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2014 Silverado Torque Converter Shudder


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Question for the brain trust. Just dropped off my 2014 Silverado with 133k miles on it for a torque converter shudder that it developed 2 weeks ago. The service writer just called me and gave me 3 options, 1)replace transmission 2)replace torque converter 3)system flush and fill. He said with the mileage that is on the truck that the flush and fill might not fix it and the wants to put TC in it at least. I chose to go with option 3 as all the stuff I have looked up says that is the most common fix for the shudder. What do you guys think?

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If it were me, I would have been doing some trans fluid removal about every 15k miles or so. I pull 1 gallon of fluid out the dipstick and replace with new fluid. At 60k I dropped the trans pan and changed the filter and however much fluid came out. Since then I have been doing the 15k miles/gallon trans fluid change. I am at 113k miles or so now. I hope to avoid transmission problems for a while by doing this.

I think you are right by doing the fluid first. It's the cheapest and easiest to do.

 

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Thanks. Dealer told me he didnt know if that would fix it or not. He might have been just trying to upsale me. But it is $200 to flush and I get my truck back today or $2000 to replace TC and I am down a ride for a few days. I am willing to gamble $200. 

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Get ready for option 1 or 2.  At that mileage, the fluid change will be a band aid/make no difference.  I'd have them drop the pan and see how full that magnet is.  If you are lucky, the converter hasn't messed up the pump yet.  

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I had my torque converter replaced under warranty at 30000 mile on my 2015.

The shudder came back  at 60,000 miles so I had the new flush done  at the dealer for $200. 

I have had no issues with the shudder and am at 130k miles now.

Do the flush first.

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