Hey, folks, I have a '96 Dutchman 30' Class C. The engine is a 7.5 with an auto trans. I had the trans rebuilt but it is not working correctly. The trans shifts from low to second without problems. However, from second to third I have to let off the gas pedal for it to shift. The tranny will hold the third gear only slightly and will shift to a higher gear. I have engaged & disengaged the overdrive; it works fine. When ascending a hill, the trans will shift to third or a lower gear but will not hold the shift and will go back down to the higher gear. The mechanic & the guy that rebuilt the tranny suggested that maybe the computer is telling the transmission to shift from the lower gear. If I attempt to go into a passing gear, the engine revs & it sounds like the torque converter/trans is not engaging. The computer was fine before the trans was overhauled. Other than the above problem the tranny/engine are operating without a problem. The MH has less than 92K miles. Anybody have a suggestion?
iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!
You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!
Sorry you're here with problems.
Could you post your chassis manufacturer , and trans model numbers, could help get more replies.
JMHO. Sounds like a problem internal in the trans with the rebuild, possible a cut( or rolled ) clutch pack seal ring. At least if it was a Dodge transmission , that's where I'd suspect the problem is.
99DSDP 3884, Freightliner, XC, CAT 3126B, 300 HP /ALLISON 3060
2000 Caravan toad, Remco & Blue Ox.