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Old 05-05-2005, 10:53 PM
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I need some quality instruction

i have a 700r4 i got for free, only because it needs a rebuild, besides installing a shift kit in a powerglide iv never really messed with a auto tranny. however im reasonably capable, as iv completly rebuilt the motor in my VW van, and completed the motor swap on my 64 malibu, 6 to 8cylinder. i need to rebuild this tranny so i can put in in my malibu, my powerglide feels like its about to call it quits and i need to get this in there on the cheap. iv seen kits online, bulkpart.com seems to have alot of stuff, but i really need some quality info to help me thru the rebuid, what books should a look for? the parts seem so cheap, even if i have to buy them all, 300 bucks goes a pretty long way for parts, and its about 800 cdn to get the thing rebuilt localy, and iv heard some bad things about that $800 rebuild, so if sombody is gonna botch the job id like it to be me.


also, does anyone know what exactly that adjusting screw on the side of the powerglide is, right above the shifter lever, what does it adjust, and will it do anything to cure my 1-2 shift problem?

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By a video, watch it a few times and then just do it.
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i have a 700r4 i got for free, only because it needs a rebuild, besides installing a shift kit in a powerglide iv never really messed with a auto tranny. however im reasonably capable, as iv completly rebuilt the motor in my VW van, and completed the motor swap on my 64 malibu, 6 to 8cylinder. i need to rebuild this tranny so i can put in in my malibu, my powerglide feels like its about to call it quits and i need to get this in there on the cheap. iv seen kits online, bulkpart.com seems to have alot of stuff, but i really need some quality info to help me thru the rebuid, what books should a look for? the parts seem so cheap, even if i have to buy them all, 300 bucks goes a pretty long way for parts, and its about 800 cdn to get the thing rebuilt localy, and iv heard some bad things about that $800 rebuild, so if sombody is gonna botch the job id like it to be me.


also, does anyone know what exactly that adjusting screw on the side of the powerglide is, right above the shifter lever, what does it adjust, and will it do anything to cure my 1-2 shift problem?
Haynes book on rebuilding GM automatic transmissions at your auto parts store would be a good place to start! has step by step instructions with Pictures!
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Haynes book on rebuilding GM automatic transmissions at your auto parts store would be a good place to start! has step by step instructions with Pictures!
I have found that Haynes has a nasty tendency to either leave out important details or they just assume you know what your doing. A comprehensive instructional video is indispensable for the beginner.
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also, does anyone know what exactly that adjusting screw on the side of the powerglide is, right above the shifter lever, what does it adjust, and will it do anything to cure my 1-2 shift problem?
I also have this problem. I think there is a vacum hose leading from the carb to the tranny that needs to be air tight in order for the car to shift properly. If the hose is cracked or leaking, it might fool the tranny into thinking your at WOT and not shift. Not 100% sure though.
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ya, i wouldnt buy a haynes manual, iv used them befor, and its fine if you do know what your doing, but they always leave out details. im looking for somthing that i can trust to tell me all the little things, but a video sounds good too

who sells a good video? can anyone recomend one?

i also figued out why my 2speed sucks, its a 6 cylinder tranny, and it only has 2 second gear clutches, and the 8 cylinder tranny has 6, big diff, no wonder it slips
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the tranny books by Ron Sessions are much better than the Haynes manuals
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I have found that Haynes has a nasty tendency to either leave out important details or they just assume you know what your doing. A comprehensive instructional video is indispensable for the beginner.
Have you actually seen this book Overhauling the GM automatics?? or are you referring to the usual standard vehicle manuals? If you are referring to the vehicle manual? then yes I would agree! I would not have made this suggestion if I did not read it myself!
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