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I am afraid to say but I think I may have what could be a possible transmission problem in the not too distant future.

I was plowing on for an hour or so and I took the transmission fluid dipstick out and the fluid smells slightly burnt (deffinatly not sweet).

Any tips or suggestions to maximize my transmissions life.

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Mac
 

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Add a trans cooler:D
 

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if i were you i would change the fluid/filter have the bands adjusted and add tranny cooler if you dont already have one also i would probaly add a temp gague so you can monitor the tranny fluid temp so you can give the truck a break before you cook the fluid... most factory warning lights dont come on till its to late. also when you stop for a bit and after a night of plowing i recomend letting the truck cool down a bit while idleing in nutral rather than just shutting the truck off the reason to put in in nutral not park is so the fluids still contine to circulate...
 

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There is only 36000 miles on it. I had the fluid changed about 2 weeks ago. Thats why I am concerned that it is already smelling burnt.
 

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mac3897 said:
There is only 36000 miles on it. I had the fluid changed about 2 weeks ago. Thats why I am concerned that it is already smelling burnt.
who did the oil change? a proper job is to drain the torque converter and pan as well as to flush the lines going to the radiator (and/or cooler) if they left some contaminated fluid in the system that could be what your smelling.

a temp gauge is the best defense against overheating. how does the truck operate when not plowing?
 

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My dealer did the change. They have been very thorough in the past so I would like to think that they did it correctly.

Do you think that anything is damaged in any way??
 

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is the truck shifting correctly and not slipping? outside of those symptoms i'm not sure what too look for.

what surprising to me is that in the last 2 weeks last night was your first time out with very light snow conditions. doesn't seem like there was enough to create problems.

i would check with the dealer , perhaps talk to the tech and find out if they COMPLETELY changed the fluid. a small amount of the old stuff will contaminate the new fluid.

you weren't driving around with your e brake on or anything....right?
 

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Got Snow? said:
is the truck shifting correctly and not slipping? outside of those symptoms i'm not sure what too look for.

what surprising to me is that in the last 2 weeks last night was your first time out with very light snow conditions. doesn't seem like there was enough to create problems.

i would check with the dealer , perhaps talk to the tech and find out if they COMPLETELY changed the fluid. a small amount of the old stuff will contaminate the new fluid.

you weren't driving around with your e brake on or anything....right?
Thats what I would of thought. It wasnt that hard of a storm last night. The truck seems to be shifting fine with no slipping and the fluid still looks like a bright pink color.

I guess I will call the dealer to see what they actually did. and just keep an eye on it, (or nose for that matter :) )
 
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