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Old 02-28-2010, 08:33 PM
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Oh, and I'll add. The intermediate band is also dead simple to adjust. You don't even have to take the pan off. The adjustment screw is on the outside of the case.
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hey cormac thanks for all the info... ok so the adjustment screw is on the outside? where can it be located? driver side or passenger side? also do you know of any write ups for this swap... tcc solenoid and govenor and pressure solenoids. my brothers have dropped a few transmissions in there time and said it wouldn't be too big of a deal so i would really like to know how to do it because i could really save the money on labor instead of paying somebody.

a friend of mine wants to charge 400 plus parts to replace transmission pan gasket and to drop the transmission and change the seal that is between engine and tranny cause i have a leak there...

plus i haven't even mentioned that i want to change out those govenors lol...
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Here is the band adjustment procedure. It is for both bands but the front band will be the cause of the issue. The rear band may still need adjustment but it is more work to adjust. The rear band is used for LOW/REVERSE.


ADJUSTMENT - BANDS

FRONT BAND

The front (kickdown) band adjusting screw is located on the left side of the transmission case above the manual valve and throttle valve levers.

Raise vehicle.
Loosen band adjusting screw locknut (Front Band Adjustment Screw Location). Then back locknut off 3-5 turns. Be sure adjusting screw turns freely in case. Apply lubricant to screw threads if necessary.
Tighten band adjusting screw to 8 Nm (72 in. lbs.) torque with an appropriate Torx™ socket.
CAUTION: If Adapter C-3705 is needed to reach the adjusting screw, tighten the screw to only 5 Nm (47-50 in. lbs.) torque.

Back off front band adjusting screw 2-7/8 turns.
Hold adjuster screw in position and tighten locknut to 41 Nm (30 ft. lbs.) torque.
Lower vehicle.

REAR BAND

The transmission oil pan must be removed for access to the rear band adjusting screw.

Raise vehicle.
Remove transmission oil pan and drain fluid.
Loosen band adjusting screw locknut 5-6 turns. Be sure adjusting screw turns freely in lever.
Tighten adjusting screw to 8 Nm (72 in. lbs.) torque (Rear Band Adjustment Screw Location).
Back off adjusting screw 2 turns.
Hold adjusting screw in place and tighten locknut to 34 Nm (25 ft. lbs.) torque.
Position new gasket on oil pan and install pan on transmission. Tighten pan bolts to 13.6 Nm (125 in. lbs.) torque.
Lower vehicle and refill transmission with Mopar ATF +4, Automatic Transmission fluid.
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Instructions for Govenor Pressure Sensor and solonoid removal and installation...

REMOVAL


Hoist and support vehicle on safety stands.
Remove transmission fluid pan and filter.
Disengage wire connectors from pressure sensor and solenoid

Remove screws holding pressure solenoid retainer to governor body
Separate solenoid retainer from governor.

Pull solenoid from governor body
Pull pressure sensor from governor body.
Remove bolts holding governor body to valve body.

Separate governor body from valve body.
Remove governor body gasket.


INSTALLATION

Before installing the pressure sensor and solenoid in the governor body, replace o-ring seals, clean the gasket surfaces and replace gasket.

Place gasket in position on back of governor body
Place governor body in position on valve body.
Install bolts to hold governor body to valve body.

Lubricate o-ring on pressure sensor with transmission fluid.
Align pressure sensor to bore in governor body.
Push pressure sensor into governor body.
Lubricate o-ring, on pressure solenoid, with transmission fluid.
Align pressure solenoid to bore in governor body.
Push solenoid into governor body.

Place solenoid retainer in position on governor.
Install screws to hold pressure solenoid retainer to governor body.

Engage wire connectors into pressure sensor and solenoid.
Install transmission fluid pan and (new) filter.
Lower vehicle and road test to verify repair.


Here's a picture with the pan off looking up...


1 - PRESSURE SENSOR
2 - PRESSURE SOLENOID
3 - GOVERNOR
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WoW. Nothing short of AMAZING....
sounds very easy for replacing the sensor and solenoid...
but about adjusting the bands sounds a little complicated... im guessing cause i don't own a (torx) tool. do you really need it?

if i have a delayed 3-4 shift would this also help and fix the problem?

because my 1-2 works good now, shifts at about 1900 rpms at around 15mph 2-3 works pretty good (ok) at a little over 30 mphs and 3-4 works if i let off the gas at around 45 mphs or around 2100rpms.... but i just don't trust it to shift on its own so i have to let off the gas for the 2-3 shift and the 3-4 shift.

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If the govenor pressure is not right it will cause all kinds of shifting issues, includeing what you describe. But there can also be a few more issues that could cause it. But the govenor pressue if by far the most common.
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would it be best just to replace the govenor pressure solenoid and pressure sensor since im gonna have the trans pan off anyways? plus i need the new oil and filter correct? where can i purchase the filter? like at autozone or would it be an online order item? sorry for all the questions cormacs haha.
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A place like autozone should have a transmission filter. If the sensor and solonoid were cheap I would go ahead and replace them.
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i can get both the sensor and solonoid for just about a 100 dollars... and well the filter at autozone for $???$ and the oil at the dealership for $???$

plus i still need the seal... but at least i have the info and know how thanx to you.
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hey man! I know how you are feeling!! i blew out my rear end last year and from there my truck never wanted to really run right..so i decided to change my torque converter instead of rebuilding the tranny..well then i went and pulled a heavy boat and my truck hated it...threw every light you can imagine...then i figured out the actual problem...exactly what you have. my truck wouldnt shift from 1 to 2 until 3800-4000 rpms..and i was getting like 7-8 miles to the gallon, except on the highway it was perfect... so i asked on here, everyone is telling ya the truth...Governor Pressure sensor and the solenoid will need to be replaced! SUPER EASY!!! pull the pan off the tranny, and i would put a new filter on..its right next to the filter, you just have to remove a small bracket and they pop right now. I had to get my parts at DODGE because they are dealer parts..and it cost me about 140 bucks (give or take)...but after i did this, and i am not the best at mechanical stuff and it took me about 30 min to do...the truck ran better than it has in a long ass time... hope it works out for you ...good luck.
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