Car: 2006 Chrysler 300c Srt8
Join Date: Nov 2012
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Transmission Shutter After Fluid Change
Hey Everyone i have the 06 300 SRT. It has 34,000 miles on it. I just had the dealer change the transmission fluid and filter for me because I felt like it was time. Now, when i start it up, if I dont let it sit and idle for more than about 2 minutes or so, if I drive off and come to a stop I get a bad vibration. If I drive off and dont come to a stop within a few minutes then I dont get a vibration but I do still notice that the transmission is shifting gears a little harder than before and not as smooth. Almost as if they replaced the factory fill with some garbage fluid.
So then I noticed that fluid was leaking out of the bottom so I took it back to the dealer and they found to have overfilled it. They just did the fluid and filter change not a flush and they added 6 quarts which ended up being over a quart and a half too much according to the chrysler tech. Now that the fluid level was said to be correct I thought the problem was gone but I hadnt shut the car off and then restarted it before leaving so I was wrong. The problem is still there and it even happens if say I stop to get gas somewhere and then when I restart the car the fluid is still hot but it does this vibration when coming to a stop for the first couple of minutes.
What can be the problem here? I was reluctant to even have them change the fluid but I figured the car is 10 years old and even with light mileage it was probably a good idea but now I feel like I made a mistake by having a routine maintenance done.
Also, what if some damage was done by the overfill? Would that allow me to be covered in case I need a new transmission? Especially that im long out of warranty.
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2006 Chrysler 300c Srt8
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