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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-08-2009, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Weird tranny noise when cold

Hopefully someone can figure out what is going on with my truck. Its a 04 FX4 screw and I just got it a few months ago. It has about 67000km on it and seemed to be very clean and well maintained when I got it. So on to the problem.....when its about -7C or colder out the tranny makes a weird metallic sounding whine just before its about to shift. It starts to whine just before a tranny shift and goes away as soon as it shifts. It will also do it for the next few upshifts. Once the truck warms up it doesn't do it. It also doesn't when it warmer outside. I told my dealership about it when I took it in for the last oilchange and they said the fluid looked like the previous owner most likely did do the tranny fluid change around 50000km. Not sure where the fluid change was done...is it possible they used the wrong fluid.

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check the fluid level first
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thanks funford. Dealer checked level and fluid condition last time it was in. I just went out and double checked my self and it looks good.
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what did the dealer say about the noise?
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They thought it might be my edge programmer (changed tranny shift points) I have since turned it off and there has been no change. I have not been back to the dealer since.
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is the sound occuring under high load high rpm shifts?these engines have a habit of "chirping"the fan belt under these conditions.


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It does it under normal driving conditions. I have not done any high load shifts cause I don't know if it will hurt what ever is making that noise. I will see if I can get a sound recording and post it over the next day or two. Thanks for all the help so far
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Is it like a whistling noise?
My 2001 Gator does the same thing, before and after a rebuild which was done when 2nd gear blew out of it.
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ya, kinda like a whistle with a bit of a tin sound to it.
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post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-16-2009, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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Made a video this morning on the way to work. Today was the coldest day so far here at -22C. Today it made the noise even when it wasn't shifting. There is some static noise,but that is from the camera sitting on the console while I was driving. If you need I can try another without the static.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8weYqPtuQg
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