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I changed my transmission fluid and filter and adjusted my rear band. my truck didnt have reverse before but has it now, now the forward gears are slipping and they were fine before i did the adjustment. what could i of messed up to cause this, its a 46re tranny
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A couple quick questions, dont take offense just have to ask:
Did you use the correct fluid? Those trans are PICKY about the fluid
Fluid level OK?
Any idea how many miles were on the fluid that got flushed out? Have seen cases where a truck with, say about 100,000 miles on the original trans fluid gets flushed then the new fluid cleans up the crud that got built up with the old fluid and it can create issues with the valve body. Even seen it lead to complete transmission failure.
atf+4 full synthetic fluid from oriellys, not sure on the miles of the last fluid i had just bought the truck for 1000 so some fixing was expected just not sure if i messed something up. i turned the truck on let it get up to operating temp checked the fluid level it read ok. one thing i noticed that made me worry was as i was tightening the adjustment screw to the 72ft-lbs it made a pop and the cylinder where the rear band adjuster is went up more fluid dumped out and i couldn't get the adjustment properly torqued after that, i unscrewed the adjustment screw enough to torque the lock nut in place. still moves just slips in forward gears reverse works good now and i was pulling to a stop in the driveway and it stalled the engine
That sounds right, I couldn't remember what the 46 was with just the pan dropped, only the max capacity which is 14. I knew the 45 was only 4 with the pan dropped but since he has a 46 and more fluid capacity than the 45, 5.5-6 seems right for a 46 with just the pan being dropped.