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Old 09 Jun 2012, 07:44 pm
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I have a 2001 with 166K miles. Bought used with 136K several years ago. Replaced computer module after purchase. I recently replaced brake pads and turned rotors, also replaced front balljoints and lower control arms, also new shocks all around. Recent plug replacement within 600 miles.

I had a strange incident the other day. Drove the car about 15 miles to mall and went to park. Passed one open space because I mistakenly thought there was another open space a little further up. When I went to Reverse, the car started bucking, or shuttering. It wasn't a violent type of shaking. It was subtle with a feeling of some type of resistance occurring, but also felt to me like a little engine stalling too. This continued a little when I went to Drive and pulled into the space. It was not as evident as the stuttering that ocurred in reverse. My first thought was a clogged EGR valve, because I know that it's time. My second thought was binding brakes or calipers. Third thought was balljoints, and fourth was transmission. I reversed out of the space and back in several times and the shuttering continued. Got out on all fours and studied the balljoints and brakes and everything looked good. Since that incident I have made tested the Reverse on several occassions and everything seems fine. Maybe a little bump when shifting from Reverse to Drive. But I could easily second guess myself and say I'm not really feeling any hard shifting. This weekend I pulled the transmission pan to have a look and to change the fluid. Check out what I found. See the pics. The magnet was full of metal slivers and there were five big metal chunks in the bottom. Cleaned the pan and replaced the fluid with ATF+4. Everything seems to be working smoothly. Took a hill on a test drive and seemed to shift at about 3-4000 RPM's. So what do you guys think the metal chunks are from, and why is the car still running/shifting normally? Has anyone seen this before?
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Old 10 Jun 2012, 08:35 am
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I have no idea what they are but it don't look good sorry
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