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taking the philosophy that there are no bad questions.......

i installed a Trans-Go kit in my C-4 easily enough. The surprising part is that the nuts for band adjustment are frozen/corroded so that i'm afraid of rounding them which would turn a questionable situation into a real problem, i'm sure. I think part of the problem is the nuts are square instead of the usual hexagon. Is there a tool i need for this especially or should I just grab the vice-grips and give it hell?

Also...since the bands are out of adjustment (boy does it ever downshit now!!) am I going to hurt my transmission in the short term by driving it?

(God my typing is bad...rrrrggghhh)

Thanks folks!!

'69 coupe in the making
 

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hmmm... all the band adjuster locknuts that I've seen are hexagonal....do you mean the adjuster itself?? Yeah, that's square on the end...

You need to back off the locknut first.....it has a seal inside and should be replaced if you've never messed with the trans before....

Use an 8 point socket on the adjuster....maybe someone will post its size...I can't remember offhand...

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oh maybe that's what i was doing wrong...i think i was trying to hold the locknut steady and wrench the adjuster...duh!! I didn't want to apply too much force to anything but i'll give that a try, thanks.

Greg

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I had a problem with this when I installed my B&M Transpak. I evidently tightened the front band too much, locking down the transmission! I loosened it up and everything was fine. As far as the consequences of driving it if it's too loose or too tight, I have no idea... Good luck!

Shane

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C4 only...
Intermediate...that's the front one...
Discard locknut and replace with new; do not tighten until adjustment complete...
Tighten adjusting screw to 10 lb ft ( that's 120 lb in) and then unscrew adjusting screw exactly 1.5 turns...
Hold in place while tightening locknut against case....I usually tighten the locknut with a good hard pull on a normal end wrench...

Low-reverse band....same procedure as above except back the screw off 3 turns instead of 1.5....

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