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An e4od problem...
Basically the "problem" is my stupidity I guess.....
Here is what happened:
(this was all done with transmission in the truck, working underneath)
The solenoid pack went out on my transmission and I bought a new pack.
While removing the solenoid pack I damaged the gasket under it so it had to be replaced.
I removed the solenoid pack, the 2 valve bodies and the sheet metal separator plate.
There is a gasket on each side of the steel plate and the "top" gasket stayed in place holding in most check balls (that I assume are in there).
When dropping the steel plate there were 3 check balls on it, 2 nylon & 1 steel ball.
I installed the new gasket and bolted everything back together and all was good........
I find a small blue spring under the truck during clean-up and have no idea where it fell out of.
I am hoping/guessing it goes above one of the check balls but not sure which one. (I would guess the steel one?)
Does anyone know where the spring may have came from?
The truck drove fine if you put it in drive and shifted through all gears properly but if you put it in low gear manually it would just....well I am not sure what it was doing to be honest.
It felt like it was trying to go forward and reverse at the same time but went nowhere.
Now the truck seems to start out in 2nd gear once it warms up.
The first 2-3 miles it starts in first and operates normally but after 3 miles or so it feels like it's starting in 2nd gear and then shifts normally after that.
If I can't fix this then the truck is getting sold as is but I would like to fix it and get more money out of it (going towards a diesel truck).
The spring is about 1/8" in diameter and 3/4" long if that helps at all.
Last edited by loprofyle; 11-16-2010 at 09:55 PM.
Reason: added info