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Adjusting transmission bands

During or after the pan draining and filter change how do you adjust the bands like the manual says?

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I always back the final adjust 1 more full turn than stated. Better to be a tad bit looser than too tight.

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Like mentioned above going a tad loose is generally better, The rear band is fine at 3 turns out as it is only manual low and reverse. Front band, I often times start around 2-1/4 turns out instead of 1 7/8, and back it out as necessary to avoid hanging the 2-3 shift. If you know your clutch clearances are on the looser side of spec, going looser with the band won't hurt. also depends on servo and apply lever ratio. In my experience, start a little looser than spec, and then keep checking and adjusting by driving until you don't have it hanging that shift anymore, if it ever did to start with.

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