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Old 01-15-2010, 12:25 PM
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Ok pulled the tranny pan and the filter is toast as well as a have a little metal shaving. My question is what is the tolerance for shavings in these trannies? I tried to take pic but phone camera is not turning out well enough to see. Now I know any shavings are trouble but does it require a rebuild if there is just a little?. 46RH auto by the way. Thanks.....
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If it's still shifting ok, I'd let it ride for the time being. Are they for sure metal shavings and not just clutch material?
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Drive and any forward is fine but reverse acted more like you were applying the brakes while in gear. Oh and shifter was misaligned but is fine now with same results. also
would clutch material but the norm?

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Finding clutch material in an automatic trans pan is normal. It will look like metalflake & black powder in the fluid at the bottom of the pan. How many miles on your truck? And are they hard miles or normal driving? I used to thrash automatics back in the day when I had a drag car, I would drain & re-fill the tranny about two times per season. There was always clutch material in the pan but the tranny shifted as it should have. If you are having issues in any gear you should have it checked out... Nothing sucks more than being away from home & getting stranded on the side of the road. Good luck....
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You will find metal shavings and sometimes clutch material in the pan . It's whats known as normal wear . If your having issues , you might want to check the brakes . You never know . I have seen crazier things happen .
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Might check the rear diff and make sure the ring and pinion aren't binding in reverse. Anything that causes a problem like that in reverse would likely cause a first gear problem as well.
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Well cleaned everything up and adjusted reverse bands, Here is where I am. Shifts fine in all forward gears and sometimes in reverse but still feeling like the brakes are being applied. So am thinking it may very well be in the rear end (Randy). how to go about checking this?. Oh and drained the T-case and the fluid was in great shape but still put new fluid in.Thanks.
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I would jack up the rear of the truck, disconnect the drive shaft (to make turning the pinion yoke easier and to check the u joints) and check for any play or binding.
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thanks will do that tomorrow...
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OK truck on stands and driveshaft removed..When i turn the yoke the wheels spin but will grab after a few turns kinda like the brake is grabbing. for a few turns it spins easily the it will grab and it will turn just harder and you can hear dragging at the wheels. Hope this makes sense, what else to try?. Oh and when I drained the rear diff fluid (after trying to turn yoke) which was pretty low it has very little smell to it. And you know how bad it should be... Thanks.
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