I have a 1956 F100 I've been working on. Engine is a 71 302 with a c4 transmission. Replaced all filters, new spark, carb rebuilt etc. Got the engine running smooth, decided to go ahead and change the tranny filter. Now fluid wont go into 1st, 2nd, or Drive, it just comes out the over flow. (Reverse works just fine)Trying to avoid towing it to a shop, any ideas what the problem could be?
when you dropped the filter.. did you see the spring and the little piston that was held up by the little thumb on the filter...|/////////|cC| cup end in first.. then spring and filter holds it in..
if you overtightened any of the bolts you could have distorted the valve body .. http://www.mustangmonthly.com/techarticles/mump_1101_service_ford_mustang_c4_transmissions/viewall.html
Gonna check when the sun comes out. Guess I'll get to laugh at myself if I just put it in upside down. Thanks, I'll let ya know if that was the problem
Well its getting into gear now. Have to rev it up for it to actually go though.talked to a friend and he said it might be the torque converter is blown.Thoughts?
hard to say..did you drop the pan and the filter. then check the plunger and spring.???is the filter properly installed..fluid level check first.. if you have reassembled it..engine running.. pull dipstick... wipe.. reinsert.. check level..engine running fluid level should be just above the pan gasket level. there is a chance.. you have damaged the transmission clutches.. they are easy to toast.. there are several well written articles on how to rebuild the C4 ford..there are slight changes between years.. so its always good to identify if possible.http://www.mustangmonthly.com/techarticles/mump_0908_how_to_build_a_better_c4_transmission/viewall.htmllets see what else i can find. http://www.mustangandfords.com/techarticles/drivetrain/mufp_0605_small_block_ford_performance_transmission/viewall.htmlhttp://www.mustang50magazine.com/techarticles/m5lp_0206_closer_look_at_street_and_strip_c4_transmission/viewall.html