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steve fogel

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« on: April 07, 2008, 11:59:42 AM »

I noticed my 2005 300C was not engaging in drive when cold for some time.....then I got on the Freeway the other day and it went "Vroom" like it was in neutral but it was in drive.....the engine light came on and I took it to the shop......any idea what causes this?.....heck you can't even check the tranny fluid on those things.....there's no dipstick, dipstick !

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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2008, 12:12:10 PM »

If it's like a GM tranny coupled to a Northstar V-8 there is a fill hole (somewhere).  On the GM's you fill it to the hole's level and an internal pump maintains the proper fluid level in the valve body and torque convertor.
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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2008, 12:30:03 PM »

I have a dripstick in my wifes Charger. . .  Dipstick

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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2008, 01:04:17 PM »

a "fillhole".??......whoa, I don't want to get into yer personal life, I just want to know what's wrong with my tranny......
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« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2008, 01:13:10 PM »

Yer the one who called us a "dip-stick"   Ye ask a question, Ye get an answer!
 
now looking-up dip-stick in Roget's Thesaurus and synonyms fer previously mentioned werd...
 

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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2008, 02:05:40 PM »

I didn't call you a dipstick, dipstick, I called the people who didn't put a dipstick on the car dipsticks, you dipstick
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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2008, 03:26:53 PM »

You keep that up and I'll dip-stick ya. . . Dip-stick
 
But you are right, what dip-stick decided to leave out a dip-stick.  Dip-stick
 
This is going nowhere fast. . . .
 
Didn't you have a incident a few months ago with the shift cable on that?  Maybe it's loose or out of adjustment???
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« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2008, 05:49:15 PM »

Never mind dip sticks and holes ...

 I'm still stuck on "not engaging in drive when cold".

What's that mean, less than 80 ?

Or maybe a cold snap all the way down to 75 ?

Your oil cooler is probably working too well, put a piece of cardboard in front of it!


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« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2008, 06:07:52 PM »

Good one Bill!!!
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« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2008, 06:22:29 PM »

My dad's '08 Dodge Avenger had a similar problem a while ago. When you got in and started the car and left the driveway quickly, the car wouldn't shift out of first. It would return to normal if you pulled over, shut it off and waited a minute or 2 before starting again. Shifting thru the ranges had no effect on it.
We told the dealer about it after it happened a couple of times and they said they hadn't heard of any problems. The next day we got a recall notice on it! The computer needed to be re-programmed.
Maybe yours is a computer glitch as well.....

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« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2008, 07:41:58 PM »

new cars... i tell ya.




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« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2008, 07:51:37 PM »

like how it slips when it's low on fluid......and the dipsticks at Chrysler said it was low on fluid and there's also a factory notice on the tranny valves.......shouldn't those morons check it when you have yer "12 point service"?........they just check the window washer fluid and pee in the bottle if it's low.......I'll bet those dunces didn't check it........yes, Polaraco, the shift cable broke a few months back.......see what happens when you buy the low priced Christ-ler instead of the BMW or Mercedes.......pure pot metal on the innards........
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« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2008, 07:53:22 PM »

probably slipped until it got some fluid......those jit for brains idiots didn't check the level......probably riding around on a couple drops of fluid.......should have them replace the tranny before the 7/70 warranty expires.....
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« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2008, 09:46:12 AM »

I was going to say it sounded like low fluid.  There are no leaks on your car, are there?  Did you ask them where, or how the fluid got low?
Keep your records in case you have to fight this.  The Dealers in Bakersfield are notorious for screwing customers over factory warrantees - all of them - Dodge, Chevy, Ford, even your precious BMW!  There's no competition in this town so there's no need to satisfy customers.
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« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2008, 09:49:59 AM »

I am not familiar with the transmissions on these new cars but I have to ask.
 
Is it possible you lost some fluid when they fixed the cable?  Maybe they didn't replentish it.
 
That doesn't have a vacuum module on it like the GM's had.  Does it???
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