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Did I smoke my th350?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Md mudder, Aug 6, 2002.

  1. Md mudder

    Md mudder 1/2 ton status

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    After some steep loose hill climbs the other day I backed up and lost reverse so I took off forward and got about 50 yards on flat ground and lost forward.(engine and tranny were definatly overheated) so I waited about an hour while I thought about how I was going to get the K5 back down the mountain. I decided see if would go enough to get turned around and it worked fine no slipping...well to make a short story longer it happened 3 more times going down and all I had to do was shut the engine off and restart it right away and it would go again. The fluid level is full and it never really slipped just quit. I'm thinking it might be a sticking valve in the valve body. any ideas?
     
  2. Leadfoot

    Leadfoot 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    You say the fluid is full, how does it look and smell. Usually if you lose all gears forward and reverse, it's a pump that on it's way out. I'm no tranny expert though, so hopefully others will help out.
     
  3. BorregoK5

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    If it worked fine by just shutting it off and back on, I'd suspect a fluid issue like clogged passages, filter, etc. When you get a lot of slip on the tranny you tend to wear the friction plates down and plate residue can clog passages so keep that in mind as the source. hopefully, its not that bad and just need to have anew filter popped on there and not a complete rebuild.
     
  4. Md mudder

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    yea I bought a new filter kit this morning I'm going to check it out. I have 5 spares condition unknown and I bought the tech video a few weeks ago a planed to rebuild all of them but I was hoping to get by until this winter with the one I have
     
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    Can you make me a copy of the tape? I will pay for the tape and shipping.
     

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