Transmission troubles HELP

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Transmission troubles HELP

Post by POk3s » Sun Aug 28, 2022 4:16 pm

Alright guys needing some help before I try and tear into this tomorrow. While driving to Colorado I had a hard downshift with higher RPMs going from 5th to 4th. The transmission then basically stuck in fourth gear. I was scared to stop because I didn't know if the truck would downshift properly. But it wouldn't go to 5th and wouldn't stop to 3rd at highway speeds.

I got to the gas station and everything down shifted fine until I stopped. Turned off truck for a bit and back on the highway everything seemed normal but I kept all that in the back of my mind. Another steep uphill grade in fifth gear and a hard downshift to fourth gear as I tried to pass people caused another lurch in the transmission and this time it beeped and threw a code. So from what little research I can do it looks like maybe some kind of shift solenoid? I'm just hoping the transmission isn't taking a crap on this 2017. I called mechanics as I was stopped in town and of course no one had time to look. I disconnected battery to clear the code and have been more careful since and no real problems minus some hard downshifts but no problems. I'm heading back to Colorado with a trailer in a few days and don't want to leave my trip up to chance...

Plan for now is to change the transmission oil and see how it looks. I'm at 113,000 miles now. Changed it at about 75,000. Attempt to change this solenoid if it's something I feel I can do. Unles you guys have any other advice...good or bad.

For what it's worth, all slow speeds is shifting fine. Even getting on the interstate is shifting fine as long as it's it WOT.

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Re: Transmission troubles HELP

Post by RustyPW » Sun Aug 28, 2022 6:48 pm

Sounds like the solenoid pack. Others had the same problem.
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Re: Transmission troubles HELP

Post by POk3s » Sun Aug 28, 2022 7:12 pm

Glad to hear you say that as I’m currently researching auto parts places near me. Everyone so far is out of stock of course and can’t have anything here by Tuesday. Looks like I should’ve stayed in Colorado!! Your response does help me with a little more confidence in buying it online so it gets shoved in the mail bright and early tomorrow.

Also, sorry if it’s a repeated question. I tried searching but came up with all sorts of things that didn’t help me.

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Re: Transmission troubles HELP

Post by RustyPW » Sun Aug 28, 2022 11:19 pm

If you search. There is a lot of threads on it.
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Re: Transmission troubles HELP

Post by Bill2014 » Mon Aug 29, 2022 10:19 am

As Rusty said, you are not alone...

here's a thread: viewtopic.php?f=39&t=6629
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Re: Transmission troubles HELP

Post by Jmarklowitz » Thu Sep 01, 2022 5:15 pm

Wasn't there a recall on the solenoid pack back in the day? I have a 2016 with the 6spd Auto and thought there was some sort of recall performed on my truck. Might look into that too...
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