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– Troubleshooting

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GENERAL PROBLEMS
Transmission Slippage
Unit Will Not Move
Transmission System Pressure Is Low (All Gears)
Transmission System Pressure Is Low (One or Two Gears)
Transmission Shifts Too Slow
Transmission Shifts Too Fast
Unit “Creeps” in Neutral
Transmission Hydraulic System Overheats
Excessive Transmission Noise (under load or no load)
Unit Vibrates
Unit Lacks Power And Acceleration
Torque Converter Stall RPM Too High
Torque Converter Stall RPM Too Low

Transmission Slippage

Problem Solution

Low oil level Check and add oil

Wrong oil grade Check oil grade

Weak or broken pressure regulating valve spring Do Transmission System Pressure Test

Transmission pump suction screen restricted Remove and clean screen

Low transmission pump flow due to worn pump Do Transmission Pump Flow Test

Transmission control valve or gasket leakage Remove valve and inspect gaskets

Clutch cut-off valve sticking Remove and inspect clutch cut-off valve

Remove control valve housing and check for
Restricted modulation orifice housing orifices
restrictions in valve and valve

Do Transmission Element Leakage Test Using System
Excessive transmission element leakage
Pressure

Worn clutch disks Repair transmission

spring is broken Inspect for damage Inspect transmission control valve for external Control valve gasket failure leakage. check condition of transmission filter. Inspect or replace gasket. Transmission pressure regulating valve is stuck or Remove transmission pressure regulating valve. Disconnect shift linkage Stuck control valve spool from control valve spool and check linkage movement. Remove control valve. Do Transmission Switch failure System Pressure Test Transmission pump may be noisy if transmission suction screen is clogged. Also. Repair If drive shafts rotate with transmission in gear but unit Broken ring or pinion gear does not move. torque converter is good Drain transmission to determine if large pieces of Broken shafts or gears metal contamination are present Inspect drive shafts and universal joints for external Broken drive shafts damage.Unit Will Not Move Problem Solution See Transmission Pressure is low (all gears) or Low or no transmission pressure Transmission Pressure is low (one or two gears) Do Brake Pedal Operational Check. a differential failure is indicated. Repair Transmission Pressure Is Low (All Gears) Problem Solution Low oil level Check transmission oil level and refill if necessary Verify transmission system pressure. Transmission pump is failed Do pump flow test Transmission System Pressure Is Low (One or Two Gears) Problem Solution Failed transmission control valve gasket Inspect transmission control valve for external . If engine pulldown is Failed torque converter normal. Do Service and Service brakes will not release Park Brake System Drag Checks Park brake applied or parkswitch misadjusted Adjust park brake switch Check shift linkage operation. Do Torque Converter Stall Test. Suction strainer is plugged Remove and clean suction screen. Drain transmission.

leakage. Clutch piston or seal ring leakage Disassemble and repair Transmission Shifts Too Slow Problem Solution Low oil level (aeration of oil) Check and add oil Low transmission pressure Do Transmission System Pressure Test Transmission pump suction screen restricted Remove and clean screen Low transmission pump flow Do Transmission Pump Flow Test Do Transmission Element Leakage Test Using System Excessive transmission element leakage Pressure Oil passages restricted between control valve and emove control valve and inspect oil passages transmission elements Clutch cut-off valve sticking Remove and inspect cut-off valve Transmission Shifts Too Fast Problem Solution System pressure too high Do Transmission System Pressure Test Stuck modulation valve Remove and inspect modulation valve Stuck or missing forward/reverse check valve Inspect transmission control valve Broken piston return spring Disassemble and inspect clutch Unit “Creeps” in Neutral Problem Solution Warped disks and plates in transmission Check transmission Transmission Hydraulic System Overheats Problem Solution High oil level Check and adjust Low oil level Check and correct . Inspect or replace gasket. Remove control valve.

Air flow through oil cooler or radiator restricted Do Radiator Air Flow Test Bypass thermal bypass valve and check to see if unit Oil cooler thermal relief bypass valve stuck still overheats. Repair as necessary Do Converter-Out and Lube Pressure Test. Do Transmission Leakage in transmission hydraulic system Element Leakage Test Low transmission pump output Do Transmission Pump Flow Test Excessive Transmission Noise (under load or no load) Problem Solution Engine slow idle too low Check engine slow idle speed Remove transmission suction screen. Do Low or no lube Transmission Pump Flow Test Incorrect type of oil Change oil High oil level Drain some oil Low oil level Add oil Air leak on suction side of pump Check oil pickup tube on side of transmission Unit Vibrates Problem Solution Aerated oil Check and add oil Failed universal joints on transmission drive shaft or Check universal joints differential drive shafts Unit Lacks Power And Acceleration . Do Temperature gauge or sender malfunction Install Tachometer/Temperature Reader Installation Procedure. Inspect for Parts worn or damaged in transmission metal particles. restricted.Wrong oil grade Check oil grade Park brake on Release park brake Lube lines pinched. or leaking Check cooler lines Unit operated in too high gear range Operate unit in correct gear range temperature sensor to verify temperature. Do Transmission Oil Cooler Thermal Bypass Valve Test Oil cooler internally restricted Do Oil Cooler Restriction Test Warped disks and plates in transmission Do Transmission Clutch Drag Check Do Converter-Out Pressure Test.

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