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Old 07-18-2003, 03:33 PM
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camaro transmission still not shifting

Hey i have a 1987 camaro z 28 ,700r4 trans, 5.7 350 tune port injection,
I had posted recently about my camaro transmission not shifting out of first or idleing right, dying when put into gear , it wont shift out of first gear, it was shifting before and we took off the intake and now put back together twice and like it was before,
We have done all the lines and vacuum lines like they were before and it was shifting, weve got it running normal and its idleing right and not dying when put into gear but its still not shifting out of first ,all the fluid levels are where they are supposed to be and weve checked everything we know to check , all the throttle cables are adjusted like they are suppsed to be, weve even tried to disconnect the torque converter and see if it would shift without that but no luck so its back connected like its supposed to be , anyone know of any other ideas or anything to try? The seals down by the fuel injectors under the intake look a little bad, could this be a problem with the shifting ? what about somewhere to get a diagram of the vacuum lines , anyone know where i could get that at? weve tried everything we can think off, any help or ideas would be very helpful at this point , thanks to all!


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You got me stumped to.Only thing i can think of is mabye the TV cable came off inside the trans,You could probley take the two bolts out holding in the cable and put your finger in there have someone pull the cable lightly and see if the plunger is moving with the cable. The cable just hookes into the plunger.Dont know just a thought. Good luck
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Old 07-20-2003, 07:33 AM
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I am not sure why you would think the tranny would shift with the converter unbolted from the engine. This is the direct link for transfer of power from the engine to the tranny. The vehicle will not move with the tranny disconnected from the engine.

have you checked the governor for a broken drive gear? It is inder the round press on cover near the rear of the main tranny (drivers side) case where the tail housing bolts on

Does the TV cable has some resistance on it when you pull it? Mayb it has broken?

IF the TV cable is not adjusted correctly at the minimum setting the trannys will go into the "failsafe " mode if the failsafe checkball is in the valve body. In this mode the tranny will shift late and firm as if you have the throttle wide open.

With your statement that you only removed the intake and did nothing to the tranny it sure sounds like a TV cable problem.

Vacuum lines have nothing to do with the up or down shifting of the 700R4 tranny. With a poor running engine(loose vacuum lines) the tranny will shift different usually due to the fact that you have the throttle farther open than normal and the tranny will shift later.

I gotta sign this too?

Dont worry how old you are... it is the mileage on your body that adds up.
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