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post #1 of 43 Old 07-09-2013, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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Help I'm in a bind

My truck keeps eating converters. Had the transmission rebuilt by my shop again, transmission cooler added, triple clutch converter added and I smoked another one today.

I have a heavy traile I'm pulling, as I'm supposed to move to Washington state this month but I'm dead in the water. The truck is going back into those shop tomorrow to be rebuilt again.

What can I have these guys look into to figure out what's killing the converters. I drive off of egt's so I haven't been beating on the truck too hard.

Ever since the rebuilt when the truck is under a load there's a little hic up from drive to overdrive. Like the rpms bump up a little between the shift.


Is this issue something that could be found in the valve body? I need my truck to stay together at least 1500 miles so I can get to my new home!!

I double posted this in the trannie forum too.

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Any debris on the trans filter?

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Plenty now that the converter went south.

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Replaced the vss? That shouldn't eat converter but could be your hicup

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What is it that the shavings from? Just the tc eating its self?

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Clutch material is in the fluid making it dark no clue on shavings.

Vss is brand new as I was chasing a bouncing mph gauge.

Shop came back and said when these trucks are chipped they tend to do these things.... But my truck is bone stock aside from a DIY intake and cat/muffler delete. He said it feels like it runs stronger than stock.

I've only owned a 6 liter and this obs feels more sluggish than my 6.0.

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I even chased tail light wiring and trailer grounds to make sure it wasn't pulling the converter out of lock up. Everything checks out. I'm scratchin my head and loosin time I should be using driving my loaded trailer to Wa.

I hope they can get it figured out, this transmission and converter only lasted 3 months. The last one 10k miles before I smoked the converter. Never did any towing until recently.

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Is the shop your taking it to a reputable shop and are they know for transmission work also does converter get replaced with stock reman or an HD converter is suggest an HD converter for this rebuild

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As Ben said, I would be questioning what kind of converter is being used. Should be something like the billet towing converter from Phoenix Converters at a minimum. If the shop is saying that this normally happens because the truck is chipped I highly recommend you find another shop.

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I wish I could use another shop, unfortunately at this point the shop and I are stuck with each other.
Shop says we're getting another converter from another vender in case the last one was defective. They've done other work for me in the past with no issues. This is the first unfortunately.

That's why I was reaching out, to see if there is something in particular I could do to point them in the right direction.

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