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Old 02-06-2006, 03:40 PM
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Transmission troubles

I own a 1972 Nova with a 350 engine and i presume a turbo 350 transmission. The problem is I can get up to about 50 then thats when it starts to rev up real bad then slows down. I think its a gear problem or a power shortage or somethin. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 02-06-2006, 06:14 PM
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If the engine starts revving up and the speed of the car drops, the trans is hurt. Pull the stick and smell it. It will probably smell badly burnt and be very dark or black. Sounds like tranny time.

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sounds like my old 64 impala it was a powerglide, around 50mph the band slips and rpm shoots up. let off gas for a second and start over
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Don't forget the obvious. Check the fluid carefully. The level might be hard to see.
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Hey dude, check your ENGINE'S oil too. The SAME EXACT thing happened to me in my '65 stang. It feels like the engine is pulling the car towards the front (which it isn't actually doing, but it feels like the car is being pulled forward by some unseen force). Change your oil for me and let me know how everthing goes after that. =) Also, make sure that all of your vacuum is secured everywhere, 'cause a vacuum leak can mean bad things for shifting. Oil change and tranny oil change first off, and there's some sealant conditioner that you can get at parts stores for your transmission seals, and it will help everything run a little smoother. Man I hate Chevys.
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Might also be a plugged transmission filter. I bought a truck (cheap) that would go about a block, then stop pulling. Turn it off for a few seconds, then start it up & drive another block. It had 1/4" of "jello" blocking the filter.
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