More than likely if the rumbling is easily felt, there is some mechanical damage to either bearings or bushings.
You might try changing the fluid and filter, if applicable, and try a bottle of Lucas Bros. Trans Fix.
They make some good products. I am not saying this will fix your problem, but it will at least keep it lubricated well enough to get as much time out of the transmission before rebuilding it is necassary. The problem will prograssively get worse, more than likely, before it completley fails and thus leaving you stranded. If you drive it hard or tow, this is not going to be true and you can never tell for sure when something is going to leave you stuck.
But palnning ahead some will at least save you money on towing and changing the fluid will buy you some time to plan what you are going to do.
I am sorry the reader port is messed up. You might look into the pins or see about getting another one from salvage yard as the information you can get from reading trouble codes is very helpful.
Let me know how things turn out.
If you need any other help, there is a great team of techs here and we are always ready and willing to help.
Monday, February 27th, 2012 AT 8:56 PM