FourWheelTorque wrote:Fluid was Dexron III.
I've had no visible puddles since the first tranny fluid change and she was good for another 18,000, so I'm assuming that the level was okay at the time of the most recent change. The fluid did not look bad or smell bad when it came out. Usually when fluid is low the tranny cooks and then the fluid is dark and stinks. At least that has been my experience with friend's cars and trucks.
The range mode sensor was replaced about three years ago. My quadrant lights illuminate properly when the lever is moved and I have had no bronco bucking or warning lights.
There are many of these 4L30E 's out there in Isuzu's, Cadillac 's, Honda 's, and BMW 's. Someone must have figured out how to keep these things working right. I am really disheartened because I have really tried to take good care of my truck and yet at 36,000 miles, I am still facing the dreaded "Tranny problems."
Any other ideas or suggestions eagerly awaited.
So even though I'm still under warranty, I'm gonna pay for the repair out of pocket, just to get it done right. But I would like to know what the process should be.
How many miles do you put on a year?
still under warranty...then do take it to the dealer. i believe they would put in a factory rebuilt unit shipped from isuzu, or perhaps even a new unit.
you can easily find out the information by talking to the service managers for those two dealers AND by calling the appropriate isuzu district/regional/whatever office, talking to whomever gets to approve these things. you can lobby that individual, not taking no for the final answer, and get what your warranty calls for. the replacement will also be under warranty.
this has too many advantages to you to ignore imo.
Ramblin Fever wrote:I always wondered if there was a bad catch to using power mode.
Glad I've only used it when really needed.
So....question is, *should* I even be using it when climbing mountains, or towing, or should I just let the truck (transmission) do it's own thing?