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Ok.. so ive been running my recently installed trans and converter for the past few days / couple hundred miles... but today suddenly i ran into an issue,

the truck starts up fine and seems to run fine... but all of a sudden when you come to a stop and try to drive off again it will act as if the trans was slipping...I park it, turn it off, turn it back on and drive off and it feels perfect... it will then do it all over again, this only began hapenning today and I limped the truck home and parked it, checked the oil level and it seems to be fine, no leaks or smells anywhere, im thinking of having it towed tomorrow to the shop to not risk causing damage or whatever,

anyone have a clue what could be going on?? Trans and converter have about 200 miles on it.
 
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Check if the converter was properly installed, all the WAY in and gap between flexplate and TC respected. I destroyed my TC like that and probably the tranny pump.
 

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Check if the converter was properly installed, all the WAY in and gap between flexplate and TC respected. I destroyed my TC like that and probably the tranny pump.
is it possible that the converter could have moved out of its place after been driven for a couple days? because the truck was driving perfect for a few days until this problem appeared..

also, if the TC was not installed properly, how would turning the truck off and on correct this problem?
 

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just an update on this, a day after my last post I went ahead and per performabuilt's recommendation, dropped the pan, changed the fluid and filter...

The oil looked slightly burnt and the filter seemed filthy, which really worried me since the trans only had 200 miles on it. Right after I did this.. the trans began to slip in 3rd gear... but ran fine in the wrest of the gears, i drove it like that for 2-3 days and everything got worse,

long story short, I dropped the trans and converter and everything is being shipped back to performabuilt for warranty.. Im gonna freaking loose my mind with this shit, to the point that im seriously considering just asking for a refund and going with a manual trans swap.
 

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Check if the converter was properly installed, all the WAY in and gap between flexplate and TC respected. I destroyed my TC like that and probably the tranny pump.
to answer your question, when we dropped the trans we saw that indeed it was properly installed... apparently, I got a faulty converter, which contaminated my trans fluid thus causing damage to the trans.

The very few WOT pulls I made... I noticed that 2nd gear felt like I was pressing the brake pedal, this sensation was being caused by the converter... at least that is what Ive been told.

Ill just wait until I get everything back in my hands and re-installed, for now.. the truck is sitting trannyless :(
 

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to answer your question, when we dropped the trans we saw that indeed it was properly installed... apparently, I got a faulty converter, which contaminated my trans fluid thus causing damage to the trans.

The very few WOT pulls I made... I noticed that 2nd gear felt like I was pressing the brake pedal, this sensation was being caused by the converter... at least that is what Ive been told.

Ill just wait until I get everything back in my hands and re-installed, for now.. the truck is sitting trannyless :(
this is why i always recomend a spin on trans filter a temp gauge and a cooler
 

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this is why i always recomend a spin on trans filter a temp gauge and a cooler
what does all of that have to do with a failing converter??

I have a big spanking new cooler... ive always had a cooler.

the trans temp gauge i do not have...
 

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what does all of that have to do with a failing converter??

I have a big spanking new cooler... ive always had a cooler.

the trans temp gauge i do not have...
well not much in ur case but for extending the life of the trans yes hell i did every thing i could to make my 65e last and what killed it improper install of my super servos it started slipping and i saw it in the trans temp 180*-190* on a 56* night somethings up my next trans im building so i know how u feel man
 

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okay mine just started doing this today. exactly what you just described. my transmission and everything is still stock. I have about 84400 miles on it. Also im running 33's still on the stock gears. could it possibly be that the gears are shot or am i basically going to be needing a new tranny?
 

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okay mine just started doing this today. exactly what you just described. my transmission and everything is still stock. I have about 84400 miles on it. Also im running 33's still on the stock gears. could it possibly be that the gears are shot or am i basically going to be needing a new tranny?
drop the pan, change fluid and filter, most probably your filter is clogged up, you wont know if the trans needs to be fixed or not until you put it back together with a new filter and fluid, i would not keep driving it like that if i were you or you would potentially kill the trans if it still has some life left in it...
 
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