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Old 02-28-2002, 12:13 PM
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I "had" a 1979 TH400 out of a 1 Ton pickup in my 1979 monte. At 3 in the morning with out a sign of failing it simple stoped turning. I have a B&m Star shifter, had new fluid and filter and a new solinoid. does anyone have an idea why it would just up and crap out with out any signs of doing so?
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Old 02-28-2002, 04:10 PM
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What exactly happened to your car? Is this like a seized engine problem or electrical or what?
It could be any number of things, but need more info.

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Old 02-28-2002, 09:23 PM
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Nothing happened to the engine, or the electrical, my tranny stopped turning the ol' drive line, the car was coasting, but the engine kept right on going, I was currious how i lost the tranny. And if i may be resonsible. This all happened at 60 mph and about 2,000 RPM
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Congrats to Canada, they diserved it
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thanks. believe me, all of Canada was celebrating that win. The last time Canada won gold was 50 years ago! They played a great game. The U.S. played well too, but i think after Nagano, '98, there was no way that Canada was going to come home without the gold.

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is drive shaft turning I lost a rear end and tought it was the trany pin in spiders broke a loud bang a week earlyer was the pin braking it fell down in bottom of rear end it was 10 below and no other noise i tought somthing hit the under side of car bad guess i didnt check it out close enough good luck
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Rear end is fine, I'm curious, could the cable lincage being hooked up/ adjusted wrong fry my tranny? <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
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Need more info,but heres a few things to look for,bolts to torque fell out,front pump took a hike,forward drum broke at weld,even your shifter linkage in trany could have fell apart not allowing vale body to stay engauged,torque converter fins came apart or damaged,no turbine effect.


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Ok, The tranny fluid was milky, and gray. Tranny still went into park, and other tan that I've told every thing else.
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If the trany fluid was milky looking ck your radiator if lines are hooked to it for cooling. It is possible there is a internal leak from radiator core into trans cooler core allowing the trans and anti freeze to mix Ck trans level for overfill,radiator for loss of coolant. If this is the case the radiator fix/replace,clean entire cooling system. As for the trans, most likely it will have to be torn apart and cleaned and may require overhaul kit.Flushing the systems is an option, but the stuff will be in trans filter,pan,convertor and doubt this wiil cure problem. To verify above problem , unhook lines at trans cooler/pressure test rad. look for coolant dripping from cooler core.Another is to have a sample analisis done on milky fluid to ck for contaminants in fluid.Let me know what you find after basic cks and will go from there.


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Sorry, I forgot to mention that it has an external cooler, I was curious if i hooked up the lincage wrong or if the tranny simple failed. The milky fluid was due to the shavings.thanks
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Sounds like with the amount of shavings that you had in the pan that this trans was already excessivly worn. Changing the fluid, filter on a trans lot of debries in pan is only a gamble how long it will last. If you didn't drain fluid from conv. old and new fluid is usually not very compattable, end result trans failure. As for linkage the best way to set it up wright is to put trans ih a gear and then put shifter in same and see if they mate if not {column} Slide rod down at trans to adjust ck all gear selection to ensure engagement.{Floor cable} If cable doesn't line up possible can adjust if adj. is capable at shifter, if not may have to slightly modify bracket bolted at trans pan. NOTE shift cable may could be stretched from wear may need new if frayed. Hope this info may help in your delema, let me know.

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Thanks novajeff, Thats what i needed to know. The cable was new, and the b&m shifter was too. It was adjusteble and probably only engadged about 7/8 of the way. Enough to pull hard and fail unexpectedly. And the old fluid like you said was also kinda bad, there was years of shavings on the pan. Probably shoukd have had it checked out. Oh well, Live and learn,
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