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Old 04-04-2007, 12:29 AM
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350 turbo trans problems,,,

Hey guys quick question for ya im stuck,,, I have a 55 Chevy that i was running a jegs brand 350 turbo in until last week when it went bad,,, I took it back to jegs since it was only 5 months old and only had 60 miles on it,, and i upgraded to a TCI street fighter for a extra $200 bucks.... $850 for the Tci trans..

Well long story short i put the TCI trans in my car yesterday and go for my first spin just to find out that the [B]TCI trans i got isn't worth a crap[/B] in my eyes!!!!!

Ok first this trans is supposed to shift really hard and chirp gears and what not, but it does not at all... its kinda firm but thats it... Ok now for the biggest problem of all,, if i shift it manually it shifts threw the gears fine, But if i leave it in drive it takes of in 2nd gear from a red light or stop sign!!!! It goes from 2nd then when rpm's are up it shifts to 3rd just fine,, and it will down shift from 3rd to 2nd but it Never down shifts to 1st by it self?????? If i start off at the red light in drive and go about 10 foot or so then pull it down it 1st it goes right in,,,,
Before i pull this thing back out and take it to jegs and get another 1 does any body out there have any idea what is wrong with this thing?? thanks for any help

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First, TCI dyno tests their transmissions before shipment. It didn't break in the box to Jegs.
The failure of the first trans left debris in the cooler circuit in your car. That debris has now become lodged in the governor and it is stuck. Manual shifting overrides governor control. Remove governor and get it serviced by a trans shop.
Try to remember that most of the trans companies that sell all over the country have been doing this for longer than you have been alive. Their tech support staff will help you. Bashing a manufacturer on the web is irresponsible and juvenile. Considering your particular problem, I fail to see any reason for negativity directed at TCI.
BTW, I do not work for TCI. Hardly.
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350 turbo trans problem

If your jegs trans tore itself up when it expired,and it dumped metal throughout the system and you were not able to flush all of that metal out of your system, well that metal will be getting into your new trans.

If this is the case, the governor,on the left side rear of trans may be hanging up.

Remove the governor cover, pull the gov out and see if the valve is sticking.

This will cause wrong gear starts.
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Old 04-04-2007, 07:46 AM
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also what stall converter you running and rear gear ratio?
I have the same tranny for years with reliable service from it.
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First, TCI dyno tests their transmissions before shipment. It didn't break in the box to Jegs.
The failure of the first trans left debris in the cooler circuit in your car. That debris has now become lodged in the governor and it is stuck. Manual shifting overrides governor control. Remove governor and get it serviced by a trans shop.
Try to remember that most of the trans companies that sell all over the country have been doing this for longer than you have been alive. Their tech support staff will help you. Bashing a manufacturer on the web is irresponsible and juvenile. Considering your particular problem, I fail to see any reason for negativity directed at TCI.
BTW, I do not work for TCI. Hardly.
Just to let you know,, ya im mad at the tci trans because i got the bad 1 out of the bunch, ok it might be 1 out of a 100 that is bad,, but still i gave close to $1000 for a trans and it does not shift right....
I all ready called the guys at tci to see what they think, and i also took the governor out and cleaned it, (it wasn't dirty) and there is not any debris in the trans cooler or the stall converter because i replaced both of them new when i installed the trans......
the only reason i bought the tci is because of there good name in transmission's but i guess like i said i got the bad 1.....

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Is the tv cable hooked up and adjusted right?
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as mentioned a stuck governor will cause wrong gear starts.

Did you replace or flush the lines between the cooler and tranny?

Something as small or smaller than the thickness of a human hair can stick a valve in these trannys.

Call TCI , see what their program is for handling this.

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Tci said the gonver is bad or dorty buy i clened it out raelly goog??? so i dont know wha is coing on... yes it sounds weird starting out in 2nd but i fluched everthing and even bought a new stall.... so i dont know....... guss it just 1 out of 100 bad??? but we wil see what happens k...... thanks guys......
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you have cleaned the governor...... not that I doubt that.

The inner valve in the governor must move freely.

As you squeeze the weights together with the plastic gear in the "up" position as you hold the governor ...... the inner valve must move up & down freely.

This is the number one trouble with a t-350 and wrong gear start from a dead stop
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you have cleaned the governor...... not that I doubt that.

The inner valve in the governor must move freely.

As you squeeze the weights together with the plastic gear in the "up" position as you hold the governor ...... the inner valve must move up & down freely.

This is the number one trouble with a t-350 and wrong gear start from a dead stop

Hello........ yeap after i cleaned the governor the little round valve inside of it moved up and down really easy,,,, i figured that would of fixed it with no problem at all but,, i guess i just have bad luck lol thanks for the info guys.. i just went ahead and got another trans and it seems to be working just fine so far..... thanks again
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Hello........ yeap after i cleaned the governor the little round valve inside of it moved up and down really easy,,,, i figured that would of fixed it with no problem at all but,, i guess i just have bad luck lol thanks for the info guys.. i just went ahead and got another trans and it seems to be working just fine so far..... thanks again

Kool........ glad you have a good unit now.

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