misterp Posted April 17, 2005 Report Share Posted April 17, 2005 OK, I've got the entire drivetrain out of the SS, it took all day and night but wasn't all that bad except for the exhaust collector nuts, plus I lost a bit of skin dropping the transmission (but I was expecting that ). For those installing aftermarket servos - don't let this happen to you! The 2nd apply piston is cocked in the bore, the bottom is kicked-in and the top kicked-out about 3/32-inch. When assembling the servos I got the cover snap ring to seat at the bottom, but did not realize I failed to completely seat it at the top; when the servo shifted the truck into 2nd gear the hydraulic pressure was able to rock the piston off-axis in its bore. BTW, the truck still drove, the only symptom suggesting there was a problem was that I lost 4th gear, the scarf seal on the 4th piston failed because it was also off-axis. I tried for two weeks to get this piston out, I even made a puller to get it out and, well, long story short it will *not* budge and the tranny had to be dropped out of the truck for service. With luck the case is still salvageable... So the plan is: since the trans is out, I am delivering it to Joe and Sheri Gutierrez [sp?] (JAG Performance) with orders to harden it for low 12-sec duty. Joe also suggested a 2800-stall convertor from The Convertor Shop (TCS). Mr. P. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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