Originally Posted by Array
Interesting. Wonder how they checked the transmission fluid. I'm not saying they didn't. It's just that I've heard the transmission is a sealed unit. Did they drop a pan - and how would the fluid be put back in? Just curious.
I think I misread. Fluid check was probably T-Case.
I believe they have a port on the transmission that allows them with a special tool to check it/add fluid. That is the "plug".
Low fluid is an issue. The question is how low. That could be the heat problem, easily.
Metallic particles depending on how many can be normal. Obviously pasted up flakes is not normal. That might be an indication that the fluid overheated. That is why the the "plug" refered to above is magnetized.
I still think not putting a dip stick on this Transmission was a big mistake.
A normal "car" yes. A 4x4/ off road/towing vehicle needs someway to monitor the fluid. This is especially true towing or heavy off road.
You need to be able to keep an eye out for the first signs of burning/degradation of the fluid.
Just a thought.