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Old 08-14-2013, 08:58 AM
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Good Deal Stewie.

That looks just about perfect.
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Ok, yesterday I put in the new governor pressure sensor and solenoid and changed the transmission fluid/filter. The truck definitely shifts better now but it's still not back to normal. After driving for 10 minutes or so it will still act like I'm popping the clutch when starting from a stop. So it will slightly rev up for a second then jump forward as it catches. Shifting between other gears seems normal but the one from a stop still is acting weird.

Then just to make it even more confusing, after I got home yesterday I parked it, put it in neutral and topped off the fluids. Then I took it right back out (I put a little bit of Lucas Oil in there so I wanted to mix it up) and it shifted just fine. Never shut it off so it was still hot but shifted just fine. So I decided to check 1st and 2nd. Put it down into 2nd to start and it did the same popping the clutch thing. Put it back in drive and it was back to popping the clutch. So just for the heck of it, trying to "clear" it somehow, I put it in neutral for a second, then reverse and backed up a couple of feet. Then back to drive and viola, it shifted just fine. I didn't try putting it back into 2nd. So I'm kind of lost now. Maybe it is a mechanical issue? I didn't clean the throttle cable assembly on the engine but it didn't look too dirty and seemed to move just fine. I checked the other end on the transmission and the spring is still there and it seemed to move without any issue either. It is kind of oily because I think it was leaking transmission fluid before I changed it but it still moved just fine.

Any other ideas? I'm trying to sell the truck but I can't in good conscience let someone buy it if I know there is an issue.
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Try adjusting the bands yet ? And you are checking fluid level in neutral right ?
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Try adjusting the bands yet ? And you are checking fluid level in neutral right ?
Yeah, I wondered about the bands too. I looked at them but to be honest wasn't sure how they were supposed to look. I noticed that one didn't look exactly like the other but not sure if that was normal. Here is a pic of them but I'm not sure if you can tell anything from the picture. Hopefully they don't need to be adjusted because I really don't want to take the pan back off again

And yes, was checking in neutral.

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Old 08-19-2013, 01:38 PM
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You cant tell by looking at them. You have to adjust them. And this time when the pan is off, install a drain plug.
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Hey guys, im new to the forum. I came here looking for some answers, so hopefully I can find them here!

The other day I drove my truck to work, and to lunch and back with no issues at all. Then when I go to head home, I put my truck in reverse to back out of the stall, and it made a pretty loud clunking noise, then would not move if i pushed on the accelerator. I put it into drive and I could move, put it back into R, and same thing. I was able to drive it home as long as I didnt have to put it into R. So the only area Im having the problem is in reverse.

I had a buddy who told me it was most likely my reverse gear was toast, or an unlikely chance, that it may be my linkage? any thoughts? thanks in advance.
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