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Transmission heating up more than usual?

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I've noticed for about the past 2-3 months now my transmission has been heating up more than usual. I know this because I have pod gauges installed on the truck.

Before it wouldn't get hotter than 110f. But lately has been getting up too 140f and above.

Also I've checked my oil, has plenty, but is showing signs of burning.

What are my options here or what may be going on?

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anyone have any ideas?



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I recently installed my gauges also, and was running around 140ish. I recently installed a PHP six position programmer and now even when driving normal (keeping my foot out of it), im running anywhere from 160-170. I think ive read on here somewhere that 180 is where the tranny fluid starts to break down? I need help too!!
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To both posters. An upgraded valve body and torque converter would most likely solve tour issues. Make sure you flush the tranny while you're at it. Just as a reference 90 degrees above ambient temp is normal.

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THat works.

But it doesnt really explain why my fluid is burning and also when i put it in reverse and kicks hard into gear too=/



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The more time it takes for your transmissions to shift the more your fluid is gonna heat up and break down.

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And you didn't say anything about slamming in reverse in your original post. Your tranny might need a rebuild.

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What is the temp outside? Are there clogs in the cooler lines.


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Yea i did forget to mention that didn't i....

Yea once in awhile when i stick the truck in reverse, the tranny will slam into it.

Moves the whole truck.

But also over the weekend, my tranny heated up to just over 180*

I have burnt fluid...



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Tranny fluid will start breaking down when it hits over 210*.
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