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Trans died. Is this normal??

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I just had my transmission pour our fluid after a 4 hour highway drive. Truck is a 1999 DRW CC with only 55k and has never done any heavy towing.

The trans never gave any warning and was shifting fine until I stopped and noticed the fluid. Repair shop tells me there is metal in the mix, the torque converter was off alignment and I need a bunch of other stuff (rebuild pack, solenoid, etc).

What I would like to know is if this is common for a low use low mileage trans to fail like this?

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I would think the tranny was either overfilled, or the temp was over 200 degrees. I experienced this with a stock tranny, but had an autometer temp guage. Mine puked out fluid from the overflow at 210 degrees. I only had a MagHytec pan on the tranny, no additional cooler. It took awile to cool the tranny. The mechanic that is telling You need all this stuff, I think He is trying to empty Your wallet. I would suggest a good tranny cooler, a trucool max, or the 6.0 cooler. The tru cool max is about $140.00, the 6.0 around $300.00. I am not a fan of deeper tranny pans, all it does is hold more fluid.
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