I just purchased a 97 cc long bed 4x4 with 237k miles and the previous owner had absolutely no infor for me on maintinance for the truck. he owned it for 5 years and put approx 40k miles on it.
Im mainly worried about the transmission. the fluid is level, smells fine and is of good color, but an experienced eye can tell its kinda old fluid.
so for a newbie with a diesel with an automatic, what is normal operation for these trucks?
instead of me listing the concerns I have and we engage in a dialogue about what could be wrong, I was wondering if yall could just tell me what the tranny SHOULD be doing instead of what it shouldnt.
1st-4th upshifts ?
what are the mannerisms of each sequence?
what should the shifts feel like under normal empty city driving with no load?
what should the downshifts feel like while coasting from 50mph to 0mp?
285x75x16 tires on stock wheels
no performance mods at all. no guages, nothing has been done to this truck. all bone stock.
I understand newbies are frustrating but I got a hold of a real nice truck and Id like to keep it on the road, and help from you guys is key.
heres a pic so you know what Im working with