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2012 Pro-4x / 97k: had to stop on a decent uphill slope. When the light turned green I gave her gas and she wouldn’t move. I could feel the truck try to move but it was like something was locked up. Did it again a couple minutes later on the same hill, same scenario. Is the tranny on its way out? What should I check? All oils were replaced only 7k ago
 

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Did you check the transmission fluid level.
 

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Thanks for the humbling moment. I checked it with the engine off and it was way high. Then checked again with the engine running and it is low. Guess this is a check done with the engine running.
 

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Are you sure its not the hill assist? The brakes will hold you on a hill to keep you from rolling back until enough acceleration is applied then it releases. Mine is not always consistent, sometimes it holds it harder than others.
 

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Are you sure its not the hill assist? The brakes will hold you on a hill to keep you from rolling back until enough acceleration is applied then it releases. Mine is not always consistent, sometimes it holds it harder than others.
It could be, I don’t know what “activates” to keep the vehicle from rolling back. After topping off the oil, I tried to replicate it but it acted fine
 

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It could be, I don’t know what “activates” to keep the vehicle from rolling back. After topping off the oil, I tried to replicate it but it acted fine
When you let off the brakes after coming to a complete stop the vehicle keeps the brakes engaged until you apply enough gas to break it loose. I find that mine is inconsistent sometimes and i will need more gas than other times to overcome the brakes.
 

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Thanks for the humbling moment. I checked it with the engine off and it was way high. Then checked again with the engine running and it is low. Guess this is a check done with the engine running.


The trans fluid should be checked with engine running, trans in park or neutral and up to operating temp (there is a lot of fluid in there so thermal expansion matters).

Too high is very bad for auto trans also! Don’t go over the max mark.
 

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How are you guys checking trans fluid? I think my tube has a thing that is bolted down, is there a stick in there or do you need to buy one?
 

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Did a complete fluid change with Valvoline MaxLife ATF. Took almost all of the 1gal container.

There is a dip stick already in the tube.
 

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Complete change is close to 11 litres (3 gallons). Drain and fill is only changing around 1/3 of the total capacity.
 
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