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Old 09-07-2002, 08:16 PM
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Question 700 R4 (whats that smell)

Me and a friend recently bought a 89 chevy truck with trans problems We were told that a valve was sticking since it would not shift out of first gear unless you held it on the floor and nearly blew the engine and never would shift to third. We took the valve body off and made sure that every valve was smooth and cleaned any questionable areas up with steel wool. After that we put a B@M shift kit in which required removing some check balls and putting in some spacers etc. Well no luck the same problem remained so another tranny man told us that we should completely rebuild so we had that done and to make an even longer story short we ended up replacing the valve body after rebuilding. Now the truck pulls good and shifts good but the fluid gets to smelling burnt and when put in gear for the first time of the day it doesn't want to pull immediantly. But I have found that if you rev the engine up prier to putting the truck in gear illiminates this problem. I am wondering if anyone has worked with these transmissions and may have some suggestion as to what to check or do to this one. we wonder if takin those check balls out might have somethin to do with it since the valve body was replaced without and modifications which were done to the origional. All help is appreciated.

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Old 09-08-2002, 08:23 AM
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I'm not sure why you would be getting a burnt smell other than the clutches might not be getting fluid at initial strart up in the morning, but as far as not moving that sounds like a pump problem. Was the trans rebuilt by a reputable trans shop? The valve body gaskets use to be different for a shift kit than regular gaskets.

Hope that helps. Let us know what happens.

[ September 08, 2002: Message edited by: MHenricks ]</p>
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