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From talking to the owner of a dealer. I have heard of the following problem.

He had a 300C come in with trans problems. It shook and shaked in gear and the trans would flop aroung while driving.

When they finally investigated there was water in the trans, so much that when tey dropped the pan it was all foamy. The had to fluch the trans with new fluid 3 or 4 times over the next week or two to finally get all the moisture out.

Cause of the problem......
The O-ring on the dipstick tube was missing alowing water from the snow and rain to leak in to the trans.

BTW: you could check for water in your trans fluid by pulling the dip-stick but oh yea, you don't get one with the car.
 

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If you notice the trans dipstick is pluged by a cap that says something like "for dealer use only". Atleast mine and my fathers is. Where the Trans dip stick tube goes into the trans body there is a o-ring. Or in this case no o-ring.
 

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MidnightBlue said:
From talking to the owner of a dealer. I have heard of the following problem.He had a 300C come in with trans problems. It shook and shaked in gear and the trans would flop aroung while driving.
When they finally investigated there was water in the trans, so much that when tey dropped the pan it was all foamy. The had to fluch the trans with new fluid 3 or 4 times over the next week or two to finally get all the moisture out.
Cause of the problem......
The O-ring on the dipstick tube
was missing alowing water from the snow and rain to leak in to the trans.

BTW: you could check for water in your trans fluid by pulling the dip-stick but oh yea, you don't get one with the car.
This happened to me ..near the end of Feb. '05..had 1780 miles on my "C". Took 8 days in the shop,and a NEW tranny to get it back to rollin'. All been discussed,and cussed on The Forum..search Transmission Vibrations 55-58 mph,or something like that..LOTS to read..
 

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MidnightBlue said:
If you notice the trans dipstick is pluged by a cap that says something like "for dealer use only". Atleast mine and my fathers is. Where the Trans dip stick tube goes into the trans body there is a o-ring. Or in this case no o-ring.
I noticed the same plug on my car. I take it the dealer uses their own dip stick. :confused: Maybe it cuts down on the cost of the car. What's a dip stick go for these days?

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Don't get me wrong, I love my C, 10 months now and it is as thrilling as new, I don't even think about getting another car ( a first). I am not impressed with these idiots who seemingly willfuly created a car with so many potential flaws. I ask, HAS ANYONE EVER HEARD OF A LEXUS WITH WATER IN THE TRANNY?
 

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Trans Problem Solved (for now- waiting for rain)

I had my trans serviced at the dealer where I bought the car. They seemed to be familiar with the "shudder" problem and the cure. They replaced the dip-stick tube seal (o-ring?) and flushed the trans three times (during the same service visit). I picked it up today and the car runs like new! My problem first occurred on a day when it was raining heavily. I had :) 3300 miles at the time. Part number replaced is BG9136 w/descp 106.310.
 

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II kings 9:20 said:
Don't get me wrong, I love my C, 10 months now and it is as thrilling as new, I don't even think about getting another car ( a first). I am not impressed with these idiots who seemingly willfuly created a car with so many potential flaws. I ask, HAS ANYONE EVER HEARD OF A LEXUS WITH WATER IN THE TRANNY?
Dude that might be my favorite post I've ever read here.

I know all cars are gonna have problems, but a $10 part is going to hose up a 37K car...and you DONT issue a recall??? Did I miss something?
 

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Dude that might be my favorite post I've ever read here.

I know all cars are gonna have problems, but a $10 part is going to hose up a 37K car...and you DONT issue a recall??? Did I miss something?
FYI,

This is how I understand it.

Recalls are issued for one of two reasons. Cost or Safety....oh, and emissions. :rolleyes:

You will see recalls very quickly for saftety related issues because the NHSTA gets on 'em fast and hard....Emissions on the other hand has to do with the Fed fining them so yeah, they hop fast on those too.

As far as mere cost? If Chrysler reviews their service bulletins and records and weigh the amount of prospected vehicles they will have to repair due to the problem, and said problem is lower in cost than what they will spend to fix them all by issuing a recall, you can guess what they'll do. It's simple accounting.
 

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BillyC said:
I had my trans serviced at the dealer where I bought the car. They seemed to be familiar with the "shudder" problem and the cure. They replaced the dip-stick tube seal (o-ring?) and flushed the trans three times (during the same service visit). I picked it up today and the car runs like new! My problem first occurred on a day when it was raining heavily. I had :) 3300 miles at the time. Part number replaced is BG9136 w/descp 106.310.


What was the date of manufacture for your car? Just curious as to whether the "O" rings were left off during a certain time period, or should we all be concerned.
 

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I had the same problem with water in the tranny and the TSB seems to have cured it. My build date was after 3/1/05 which leads be to believe most who haven't had this problem yet should watch for tranny issues very closely.
 

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i have my car at the dealership today for other items and i told them to check the fluid to make sure there was no water in there just to make sure i can prevent any problems from happening.
 

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I had the same problem with water in the tranny and the TSB seems to have cured it. My build date was after 3/1/05 which leads be to believe most who haven't had this problem yet should watch for tranny issues very closely.
Dont WAIT!
Ask your service mgr. to do the TSB procedure as a preventative measure... sounds as if most dealers are willing to comply.
Mine handled this for me about 3 weeks ago.
 

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Mine was built Jan 05. The water will kill your tranny with time. Mine is still in the shop and the tranny needs a rebuild. Pump, clutch plates, torque converter etc,... This issue is happening to many 300C owners. Parts are not available and wait times for the parts alone are 2-3 weeks. This should be recall issue.
 

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Cheer up. I had water in mine and it took 8 weeks for them to get a new trans after trying to rebuild it. It runs like new now so it was worth the wait! the dealer wasn't too happy as it cost them $1,400 for a rental car.
 
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