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Old 05-23-2005, 04:31 PM
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Won't Go Out of Park

I hope I'm posting this in teh correct area? This morning my 1977 Scottsdale 350 wouldn't shift out of park. I tried shifting it in reverse, 1st, 2nd...ect. Nada. So I checked the tranmission fluid... and it was GONE. There wasn't a streak of it on the stick. I'm not very vehicle savvy so would you guys be able to name off a few things that could be wrong? About 7-8 days ago I put a little too much transmission fluid in but I highly doubt that's the issue. I did get her stuck in some water last Friday... could it be the seal?
Input, links...anything would be appreciated.

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Well, first off you need to fill it back up and look for leaks. Put 2 quarts in it and then start it. Check it idling in park. Fill it to the "full hot" mark on the stick and see if it will move, then look for leaks.

If its too low, it won't go into any gear, but if you keep trying, it will burn up the frictions and pump.
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I did put some transmission fluid in it and found out the leak is in the seal.... looks like the motor's going to have to be pulled...
That's aight... I like to play .

Anybody think me putting too much transmission fluid had anything to do with it?...

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