View Full Version : What does this sound like?

02-27-2005, 02:35 PM
When i'm cruising at about 50 - 60 mph it seems as if my tranny won't shift up into od because my rpms stay at about 4k so i have to back off the throttle to keep from overheating. I checked the fluid level in the tranny and its fine. What could be causing this, anybody know? it just started to do this about a day ago... before that it would cruise at 50-60 at about 2-3k. :confused:

02-27-2005, 02:49 PM
did you check the tv cable and see if it is hooked up maybe adjust it make sure no linkage at tranny is binding.

It sounds like you lost more than OD my 5.0 runs under 2K rpm at 70mph in OD and about 2500 rpm at 70mph in D..... to be doing 4K rpm at 50-60 kinda sounds like your in 2nd

bad news is most likely the trans in going out

02-27-2005, 05:11 PM
50 MPH in 3rd gear should be somewhere around 2000-2500 depending on your rear gears. I would agree that 4000 would put you in second. Iwould have to agree with mjbtbrd and say that Your TV cable has most likely come loose. You haven't driven too far I hope...

02-27-2005, 05:19 PM
I was afraid that it was the tranny going down :toilet: Thanks for being the bearer of bad news. I'll check that tv cable.

02-27-2005, 07:05 PM
If it is the TV cable, you will do serious damage to the transmission each mile you drive. OD should engage around 45mph or so.