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03-23-2008, 05:52 PM
lately ive been noticing my rpms shooting up about 500-800 and staling for a sec then doing it again throught my 2nd gear and that gear only.
it is also taking alot longer to go all the way through that gear.
so idk if my transmission is going out.
the confusing thing is that it dosent happen all the time and it really isnt constant.
and i was wondering if anyone had any ideas or if anyone else has had the same problems. and i really dont know anything about transmissions.

03-23-2008, 05:53 PM
I believe this is a common problem. Use the search, you should be able to find alot of information.

03-23-2008, 07:01 PM
I have and really havent found anthing but ill keep searching

03-24-2008, 10:13 AM
some of the peeps i have talk to and transmissions i have looked at have had good outcomes by cleaning their maf and doing a fluid and filter change...but if it still there after that, then its prob the 2nd clutch going, which is a common problem esp on pre 02 4t4x transmissions

03-24-2008, 10:19 AM
well my maf is fine and ive recently had my Tranny fluid and filter changed.
So do u know about how much this is going to cost?

03-24-2008, 10:27 AM
usually 1800 to 2600 depends on the shop and if they have to remove the trans...it is a little bit of a chore...i would talk to the trans shop about getting a newer model trans to put in it, the 02 to 04 trans are exactly the same and they have the bad parts and weak points addressed...iirc you can get a rebuilt 4t45 trans from gm for about 2k, thats not bad at all.

03-24-2008, 03:58 PM
ok. thanks alot.
but if im getting a new transmission, are there any out there with beefed up gears or like and hd transmission that isnt alot more?

03-26-2008, 09:35 PM
yah there are a few, but you arent looking for beefed up gears, more like higher capacity clutches and plates, stuff like that, if you start with an 02 or newer trans then it would be best...those have most of the problems addressed

03-27-2008, 06:03 AM
You could just have your transmission rebuilt. A lot cheaper than putting a whole new one in.

03-27-2008, 08:39 AM
hmmm alright.
thanks for the info.

04-01-2008, 11:12 PM
You could just have your transmission rebuilt. A lot cheaper than putting a whole new one in.

yah sure, $1800 for a trans from GM with a 3yr36000mile wnty, or about 12-1600 for a rebuild...ill take the new one

04-04-2008, 11:48 AM
Alright. well lately i havent noticed it. so i dont think im going to worry about it until it becomes a constant problem.

04-04-2008, 11:59 AM
couldnt it also be a solenid. i know those are know to go bad.

04-07-2008, 08:28 PM
i havent heard of them going out alot on the 4t4x, now the 4l60 trans is bad at that, but thats rwd