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Old 04-24-2020, 09:29 PM
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Made it to the stoplight this morning in the roadster just fine but when the light turned green it wouldn't move forward. Had to back up two blocks to get home. Sure it was two quarts low but it backed up fine. It is a powerglide behind a '58 283. Added the two quarts and still no forward gears. Any ideas? Thanks Curt
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Bummer E Man. Wonder if you had a pump failure? How often do you drive the roadster? Did you do a sniff test on the fluid
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Old 04-25-2020, 12:32 AM
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Bummer E Man. Wonder if you had a pump failure? How often do you drive the roadster? Did you do a sniff test on the fluid
Drive it every couple of weeks. No slipping prior to fail even tho it was two quarts low.No sniff. Thanks
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2 quarts low... probably killed it.

I am NOT a transmission guy by anybody's description, but I have killed a T350 and a powerglide... both still had reverse...

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Old 04-25-2020, 09:33 AM
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Old 04-25-2020, 02:34 PM
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Time to pull, take apart, inspect. My last power glide rewarded me with countless burnouts. Also motivated by a 283.
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Old 04-25-2020, 08:12 PM
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Welcome to the busted transmission club E man. Mine had reverse and no forward gears too. Trans shop wants $900 to build my AOD. Still cheaper than buying one from Jegs, Summit, Speedway and O'Reilly's. Maybe if we can get the country back at work, I can turn loose of my funds......saving them right now in case I have to live off of them.
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Old 04-25-2020, 08:54 PM
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Thanks Burg, Doc, OI, Bam. It will be sitting for a while it seems.
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Old 04-25-2020, 10:00 PM
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My condolences E Man. At least you didn't have to walk home.
That's just down right embarrassing when leave riding in style and come back wearing out you shoes.
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