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Old 12-26-2003, 12:24 PM
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I realize you've already found the answer to your question and a rebuild is in order, but there is something I have to say about some advice you may have gotten from others. The govenor controls the shift timing of the trans and works against tv or modulator pressure, which is an input based on vehicle load. If there is a 1-2 shift and no 2-3 shift, it's not govenor, it's working. It's something else. Throwing a trans into park with a stuck govenor can work on CERTAIN units, but the 350 isn't one of them. It works on torqueflites, C-6's C-4's etc. where the govenore is mounted solidly to the output shaft, close to the park pawl and gear. The vibration it creates when putting it in park at speed can loosen the govenor. On a 350, the govenor runs off the output shaft by a small nylon gear, and this park trick really won't work. Just thought I would throw in my 2 cents. Thanks.
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