Automatic Transmission Advice

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Voyager1968, Apr 3, 2021.

  1. Dave1837

    Dave1837 Heavy Load Member

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    Ain't it funny how a 20 speed quadruplex can out last a 12 speed auto?? LOL
     
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  3. Val_Caldera

    Val_Caldera Light Load Member

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    10-2, 10-4!!

    "auto" shift: too many added Sensors (for each gear) as well Sensors for the Sensors and they're so easily accessible if one is a contortionist or pencil-neck geek.
    No wonder why "repair techs" ain't seemingly mechanically inclined or trained beyond the complexity of a hand-held laptop.
    Just Pull, Plug-n-Play!
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    For about 4 years, I drove a 2013 (or probably a bit older) Freightshaker Columbia with a 12 speed auto AND a Clutch Pedal. Sort of a tease, but the Clutch Pedal helped. Not enough Power to burn rubber.
     
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  4. Army91W

    Army91W Heavy Load Member

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    Sounds like you need an exhaust sample. Also, it’s spring time don’t forget get to swap your battery leads. Red goes to negative and black goes to positive. I hope you get it figured out.
     
  5. Val_Caldera

    Val_Caldera Light Load Member

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    I would need a Lobotomy before going to Swift and it became Swift Knight (or Special K) in 2018 or '19.
    I applied to Knight and "discovered too late" (after submitting application) that Swift was a new part. I declined further interest.
     
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  6. JoeTruck

    JoeTruck Medium Load Member

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    Just don't drive at night.
     
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  7. Driveright21

    Driveright21 Bobtail Member

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    You have obviously had a lot of time to think about this lol
     
  8. SteveScott

    SteveScott Road Train Member

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    If it went backwards in "R" then you were low on blinker fluid.
     
  9. Lazer

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    You be lucky to get that far, if you have the Eaton. One quick blip, or voltage spike from the alternator, and your dead in the water. Have a reliable hook on speed dial.
     
  10. John E.

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    I'm sure grateful I don't drive them automatics. Wicked experience.
     
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  11. bentstrider83

    bentstrider83 Road Train Member

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    I remember there being some thread here a while back asking about companies with automatic transmissions. Now I'm quite sure there's going to be an exact opposite one with people trying to find a company that doesn't have autos. I'm actually trying to get back into a manual myself since my company went all auto a couple years back. Of course I'm quite sure the fuel and linehaul outfits I'm gunning for are probably all auto now as well.

    At the same time, the funny thing about me is that while I'm able to drive a 10 speed standard and my motorcycle without them ever stalling out(you could actually let that clutch engage slightly without it shutting down), I could never drive a 5 speed manual car. As soon as I felt the familiar, slight clutch grab, engine stalls out.
     
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