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My 'trep is getting up there in miles right now.I am not sure if it has the original tranny in it or not, but I noticed that when the tranny oil is really cold (like, air temp when it is under 40 Deg), it feels like it slips alot (torque converter, not shifting).

this normal?

[ October 25, 2001: Message edited by: Lafrad ]
 

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I also have the same problem with my 96 Trep 3.5... Only on first startup of the day.. so any replies.. please send to me also.. thanks.. one more thing.. sometimes when I have the A/C on every once in a while while around highway speeds... I feel a bump/lunges foward (it feels like it anyway)... not sure if it's normal.. anyone have same probs? Please reply
 

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Paul, the Bump thing sounds like it might be a real problem. maybe you have a bad ground or something that the A/C would affect (blower motor taking alot of power) It just seems that something as insignificant as A/C would affect the way the car runs on the hiway, and not at idle or slow speeds.

Also, has anyone noticed that Dodge does use the acceleration A/C Shutoff thing? when you mash down on the gas pedal, the A/C compressor disengauges and gives you all the power the engine can give. dont know what the delay for Shutoff/startup is on it, but I do feel it doing that. (the air gets warm when I am driving like a madman, or just accelerating onto Hiwy 94)
 

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The transmission will not shift into final gear when the tranny fluid is not up to operating temperatures. There can be slips as well. Mine has only slipped out of gear once at -25F at work one night.

However, at speed on the highway, you may notifce the car is not in final gear and the RPMS's are higher than normal. This is normal. The computer is keeping the car running warmer to heat up the tranny fluid before it shifts into gear.
 

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When your on the highway your usually at a constant RPM, so when the A/C kicks off you will notice it due to the A/C taking a few hp`s (2?) to run.. If you have ATC its more noticeble if you have it on while your on the highway, its normal, dont worry about it.
 

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Thanks ATF! I was worried that my poor little tranny was going..... it got mighty windy and cold... just gonna haveta baby the thing this winter I guess. :p
 
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