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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-16-1999, 09:41 AM
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Trans Problem- HELP!

I have a 73 J4000 with a TH400 and QT. It slams into gear going from P to R, then slips and shudders going into D. Once in gear, it shifts fine. I'm thinking it's a torque converter problem. Any suggestions?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-16-1999, 05:48 PM
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Re: Trans Problem- HELP!

I might be a u-joint. I had this same problem on my Explorer. Replaced the busted u-joint and the problem went away.

post #3 of (permalink) Old 09-17-1999, 12:36 PM
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Re: Trans Problem- HELP!

Shuddering on older transmissions is usually due to worn clutches and bands. You are probably due for a tranny re-build.

Newer trannys with lock up type torque converters also have shuddering problems when the friction material in the torque converter is worn out, but your TH 400 doesn't have a lock up type converter. This is a pretty comon problem for early '90s Fords with E4OD trannys.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 09-20-1999, 07:23 PM
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Re: Trans Problem- HELP!

with the jeep at rest and in P w/o motor running. grip driveshafts and check for play at the QT. chk fluid level in QT. check fluid level in th400. its NOT the torque convertor..not yet anyway

try this place for info

www.off-road.com/~ifsja

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