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R. Dave Carr

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« on: June 23, 2009, 04:03:43 PM »

Guys, my 300 decided all of a sudden that the 1-2 upshift would start feeling kind of mushy.  Doesn't slip, and the 2-3 upshift is fine.  Shifts when it's supposed to, just feels really soft doing it.  Down shifting into both second, and first is crisp and happens right now when I floor it.  My only complaint is that mushy 1-2 upshift.  Ideas anyone?
 
 
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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2009, 05:48:18 PM »

Band adjustment
 
Do a complete trans service, including the converter and adjust the bands.  I have the specs here somewhere.
 
There is one adjustment inside and one out.
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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2009, 07:53:24 PM »

I was thinking about finding a competent trans shop to have a tranny service done....  Also, the fluid on the stick is clean and does NOT smell burnt.carrman2009-06-24 00:53:57
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« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2009, 11:21:47 AM »

That's good, but the bands are still supposed to be periodically adjusted.  It's a good practice to stay in.
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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2009, 10:40:30 AM »

I understand Scott, but only having a set of ramps to get under my car with, I'm not real keen on getting under there!  I'm betting it's been forever since it's been done.
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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2009, 05:56:47 AM »

Well, 50 bucks later and the trans is completely flushed and adjusted.  Also got to look at some pieces of band material from the bottom of the pan........  Seems to have come from larger of the 2 bands.  Somewhere down the road, I get to spend a grand for a trans overhaul.
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« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2009, 07:30:28 AM »

If the trans shop is any good, he can slip a new band through without rebuilding
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« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2009, 06:51:58 PM »

They didn't seem to want to do that.  So, I'll have it rebuilt when I can,
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« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2009, 06:55:09 PM »

How many bands are in there, and how long does it take to rebuild one?
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