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Torque converter will lock and unlock rapidly

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2000 Ram 2500 A/T with light mods, no tranny mods.

Between 30 and 40mph if I give my truck around 10-40% throttle it will start jerking and slipping as the torque converter keeps locking and unlocking. I've been letting my family drive it lately with specific instructions on how to care for the transmission (No overdrive in town is at the top of my list) and I'm thinking they've just been giving it hell.

Anyway, the tranny gets to around 150 degrees on a 70-80 degree day which is around right, a little warmer than normal I thought but nothing to write home about. The fluid on the dipstick looks and smells good, however there are a few bubbles on it when I go to pull it out. Also, I'm going to double check but I believe it MIGHT be leaking from a tranny cooler line. If it IS leaking from a tranny cooler line, could air in the system cause these symptoms?

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ok there is a VERY easy and free fix for that problem. ok there is a ground cable that runs from your alternator and it clips to your battery tray, it should have a connector unplug the connector and wrap the wire around your intake tube that pulls the wire far enough from the battery and puts a stop to the disruptupted signal, or you can wrap that wire starting from the alternator to just past the battery in aluminum foill or equivilant and that blocks it out both work AMAZINGLY on my person truck i just wrapped it around the intake tube goin to the turbo
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