Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: Tow Vehicles: Place your bets now!
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Tow Vehicles

Open Roads Forum  >  Tow Vehicles

 > Place your bets now!

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 6  
Next
Grit dog

Black Diamond, WA

Senior Member

Joined: 05/06/2013

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 11/09/21 12:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The ole (new) Trailboss may have just barfed up some transmission parts....

Here's the stats:
20k miles
5.3/10speed
only driven to church on Sundays by gramma

Here's the conditions:
Rockin and rollin down I-90 into town this morning. Got Eric Church and Lizzy Hale blarin' on the stereo.
Doin bout 80-85mph.
No trailer.
30-40 mph headwind coming up off the Sound.

Here's the symptoms:
-Couple "bumps" felt in the drivetrain, thought it was wind gusts at first, honestly.
-Dash lights up like it's Christmas. ESC, parking brake, wrench light, engine light, maybe more and the incessant warnings to "service" everything on the truck.
-Dash lights go away except for engine light until I mash the skinny pedal again. More "bumps", more Xmas lights.
-Truck runs "ok" right up the speed limiter, but is late/lazy shifting with higher than normal rpms before up-shifting.
- At idle in gear or neutral, feels like the torque converter is hanging up or kicking in/out? If that makes sense.
- Accelerating from a stop = audible whining noise from the middle underneath of the truck...you know, right about where the trans lives.


Truck is supposed to get looked at this afternoon, our Equip Manager is taking it over to the dealer.

Place your bets now! What is this mystery issue?

(PS, at least I got almost 60k miles out of my 2016 Silverado 1/2 ton transmission...)

[image]


2016 Ram 2500, MotorOps.ca EFIlive tuned, 5” turbo back, 6" lift on 37s
2017 Heartland Torque T29

Grit dog

Black Diamond, WA

Senior Member

Joined: 05/06/2013

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 11/09/21 12:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think I found the root cause, at least...

Searching for some intel on whether there are common issues with this trans, I found this...

" Ford took point on the (10R80) ten-speed gearbox, setting their sights on rear -or- four-wheel drive vehicles equipped with longitudinally mounted engines."

Now wondering, should we continue taking it to the Chebbie Dealer, or just take it straight to FoMoCo?

LOL

One thing is for sure, as of today I'm starting to really like that clunky old, shifts like a wet fart in a bowl of mashed potatoes, 68rfe in the Brodozer!

Lwiddis

Cambria, California area

Senior Member

Joined: 08/12/2016

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 11/09/21 03:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You’ve been unlucky. My 1500 Z71 has been perfect…but it’s not a “boss.”


Winnebago 2101DS TT & 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 LTZ Z71, WindyNation 300 watt solar-Lossigy 200 AH Lithium battery. Prefer boondocking, USFS, COE, BLM, NPS, TVA, state camps. Bicyclist. 14 yr. Army -11B40 then 11A - (MOS 1542 & 1560) IOBC & IOAC grad


noteven

Turtle Island

Senior Member

Joined: 02/13/2011

View Profile



Posted: 11/09/21 03:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Do the 10 speeds still have a turbo encabulator?

Grit dog

Black Diamond, WA

Senior Member

Joined: 05/06/2013

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 11/09/21 03:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

noteven wrote:

Do the 10 speeds still have a turbo encabulator?


I don't believe so. I think that got scrubbed with the addition of fully integrated muffler bearings and the new API synthetic blinker fluid requirements.
But get this, the first reaction by the dealer was "if it is what he thinks it is, parts are on at least a 3 week backorder"
This was before they even looked at the truck for fcks sake!
Told our Equip Mgr to push them hard for a loaner or complimentary rental. Usually pretty good about that as we are a large customer.
But at the dealer level, I've found that they generally prioritize repairs that are costing them extra out of pocket (IE a loner vehicle).

* This post was edited 11/09/21 03:24pm by Grit dog *

wanderingaimlessly

Buggs Island lake

Senior Member

Joined: 08/23/2017

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 11/09/21 03:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Have you got "That great GM feeling" yet?

jdc1

Rescue, Ca

Senior Member

Joined: 05/30/2011

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 11/10/21 08:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The more speeds a tranny has, the more parts to break.

PA12DRVR

Back in God's Country

Senior Member

Joined: 09/17/2003

View Profile



Posted: 11/10/21 10:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If the sound of choice had been Zeppelin and AC/DC, the tranny would not have had to make its objections known. [emoticon]


CRL
My RV is a 1946 PA-12
Back in the GWN

Grit dog

Black Diamond, WA

Senior Member

Joined: 05/06/2013

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 11/10/21 10:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

PA12DRVR wrote:

If the sound of choice had been Zeppelin and AC/DC, the tranny would not have had to make its objections known. [emoticon]


Guess that's what I get for switching from the classic rock station yesterday!

nickthehunter

Southgate, MI

Senior Member

Joined: 07/18/2005

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 11/10/21 01:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jdc1 wrote:

The more speeds a tranny has, the more parts to break.
Holy Cow !!! I got to run and tell my dad to sell all those trucks; the transmissions are about to grenade cause the got to many gears in them. They're all Eaton Fuller 18 speeds. And to think some of them have over 500,000 miles on them.

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 6  
Next

Open Roads Forum  >  Tow Vehicles

 > Place your bets now!
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Tow Vehicles


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2022 CWI, Inc. © 2022 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.