Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Forked River, NJ
05 Freestar Trans Chatter
This is my company van. I dont pay for the repairs but I like to know what's going on so I can tell the dealer exactly. Here's what's going on.......
For the past week or so I noticed that when the torque converter lockup happens there was a slight shutter. At first it was very sporadic so I chocked it up to bumps in the road. This morning was like any other morning feeling it ever so slightly, then it banged and started shuddering like you hit the rumble strips on the highway. Now sometimes it hits hard(like if when going into lockup, and other times it shudders. At around 58mph the shudder gets bad once lockup kicks in.
When I got the van back(they sat for 10 months while we were laid off)all the fluids were changed. The fluid looked pink and smelled about as good at Mercon V can smell. It was about 1/2 qt low, so I added more but 1/2 shouldnt make it do what it's doing. I've put about 3000 miles on it in the 1.5 months that I have been back. I'm going to call my boss tomorrow to find out what they want to do(there are a few other vans I can have if needed). What do you think?
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