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Old 02-20-2014, 01:10 PM   #15
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The funny surging in the truck may be from the tranny hunting for overdrive if you have an automatic transmission. Read your owners manual and check what it says for towing with your car. Myself if the ground isnt flat my Pathfinder is taken out of overdrive. Automatics are too expensive to repair if you allow them to surge in and out of overdrive while under heavy load. It really heats up the tranny fluid and can cook the parts inside. Check the dipstick for the transmission and if it smells unusual you may need to get it checked out and fluid changed. If you dont have a factory tow package might look into adding a tranny cooler.

Once you get past these newbie towwing issues you will be off to a great camping summer.

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