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Old 01-26-2011, 10:53 PM
daniel5625 daniel5625 is offline
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Angry please help!!!! velve body replacement problem

1997 ranger 3.0 automatic transmission, was shifting hard from 1st to second, but still worked fine, bought a remanufactured valve body, installed it and the truck stays in drive! even when in park, i took the pan off again and made sure everything was connected, and torqued down. everything is fine! engough fluid etc, seems to slip alot too.

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Old 01-27-2011, 04:57 AM
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Default Re: please help!!!! velve body replacement problem

When you put the valve body in the shift valve slips into the lever for the shift linkage, sounds like its not installed in the right position. You would have to remove the pan to check it.
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Old 01-27-2011, 06:58 AM
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Default Re: please help!!!! velve body replacement problem

EXACTLY...

Take a look at this post http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...3&postcount=50 -- look for the green arrow at the manual valve (in the pic in the post) -- there's a pin on the backside of the shifter's inner lever; that pin MUST be in the groove on the manual valve or the valve would press in to D and lower only ...

Seems like another trip into the ATF shower for you... (sux though)...
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Old 01-27-2011, 08:34 PM
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Default Re: please help!!!! velve body replacement problem

thanks guys that fixed it!, but now another problem, my ranger does 3k rpms at 70mph, leading me to think my torque converter is bad, and not locking up, , and everytime i let off the gas going over 30 mph,i hear a click noise from the trans too. the valve body seems to have made it better though.

how hard is it to replace the torque converter? do i have to drain the fluid from the pan again???? anyone is the cen-cal area that would do it for pay?
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Old 01-28-2011, 05:25 AM
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Default Re: please help!!!! velve body replacement problem

Before you tear it apart, adjust the bands. I just had an od problem and it fixed mine.
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Old 01-28-2011, 03:36 PM
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Default Re: please help!!!! velve body replacement problem

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Before you tear it apart, adjust the bands. I just had an od problem and it fixed mine.
how do you adjust the bands? do i have to drop the pan again, for the 4th time! lol
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:31 AM
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Default Re: please help!!!! velve body replacement problem

Bands are fairly easy; the OD and Intermediate bands can be worked undercar without loss of fluid.

Process is:
  1. Back off the lock nut,
  2. Tighten the adjustment nut to 10 ft-lbs (yes - ONLY 10 ft-lb or 120 in-lb - exceeding this can bust parts, so avoid over-tightening)
  3. Once the adjuster is to torque, back off 2 full turns (lots of folks go 1.5 turns back - fine; no cause for a flame-war).
  4. Holding the adjuster in position, re-tighten the lock-nut to 35-45 ft-lbs to hold things tight

Do this ALL on a cold tranny, ensure that wheels are chocked and e-brake is set (all that safety stuff) you'll need to pull the shift-linkage off of the tranny to access one of the adjustments -- Kinda scary if you pull your tranny outta park and that's the only thing keeping your ride stopped (duh!)

The adjusters are on the driver's side of the tranny -- looking up from the bottom - one adjustment is just about directly above where the pan's second bolt (from the front) is ... and the other adjustment is kinda behind the linkage (cable-side)...

There are some good shots and descriptions on the Explorer Forum (http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...d.php?t=158160) but for some reason they're off-line this morning...

A nice foto from PhotoBucket - Tranny is on the bench and inverted, but Dr.'Blue-Glove' here is honkin' on one adjuster, and you can see the other adjuster very clearly ...



And a more real-world view (undercar) --


The linked ExplorerForum discussion is well worth the read and will list tools as well... (hope they're online by the time you need em)
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