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Old 04-02-2009, 01:12 PM
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T-350 Valve Body Rebuild Question

Hey guys-
So this might be a dumb question, but I'm stumped.
I'm putting a TCI shift kit in a TH350 in my 71 el Camino.
Pulled the valve body off, and went to replace the spring in the 2-3 shift, and i can't get any of them out. I'm looking at this, looking at the picture and the diagram in the kit... they say there is just supposed to be a roll pin and just take it out and the shafts will come out... I'm lost.

I called TCI and told him that I couldn't find the roll pin he immediately said "Take it to a tranny shop. You need at least a moderate idea about transmissions to do this...". Wow.

Below is a picture. I'm thinking that either
a) I'm missing something obvious
b) There has been something installed that required a change to these plugs
c) I really am a dummy and am not looking at the right thing.

Please folks, i gotta get this thing workin today, and I'd hate to just put it back in without changing anything...
Thanks in advance
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Old 04-02-2009, 04:52 PM
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You have to remove the retaining pin so you can pull the sleeves, valves, springs out. Look at this and see if it helps.>>
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I circled where I think the pins are located. For this style, assuming they are not gummed up, do the following.

Hold the valve body with the channel sides down over a clean rag. Push the end of the valve in and then release. Gravity should allow the pin to drop out as you release the spring pressure by pushing the valve in. If it is stubborn, put down several rags and GENTLY tap the valve body on the rags/table as you push in and release the valve. Once the pin is out far enough that you can grab it, then it is simply a matter of pulling on it while you hold the spring pressure off of it. DON'T mangle it up with pliers. The valve body is no place to be ham fisted. Don't ask me how I know.
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