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Re: [T3] Auto Transmission

On Thu, 2003-01-09 at 08:28, Jim Adney wrote:

> I THINK there is a piston and push rod behind the VM that can come out 
> accidentally when the VM is removed. I think it is more likely to be removed by 
> the owner for curiosity's sake and perhaps it could have been forgotten. When 
> you open the pan (and drain the ATF) you should also remove the VM and feel in 
> there so verify that there is a small dia pushrod that would fit down inside 
> the throat of the VM.
> I suppose it is also possible that he broke that push rod off.
> If he replaced the VM, it is probably not the correct one, nor has it been 
> properly adjusted. I can send you the correct part # from home tonight. This 
> was a 71, right? This problem alone should not keep it in 1st gear.
There should be a valve piston, a push rod about 1/8" diameter and 2"
long, and a spring. behind the Vacuum Modulator.
The piston should have a hole in the end that the rod fits into. The
spring should be go between the Modulator and the piston.

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

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