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Old 20 Aug 2004, 04:28 pm
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Default Update: 03 Auto Trans Front Pump Problem

Took my 03 auto N/A in for a transmission service today, i.e. - flush fluid, and told them I was getting a little hesitation when the transmission was shifting. They called me an hour after I dropped off and told me there was a recall on a part in my transmission that they will replace under warranty. Not sure on the details, but I will post follow-up on Tuesday, 8/24, when I get the car back. Just want to get the word out to other 03 auto transmission owners on this possible problem.[:I]
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Old 20 Aug 2004, 04:52 pm
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Graveone.... how many miles on your cruiser?
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Old 20 Aug 2004, 04:56 pm
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I wonder if they are talking about the recall for the power steering lines that rub on the transaxle casing? Did thye say that the recall that they are talking about was directly related to your hesitation?
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My cruiser has 34K miles. Chrysler service advisor told me that the hesitation was directly related to the recall, but only said it had to do with transmission, no details. He didn't mention anything about power steering lines rubbing. I will post all the details on Tuesday when I get the car back.
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Old 23 Aug 2004, 06:16 pm
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Just got off phone with Chrysler service advisor, now the story is that it is not a recall, but a bulletin to Chrysler Service Managers that the front pump on the automatic transmissions is not keeping the pressure up and may cause rough shifting. It needs to be replaced. I like how they changed from "recall" to "bulletin". I guess it's not a full blown recall until enough people show up with the same problem. At least it's covered by my warranty.
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If you get a TSB # please pass it on . Thanks
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Old 24 Aug 2004, 06:43 pm
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gonzomania,
The TSB is 21-007-04, replaced Front Pump. The first TSB before fixing was 21-005-03 Rev.A. Hope these help. BTW, she now shifts as smooth as silk.[8)]
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Old 25 Aug 2004, 05:36 pm
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A recall is usually reserved for safety issues, or major embarrassing problems.

Rough shifting is, in the grand scheme of things, pretty minor.
If the transmissions were seizing up, that would merit a recall.

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Just got off phone with Chrysler service advisor, now the story is that it is not a recall, but a bulletin to Chrysler Service Managers that the front pump on the automatic transmissions is not keeping the pressure up and may cause rough shifting. It needs to be replaced. I like how they changed from "recall" to "bulletin". I guess it's not a full blown recall until enough people show up with the same problem. At least it's covered by my warranty.
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Old 19 Dec 2007, 09:19 am
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I bought my 03' Cruiser in January of 2007, in November 2007 my transmission went out! The shop said something broke inside and there was nothing anyone could do about it. I had to pay out $1,350 to fix it. My car is also doing that issue while the car is idling the air is hot, but when you start to go the air works fine.
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Old 19 Dec 2007, 07:14 pm
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Default Re: Update: 03 Auto Trans Front Pump Problem

Clemson Girl you need a radiator fan. Thats why it works when moving but not when standing still. The high speed of you fan is now working.... My guess is that sometimes it does work pretty good when idling.... That's the engine getting hot enough to turn on the low speed fan.....
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