Why does my car get stuck in 1st gear?
Low or Dirty Transmission Fluid – Low or dirty transmission fluid can cause a car stuck in first gear automatic transmission. Your transmission fluid should have a light red/pinkish color. Dirty automatic transmission fluid has deep red or dark brown color.
What does the governor do on a 700R4?
The transmission governor on a 700R4 is used to regulate the speed at which the transmission shifts into the next higher or lower gear. It accomplishes this through the use of two sets of centrifugal weights, each a different weight.
Can you manually shift a 700R4?
A shift kit will not affect the shift points in the 700R4. It just reduces slippage to the point that the shifts are very firm. Converting the valve body to manual shifting is recommended for an auto-x only vehicle. This mod requires a working tach to take full advantage of the manual shifting capability.
Why is my transmission not shifting out of 1st gear?
If your vehicle will not shift out of first gear, the problem is not the fuses. The problem could be a shift solenoid, but more than likely, you have an internal transmission issue that will require rebuilding or replacing the unit. The 1-2 shift valve may be the problem.
How do I know if my governor gear is bad?
Normally when a governor gear goes bad, the engine will go wide open throttle. With the engine running as you speed up the engine, with your finger, can you feel the governor trying to slow the engine down.
When was the first year of the 700R4?
I will assume the job was done right,. 1981 was the first year of the 700R4, so you got an old one pal. There is a special TV valve kit made by TransGo that specifically addresses this issue. It can be installed with the transmission in the car. it is a good idea to let a professional do it.
Why is my t-700r4 not shifting out of first gear?
If the pan is clean than most likely there is an isolated piece of dirt stuck in the TV valve, not allowing it to stroke back and forth in it’s bore.
When was the t-700r4 transmission phased out?
Understanding this transmission was phased out in about 1991 or 1992, this is considered an older transmission although millions of them are on the road. The TV valve is in the valve body and strokes back and forth in it’s bore, freely when it is working right.
When did the TransGo t-700r4 come out?
In regard to the comment, the 700R4 was not made in 1976, so this is a swap-over job, similar to the post I wrote on the subject. I will assume the job was done right,. 1981 was the first year of the 700R4, so you got an old one pal. There is a special TV valve kit made by TransGo that specifically addresses this issue.