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I had to pull around 4k lbs straight up a mountain today.I was in 4wd and drive 1.My tranny is a couple months old and I have the largest tranny cooler on it I could get.When I got to the top I could smell burnt tranny fluid.No slipping just the oder.Should I go ahead and change the fluid?

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No gauges?? Pull the stick, then look and smell the flluid..

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No no gauges.Just started this buisness and its taking every penny I got right now.I'm trying to baby it untill I can get some.Just got in one of those places were it was go up or come down backwards.The stick didn't seem to smell that bad.

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Is it bright red or orangish looking?

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No gauges?? Pull the stick, then look and smell the flluid..
X2 on that, make sure the fluid doesnt smell burnt or anything, or dark..and please get some gauges

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Yeah, but your trucks a freak of nature...
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well i have the same question. My EX tranny fluid smells burnt to. s i am at a cross rd my self should i do a flush and filter or leave the old in and just ride it out till it goes boom


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these trans dont really go "boom" i would either flush it or leave it, either way. if it were a 5r110 then i would say maybe you burnt up a solenoid but i dont know enough about the 4r trans to give you any help there. ask in the tech section and wait for scuffy to come in there, hes god

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Its pink but smells like rearend dope.It doesn't slip it just got hot.Smells real bad when I first crank it then goes away.I may change it anyways.

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well i have the same question. My EX tranny fluid smells burnt to. s i am at a cross rd my self should i do a flush and filter or leave the old in and just ride it out till it goes boom
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Its pink but smells like rearend dope.It doesn't slip it just got hot.Smells real bad when I first crank it then goes away.I may change it anyways.
Transmissions are weird about fluid. If it's had bad fluid in it for a while that may be the only thing keeping it going. Putting new fluid in can kill it. If it's just happened you should be fine but there is always the chance. I've had many drive in and not drive out just because of a trans flush. If you've ever gotten a trans serviced and wondered why you had to sign a waiver, that's why they do it.

t8ter- that fluid is bad....

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T8ter change the fluid. Its cooked. Also with the bullydog chip. Since those things are about the only thing that I know thats harder on a trans than an edge juice. Tow in the stock tune

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