get a second opinion.
They popped the hood, pulled the vacuum line, smoke stopped and engine levelled
Turns out the 1st garage dropped the little pin the modulator valve moves, this
in turn, was causing the diaphragm to blow.
They had a pin on hand, installed it with a new modulator and more fluid.
So 3 modulator valves and partial fluid changes later, I've still got a hard
shift up and down that I guess I'll have to live with. Carrying a lighter load
in my wallet doesn't seem to make any difference.
Do you think tinkering with the adjustment screw on the modulator valve might
Thank you for all the help.
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"Roy Brown" <email@example.comNADA> wrote in message
| Thank you very much,
| Made arrangements to bring it in to the trans shop on Tuesday. I'll post back
| when we know more.
| rem NADA to reply
| "TranSurgeon" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
|| the second one
|| as far as driving it 40 miles, I wouldn't
|| "Roy Brown" <email@example.comNADA> wrote in message
|| > The first modulator, second or both?
|| > OK my brother suggested that I bring the truck to his town to see a tranny
|| > he recommends. It is about 40 minutes away at highway speeds. Would you
|| think it
|| > is OK to drive mine that far, or should I get it towed?
|| > --
|| > Roy
|| > rem NADA to reply
|| > "TranSurgeon" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
|| > news:oc0Le.245118$_o.152752@attbi_s71...
|| > | it's too late to tell at this point, but I wonder if the correct
|| > | was put in it
|| > |
|| > |