I think the TQ went because of me not dropping it to #rd when climbing hills with a load. I own a towing company and in the winter I do alot of long distance with the van in fact today Im leaving for DC then drop down to KY and back to Jackson. I would say this winter I have put 40,000 on the van pulling Powerwagans and Land Cruisers. I also have to admit Im running 75-80 pulling this stuff. However I need to do this trip in 6 days so not time to slow down.
Funny how living in Jackson Hole I was only able to find 2 trannys 4L85Es (thought I was got to replace it,) and I was in a hurry turned out I burnt out the TQ clutch in over drive IE needing to drop into 3rd while climbing with a load. IM pulling 10K. I believe this will be the last long heavy transport trip for the Van (BETTY) the wife says i need to buy a truck if im going to continue doing the long trips.
I just think this is the last one.