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sharlani 06-20-2009 09:29 AM

Transmission chevy motor automatic
 
:confused1:I just converted my fuel injection chevy van into a carburator type engine, everything was okay engine didn't idle very well but it moved up until i drove it the second time then the gears didn't want to go into gear. Seemed like the transmission broke but i only move the van and didn't really run it hard. It was having a hard time going into gear but it went eventually then not at all. I was told to check the transmission fluid which i did and in the pan the fluid was smudgy and the filter was filled with smudge. I bought new filter and oil and gasket and will try tommorrow. What do you think? I have spent too much hard times and money on this van please need advice from experts.:surrender:

Gary_602z 06-20-2009 11:40 AM

What year of van? Is it a 1/2,3/4,or 1 ton? Does it move at all?

Gary

sharlani 06-20-2009 03:29 PM

Transmission Problem
 
Well its a 1985 chevy 1 ton full size van and it was running up until the transmission didn't want to go into gear. Even when it was running the idle was not smooth and i would have to rev the motor to get it into gear.

sharlani 06-20-2009 03:34 PM

Transmission Problem
 
i am currently replacing the transmission filter and gasket on the transmission because the fluid in the transmission was smudgy and was caking up for some reason. I hope this could be the problem before i have to spend the big money on a transmission. i also have another question, my nissan hardbody blew the head gasket and i put a sealant into the engine to seal it. it looks as if it sealed it because there are no smoke coming out from the exhaust anymore and it doesn't overheat but i have not really run the truck enought to test the long drive test. because now my truck doesn't have reverse. do you know why?

mgray87 06-20-2009 04:54 PM

Both of these appear to be totally coincidental. You didn't do any tinkering around the shift linkage?
I wouldn't test-drive too far from home with the truck.

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Originally Posted by sharlani (Post 290394)
i am currently replacing the transmission filter and gasket on the transmission because the fluid in the transmission was smudgy and was caking up for some reason. I hope this could be the problem before i have to spend the big money on a transmission. i also have another question, my nissan hardbody blew the head gasket and i put a sealant into the engine to seal it. it looks as if it sealed it because there are no smoke coming out from the exhaust anymore and it doesn't overheat but i have not really run the truck enought to test the long drive test. because now my truck doesn't have reverse. do you know why?


sharlani 06-20-2009 06:43 PM

aloha
 
hey gary thanks for the input but changing the filter for the trans and putting new fluid into it did it. Thank God it wasn't worst than i thought it could be.

Thanks for the feedback Mahalo and Aloha.
Sharlani

oregondiy 07-23-2009 11:39 PM

It was probably just low fluid level causing your problem, you just happened to fix it by servicing the transmission and setting the fluid at the proper level.

Just a question, why would you ruin this vehicle by putting a carburetor on it and taking off the fuel injection system.
This fuel injection system is one of the most reliable there ever was.


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