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Old 04-03-2003, 10:26 AM
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Question th350, no third gear

Hey. Been searchin the web tryin to come up with a good chevy site.. I think I found one! I found a few others, but nobody ever had a clue when it came to auto's.
I searched this site, came kinda close, but nothing exactly like this.. Hope someone can help, auto trannies mistify me!

Anyways.. I'm posting this for a freind, he's kinda computer dumb.

anyways. th350 in a K10. behind a 350.

So, heres the thing. We originally had 3rd gear when we put the trans in, but the trans had been sitting for a few years without being used prior to us getting it. Swapped it in, and worked fine. Drove about 25 miles, and in his infinit wisdom, when it started slipping in 3rd he kept dumping atf in without using the dip stick. It ended up foaming over and dumping out of the dipstick tube.

Tried various things, using a trans flush, using a t-tech (fluid replacement), new governer. In the end, the fluid went black from fried clutches.

His dad rebuilt the tranny, but only knew how to do clutch packs. So he got them done. Couldn't get the reverse pack out, there was a burr on the shaft or something keeping him from getting it out.
We got it back in the truck last weekend, and what do ya know, still no 3rd gear.

No, common sense would be telling us to just have it professionally rebuilt, but common sense elludes him like he's the plaug sometimes.

So, what are we actually looking at? Should we be looking in the VB or is this an internal problem?
Only the high gear/direct pack (forgot what he called them) clutches were actually worn out.

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Old 04-03-2003, 01:19 PM
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i just bought a fresh rebuilt 350 turbo with a shift kit for $ 350. cdn, thats about 200.$ american. i was going to rebuild mine, but it just wasn't worth it.i'm like your buddy,when it comes to trannies i'm a little slow eh. mike
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Yea, You know, and I know, however he comes from the school of thought that he'd rather piece-meal it together a few times, and end up spending more than if he woulda done it right the first time. Oh yea, he's also hard-headed and refuses to do anything right the first time.. Thats probably why he's on the 4th engine, and went through his previous 700r4 three times before going to this th350/np205 setup <img src="graemlins/crash.gif" border="0" alt="[crash]" />

Go figure..
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