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Old 04-14-2013, 10:33 PM   #1
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Transmission slipping after short stop.

1999 Damon Intruder, ford V10. I have been having the transmission slip after I drive a few miles then stop, put it in park for enough time to move my car, get back in coach and drive it again. I am usually driving real slow, like thru camp ground, or pulling into my slip. Fluid looks clean, red, and full. Only 47000 miles on coach, bought used, no history. Any idea on what the problem could be?
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1999 Damon Intruder, ford V10. I have been having the transmission slip after I drive a few miles then stop, put it in park for enough time to move my car, get back in coach and drive it again. I am usually driving real slow, like thru camp ground, or pulling into my slip. Fluid looks clean, red, and full. Only 47000 miles on coach, bought used, no history. Any idea on what the problem could be?
the filter sleeve could be dried and hard or the tranny is just going out.
A 99 with only 47k sat a lot and that's not good for seals. what if you drive it far then stop? or will it drive far? converter could be going out very common on them tranny's also. just replaced mine.. got it from intermountain transmission with better converter and valve body and more clutches. they now there stuff give them a call they might be able to till you more. there in salt lake UT
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since the slip seems to be low speeds, it sounds more seal related. At lower speeds, pressures are not commanded as high as when driving. A slight seal leak could cause the slip. A torque converter would not be likely. If they slip, it will only set a check engine light and you will likely see a slightly higher RPM when driving. this is because the lock up clutch is not engaging. This lock up clutch is only used for mechanically locking the engine to the input shaft at a 1:1 ratio. This helps with fuel economy. you can drop the pan and inspect the filter and check the torque on the valve body bolts. They should be at 89 Lb-IN. You might get lucky and a few are just loose.
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The odd thing is the coach can sit for weeks, start it and go with out this issue, but if I stop and let it sit in park for a little while then go it slips.

Any opinion on those additives that swell the seals? I used TransX on a old Bronco years ago and it worked great. Before could not pull a boat after towed the boat for several years till I sold both.
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The odd thing is the coach can sit for weeks, start it and go with out this issue, but if I stop and let it sit in park for a little while then go it slips.

Any opinion on those additives that swell the seals? I used TransX on a old Bronco years ago and it worked great. Before could not pull a boat after towed the boat for several years till I sold both.
If i was in a pinch it may be worth a try so you can get home but if you are close to home, just get the trans fixed. Not worth it IMHO for the possibility to be stranded on my vacation.
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