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The customer may experience an initial delayed shift engagement following an extended off (not running) period of time, generally after being parked overnight. The initial shift engagement may feel like a delay or slip when a transmission gear (reverse or drive) is first selected after engine start.
The customer may not have experienced the delayed shift engagement until after the transmission has been serviced, where the cooler return filter was replaced during the service and/or repair.
The condition is not detrimental to the transmission but may cause concern with the customer.
The above condition may be caused by a suspect cooler return filter a part number of 04799662AB. This "AB" suffix / level filter may allow transmission fluid to drain back out of the torque converter. The drain back condition may occur over a period time when the engine (and transmission) are not running. With less fluid in the torque converter a delay in gear engagement may occur at engine start up while the torque converter fills to its proper fluid level.
All 04799662AB cooler return filters with the "AB" suffix are suspect. The above condition may be corrected by replacing a suspect "AB" filter with a new cooler return filter whose part number is XXXXX (with no suffix or with a suffix that is other than the "AB" level).
Yea I saw that bulletin and I think that was the case with the factory installed filter. That was a slight slip feel for about 15 seconds then full power once the converter filled back up with fluid.
This feels totally different. I have nothing as I move the gearshift lever. I would believe its electronic. but it did NOT go into a "limp" mode after the problem, just total nothing on the tranny, engine runs fine,
The filter set I used was a WIX set for that engine/tranny, sorry I don't have the part # XXXXX
So when I pulled the Pos off the battery for 2 min. would that have removed any codes?
Also are you aware of any electronic safeguard that would have happened when the tranny slipped (maybe sucking air on incline with low fluid level) and the engine revved up?
Bu that was going to be my staring point again maybe with MOPAR filter set.