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Old 11-10-2020, 11:02 PM   #1
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Unhappy Transmission died on me again today...



On the freeway only doing about 65ish (traffic), found an open spot in the next land, hit the gas to speed up and switch lands, jerk in truck and a noise and now the truck is a paper weight..

Put it in any gear and step on gas and the tranny is making a noise. Tried putting it in 4W High and nothing, tried putting it in transfer case neutral and nothing, can't put it in 4W Low, transfer shifter will not go, and now it will not go back to 2W again either (this problem has been there since I had to replace the transfer case shift linkage about 1 - 1.5 months ago.. damn thing feel off the truck and had to buy a new one...).

Stealership told me that since FIAT took over they won't even work on a 05 transmission, I either have to buy a rebuild or new one. WTF?!

Soooooooooo...

Tomorrow I have to start calling around and see if I can find a good local repair shop and how much they are going to flock me over to fix or replace it...

Last time trans went bad was when I had 57K miles on it and the torque converter locked up and stripped the input shaft, it was under warranty so I didn't mind. Honestly, it's almost 57k miles since it was fixed (have about 109K miles on it now) and if this is all they are designed to last, this is totally FLOCKED UP!

Also going to check the truck tomorrow morning to see if there's any codes, I was too stressed out today to even think of checking.

And before anyone says it, YES the tranny oil is ok, I checked it last week and my son checked it while we waited about 1 FLOCKING HOUR for AAA to come tow it (put it on a flat bed).

I"ll update tomorrow..

Just wanted to see if anyone had any ideas...

Tail shaft is not broken, truck was in Park on the emergency parking lane and we couldn't move it.

I have a feeling that either it's the torque converter / input shaft again or maybe the bands finally died?

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Old 11-11-2020, 08:10 AM   #2
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Did a quick check last night and no codes what so ever...

After my family, that truck is my life..
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Old 11-11-2020, 09:10 AM   #3
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Sounds like you need to get the transfer case to engage before any trans testing can be done...
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I did test before I tried the different gears in the Transfer and it was the same all through out.

When the truck was parked on the freeway, it was in park and park was working so I know it's not in the back half of the transmission.
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Old 11-11-2020, 09:00 PM   #5
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Well if you went to oss then it kicked into 4c o it likely toasted the drum inside it very common.
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Can you say that for us lessor knowledgeable people?
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Old 11-12-2020, 10:33 PM   #7
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Well..

It went into the shop today - NOT A STEALERSHIP and their $50,293,902 investigation charges...

I won't find anything out till tomorrow or Monday. Once they have what's wrong, it may take a week to 1.5 weeks before I get the truck back, they will do the repairs and if needed, rebuild in the shop, not some outside piece of crap..
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Old 11-13-2020, 06:13 AM   #8
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There a giant drum just behind the front pump in the trans. This drum gets used when downshifts are done mainly and it cooks itself. If it does trans won’t move.
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Old 11-13-2020, 11:50 AM   #9
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You are a little distant from Riverside . Martin Saine could build you a better 545rfe than many others. But for heavy use as you already know it is not one of the better transmissions.
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Old 11-13-2020, 11:31 PM   #10
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ATS Diesel now builds a new heavy duty high performance 545rfe trans with the Copilot. I've been using a Pro Edge 2800 tc that's been working like a 3000 stall tc behind my turbocharged 392(600+hp/tq). My ATS 545rfe trans and Copilot have been working flawlessly. Shifts very nicely. NOTE: It also has a Smart Tech OD hub assembly.

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