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tranny problems, no money, PLEASE help!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BUDDY, Nov 16, 2000.

  1. BUDDY

    BUDDY 1/2 ton status

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    OK, I'm fixing to just swap in a standard, but in the meantime... My tranny, (TH350) will only shift into 3rd manually, as I drive and also, it has been taking a long time and finally slips into reverse. It moves down the road just fine, but will only get third if I shift into it and then it feels like it's slipping too. I just got this thing rebuilt in March and I'm fixing to move across country at the end of December. Obviously, something need to be done, I just don't know what, and if it's going to cost me then it will have to wait 'cause I don't have any money. What can I do?

    Thanks for the help,

    Buddy

    I've got my dream truck and it's a 72 K-5 that is getting there!!
     
  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I hate to ask stupid questions, but if you just got it rebuilt in March didn't you get a warranty? Or has the warranty just expired?

    Rene

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  3. BUDDY

    BUDDY 1/2 ton status

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    Nope, did it on the cheap and now I'm paying for it. A local guy did it in his backyard and I installed it myself. Looks like I got hosed for around 200.00. I just need it fixed now and I don't have the time or money to be shakin' it down before the trip to Buffalo. All Around Suckage!!

    Thanks for the reply,

    I've got my dream truck and it's a 72 K-5 that is getting there!!
     
  4. FWP

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    There's not much you can do that doesn't cost alot of money, other than the simple stuff- fluid level, kickdown cable adjust and check, shift linkage check and adjust, and filter/fluid change. If your adventurous, you could drop the valve body and clean it- you may have a piece of dirt in there hanging up one of the valves. If the guy that built it did it in the backyard- well all it takes is a speck of dirt .001" to give you fits.

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  5. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    You could also spend a few bucks on a decent tranny additive and see if it helps. A friend of mine used some sort of "miracle" additive on a half-worn tranny a while back and claimed it made a big difference........
     

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