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Old 07-06-2005, 09:17 PM
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Powerglide leaking/acting funny ?

I'm asking for my buddy.

He bought a GER powerglide & converter from a fellow.

It supposedly ran fine but sat for two years in a car before my buddy got it. So he calls me tonight {like I know about powerglides} and says he's got it in but...

On the first trip he said it acted like it was in neutral at the first stop sign he comes to in 1st but drive was ok. He said he was able to limp it back to the shop and pulled the pan...which was dirty {how dirty? i don't know}. He put a new filter in it and ran it thru the gears & reverse. Said it shifted firm and quick on the lift.

So he takes it for another drive and says now it's blowing tranny fluid past the front seal under load (700+ HP). The TH350 held up well so far, but it was just a matter of time so that's why he put the glide in.

So he pulled it back out and tore it apart looking for anything, espcially a plugged vent hole. He said he found nothing wrong besides the high gear clutch packs.

He is a really good mechanic but.... I'm thinking he didn't really get it full on the first run and that's why it acted like neutral. But would it still work in Drive and not 1st if it was low? and about the seal, It needs one of those "band-aids" that clips to the housing to hold the seal flush, correct?

So in the morning I'm supposed to go and help put that sucker back together. Is there anything I should look for? am I on the right track or do I need to look at the converter snout diameter? Is there anything in the VB or ANYTHING that would cause this besides what i just mentioned? I know it's late but I really need to know asap.

Really thank you for the advice fellars!

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Old 07-07-2005, 08:07 AM
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could be many problems cause this. the low fluid sure sounds like a good idea when the tranny would not move.


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Old 07-07-2005, 01:26 PM
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sounds like a fun car, out of curiosity, what is it (not to thread jack)?

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Old 07-07-2005, 06:33 PM
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Killer, it's that heavy Elky.

Refreshed it today, found nothing wrong besides the clutch packs? It works good now and the trans brake is working. very odd? Thanks for the help Crosely.
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Old 07-07-2005, 10:34 PM
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Not my choice, I would have kept the Darryl Younger th350.
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