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Re: [T3] Auto Transmission

On Wed, 2003-01-08 at 21:56, Jim Adney wrote:
> On 8 Jan 2003 at 11:31, jason.smith@sarcom.com wrote:

> The VM isn't doing anything if the car won't shift. I believe there is a piston 
> or pushrod behind the VM; if this part was missing it might cause your problem, 
> but I'm not sure of that. If everything else looks good I'd suggest that you 
> drop the pan of the AT and see how things look inside there. You should also 
> remove the governor and make sure the drive tang is still there. If it has 
> fallen into the final drive you may find it stuck to the drain plug magnet.
I mentioned back when this thread first started to check the governor
drive. This is usually why T-3 transmissions do not shift. The VM only
controls the precise point that they shift at, the governor controls the
normal shifting.
If it will not shift out of first gear, you either have a broken
governor, or internal problems with the transmission. If the governor is
OK, (it has a male square pin attached) then drop the pan, and see what
is inside the pan.
Do you have reverse?? Reverse is usually the first thing to go.
Has the PO been into the tranny??? If so, no telling what you have. If
someone has had the valve body apart. there could be other problems now,
as it is pretty complicated, and easy to mix up pistons and spring, or
loosing check balls.
Also, check the shift linkage inside the trans. Greg Merritt can atest
to problems thers.

Russ Wolfe
'66 FB MT (It drove)
'71 FB AT 
'65 Bug (not running)

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