Due to the situation I was in, I had no choice but to have mine fixed immediately. I ended up paying $1800 to have the tranmission replaced. The first thing he did was checked the fault stack that was causing the check engine light. I don't remember the exact fault code, but basically the problem was due to the clutch not gripping the gears in 4th, and therefore causing it to slip back to 3rd. The slipping generated excessive heat, causing the transmission fluid to smell burnt and look clear instead of the normal red color. They told me it got so hot that it melted the plastic filter and got all inside of the transmission. They also told me that it was a good thing I brought it in when I did because it probably wouldn't have lasted another 500 miles. That's good yours has lasted that long, but just keep in mind that it's eventually gonna lead to an expensive transmission repair. I had read that after vehicles are fitted with new/rebuilt transmissions, that they never run the same. And from what i've experienced, it definitely is true because I can definitely feel and hear the difference. Good luck with your truck, and let me know how it goes.
Monday, March 29th, 2010 AT 2:14 PM