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spinning 4l60e output shaft

Working on a 98 chevy 1500 4x4 4l60e 5.7 350.

I have the inside of the trans put back together and just installed my 4th servo.

The dvd i am using as a guide for this rebuild is telling me that the output shaft should spin freely in both directions at this point. Mine will only spin in one direction(counter clockwise when viewing the rear of the trans).

The input shaft spins both ways.

Am I missing something.. i thought that the low reverse clutch/sprag would keep that from spinning the other way.. am i wrong?

In the video he is using a 2wd model so not sure if that changes things other that the physical differences in the shaft itself.

Any thoughts would be great. I hope i didn't f something up!

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Working on a 98 chevy 1500 4x4 4l60e 5.7 350.

I have the inside of the trans put back together and just installed my 4th servo.

The dvd i am using as a guide for this rebuild is telling me that the output shaft should spin freely in both directions at this point. Mine will only spin in one direction(counter clockwise when viewing the rear of the trans).

The input shaft spins both ways.

Am I missing something.. i thought that the low reverse clutch/sprag would keep that from spinning the other way.. am i wrong?

In the video he is using a 2wd model so not sure if that changes things other that the physical differences in the shaft itself.

Any thoughts would be great. I hope i didn't f something up!
It's not unusual for it to turn harder one way than the other, but it should turn. Might be very hard to turn just by hand alone. You sure the band isn't shimmed too tight?
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Do you suggest a different way to turn the shaft other than by hand? My understanding was that the band in this trans was not adjustable but the 4th servo pin could be changed or modified or something(not really sure about that one).

How do I check if the band is shimmed too tight?

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Do you suggest a different way to turn the shaft other than by hand? My understanding was that the band in this trans was not adjustable but the 4th servo pin could be changed or modified or something(not really sure about that one).

How do I check if the band is shimmed too tight?

Thanks Cobalt!
First, I rebuild my own transmissions when necessary- but I am not an expert. Verify everything.

I should have said the shims/spacers I'm talking about are used w/the Transgo kit.

You can use a pair of channel locks or good pliars to turn it just be sure to pad the shaft w/a thick rag just to be safe. It shouldn't take excessive force, but it can take more force than you can exert w/your bare hand. Hopefully it'll turn OK.
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If you have a spare yoke, you might be able to use that, don't mung up your splines trying to he-man that over, if it doesn't turn, stop.
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Don't turn it so hard that you cause the jaws of the tool to slip on the splines. A spare yoke would work fine.
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Im 150 pounds of scrawn and bad attitude; I sure as hell can't turn that by hand, and with the yoke, I can get both hands on it to turn it.

Don't worry too much about the splines, mopar guys can twist their 4spd setups so bad they have to hammer the yoke off.

Kudos to the OP for rebuilding his trans, a lot of people wouldn't take it on and you deserve to be proud.
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Thanks for the input guys!

I certainly won't jack up the splines. I will be careful.

I won't have a response on this til later this evening when I can work on the trans.


I do feel pretty good about the rebuild as I have taken my time to check and double check everything. I will let you know if this works.

Thanks again!
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Wooo Hooo!

Well the shaft checks out!

I just used a heavy rag on the shaft and I could turn the shaft in both directions.

When viewing from the rear of the trans it turns counter-clockwise with one hand.

Clockwise it takes 2 hands.

Thanks for the help.. I'm glad all is well.
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Well the shaft checks out!

I just used a heavy rag on the shaft and I could turn the shaft in both directions.

When viewing from the rear of the trans it turns counter-clockwise with one hand.

Clockwise it takes 2 hands.

Thanks for the help.. I'm glad all is well.
That sounds just about ideal! Congrats- you've tackled a job that many guys won't try to do.
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