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Transmission slips – GMC Safari

Transmission slips – GMC Safari Rough engine and slipping transmission on 2004 GMC Safari van with the 4.3L V-6 engine. Before you even think of adding anything to your engine or transmission, clean your mass airflow sensor (MAF) sensor. It’s one of the known causes of engine and transmission issues. The MAF sensor is located in the air duct between the air filter box and the throttle body. The sensor contains heated wire elements that are cooled by the inrush of fresh air. The sensor measures how much power is … Read More

Transmission Leak Transmission slips in gear

My transmission leaks and slips GM has issued a TSB #08-07-30-009A regarding a Transmission Leak Transmission slips in gear. The TSB applies to ALL 2001-08 GM vehicles with front wheel drive and the 4T80-E transmission. The TSB advises dealers NOT to replace the transmission for this defect. The fix is to replace the 3rd clutch housing with a new part #8682114. The new part is made from an updated material to extend the life of the axle seal. © 2012 Rick Muscoplat


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