I was wondering if anyone had any input here... I have noticed that
shifting when in overdrive as well as when the motor/tranny is cold
(below zero), the transmission seems to 'slip' or 'wander' before going
into gear. Engagement is still very good under any other conditions.
I have a slightly modified motor but it doesn't put out more than 240hp
so I assume a stock tranny is fine here.
If anyone can help, please let me know. This old email is toast. Try
me here - anixon1(at)cogeco.ca
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It seems that it's getting worse with time. Today it seemed to almost
rev to redline before engaging. I have a suspision that it may be the
serp belt tensioner. Is it possible that a flywheel has been polished
too smooth or has been subject to build up? What should I have checked
before I decide to go the rebuild or replace route?
Thanks in advance,
Shep: No, it's an auto slushbox (electronic version). I know that it
isn't actually possible for a loose belt to choose what gears it will
slip in but it seemed the best way to hope it won't cost a fortune. I
have since been for a diagnosis at a well-respected shop and they think
that the 3-4 shifts are the worst due to a worn clutch pack. They alos
think that the TC isn't locking up properly. As well, the fluid smells
burnt so I know something is definitely worn, torched or crapped out.
Maybe we could shift this thread to a rebuild discussion?
I am going to have the servo replaced with a Corvette part (i hear it
firms shifting although someone told me that it's a waste on the
electronic transmissions?). As well, I am going to have all the clutch
packs replaced with stronger friction materials (not sure if this is
kevlar or what's common here). The pump will be upgraded as will the
band (my guy tells me there's only one band to worry about in this
gearbox). Can you make suggestions as to what parts to upgrade? I
won't make over 300hp with this setup with any plans I have in place so
I hear a stock tranny will do. I am also told that it isn't all that
much more pricey to upgrade it once it's all torn out and rebuilt
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