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Old 12-04-2005, 10:48 AM   #1
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transmission wont hold gear

I just installed a new transmission today and I am having problems with it.

The transmission wont go into gear and when I do get it into gear it wont hold.

The TCI instructions said to put a quart into the converter (new TCI) and then 4 quarts into the trans.

Then start the car and fill the rest of the way with the back wheels off the ground.

I did this but the trans wouldent go into reverse or drive when I shifted there. I can give it a little gas and when I let off it goes into gear. but then when I shift to drive it just acts like its in neutral unless I do the gas thing.

What is wrong???

Its a turbo 350.

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Old 12-04-2005, 12:56 PM   #2
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Nevermind, Filled the trans all the way and now it works fine.
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Old 12-04-2005, 08:31 PM   #3
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Done that a few times, though the trans was dead when it wouldnt go into gear and it just needed a quart or 2 of fluid
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Old 12-04-2005, 11:52 PM   #4
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A trans needs somehwere around 12+ quarts or so.

Its really bad for the clutches to not have enough fluid. Theyre only made of paper and glaze/burn real easy with slippage.
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Old 12-08-2005, 04:05 PM   #5
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Well I filled it with enough fluid but now I have a different problem. The trans wont downshift into first gear when I come to a stop. when I step on the gas again it just stays in 2nd.

Sometimes just when I come to a complete stop it SLAMS into first.

Any ideas?

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i'm kinda having a similiar prob. sometimes when i take off from a dead stop the torque converter stalls to 2k and feels bogged down and at 35 mph or so it shift to third. my trans is a rebuilt 700r4 from maddog transmissions. stay away from maddog trans he's a expert salesman not a expert trans builder.
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Problem seems to have gotten beter since I adjusted the vac modulator. But I dont know why that would've helped.
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