yeah, it's acting up again.
during the winter, i had a bout with torque converter chatter. this issue was solved with a PCM flash...or so i thought. well, 3000 miles later, it's back. at least my transmission is shifting normally though.
i'm installing larger tires soon, so with OD constantly off, and a superchips programmer in the near future...maybe it will stop. if it doesn't, i'm not getting it replaced with the same POS converter from the dealer. so i have a few questions...
have any of you modified the 42RLE? i'd like to find a TC that's compatable with the 3.8L and 42RLE. is that possible? i'd figure that i would put one in with my transmission cooler probably near the end of summer.
also, is anyone aware of any ATF4 additives to remedy chatter? i've seen Dr. Tranny (i know, sounds like a porno movie
) in parts stores and it claims to stop this lousy trans behavior. does it work? i'd imagine it's like a friction modifier like LSD additive for differentials. i don't know ANYTHING about modding transmission fluid.
what do ya'll think? i've dropped slushies before and screwed around with them, but i'd like to not burn mine up by jacking around with it. at the same time though, i'm not paying some dipsh*t at a trans shop to rebuild it. it doesn't need rebuilt, but i know they'll tell me that. as of right now, the trans is ok. it runs a little hot, but it shifts ok, color and smell is good, it's just my TC, hell maybe the TCM is the root of the JK's trans issues?
i don't know yet but i'm seriously about to start messing around with this POS transmission. i'd love to override the TCM and prevent the lockup from 3rd into 4th, but that would cause temp issues on a transmission already recalled for heat. i'm sure playing with the solenoids would neuter my jeep, so uhhhhh....
how's dr tranny work? any TC's compatable?