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Shifts like a POS, rusty dipstick, and dirt on stick?

I recently put the mini maxx on my truck and have it on the 300 tune for prob less than 500 miles and ever since it's shifted strange and seems hard from 4th to 5th. I checked the fluid and the stick is all rusty and there was what looked like dirt on the stick which I'm guessing is a clutch that's coming apart? Anybody else having any issues with this? Coming from a dodge cummins it's very frustrating having more tranny problems again

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Well if there seems to be dirt and rust you can't blame the transmission, only lack of maintenance



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Well I can't that it is dirt exactly, that's just what it looks like my guess is a clutch came apart and that's the pieces of it? And I've read on other websites that people have had rusty tranny dipsticks but never heard the reason

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post pics... it helps a lot.

Is it likely you didn't seat the stick all the way down into the tube and air got into it and corroded the stick?

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I know the tubes can crack letting dirt in I'd start there. Try loading another tune as well

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I tried to take a pic by my damn phone wouldn't focus on the end of the stick, I'll add some tomorrow, and is the 300 tune too much for these trannys? I've read both yes and no

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300 tune is not to much for the trans in the 6.4. .......but its not invincible. So if your hitting rodding around all the time on the 300 ya save up for a new tranny. There are lots of guys with lots of mikes logged on the 300 tune. With quite a few wot runs.

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if its a smart phone, turn the flash on and touch the screen to help it focus.

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That's what I figured, I don't run the hell out of it all the time, from what I understood was these trannys are way tougher than most other trannys out there that's why I'm getting worried

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on a side note, I thought it took at least two full tanks of fuel to relearn after a tune.

Also, as stated try a different tune to compare.

My wildman tune shifted harder than my PHP tune.

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