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  1. wheelz 63 dart gt

    wheelz 63 dart gt Well-Known Member

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    I am so bummed. I just got my motor put back in and got her running forthe first time in a very long time. My trans cooler line was squirting and the car was driving when thepush button was in N. I got the two rear wheels up in the air and when i fire her up they start to spin. When i give her gas they dont spin much faster. She does this in all gears, even reverse. I dont know why . can some one give me some ideas on what to do next. First i may need to put a new radiator in because the cooller male in broke off in side the radiator. im going to try and rethread it, but, im not sure that will turn out the way i want.
     
  2. RustyRatRod

    RustyRatRod 30 Degrees Outta Whack FABO Gold Member

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    fishy68 is REAL sharp on these. Maybe he will chime in. If not....shoot him a PM. He is a super nice guy.
     
  3. wheelz 63 dart gt

    wheelz 63 dart gt Well-Known Member

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    I need a new radiator!!!!! I was drilling the broken male end out and went through the tube inside. Now trans fluid and coolant would mix/. Damn it. Does any one have a radiator they can sell me. Im in San Diego Ca.
     
  4. dusterbd451

    dusterbd451 "cruise, race, live!"

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    i had that problem and my rear band was loose...needed some adjusting and all was good.
     
  5. wheelz 63 dart gt

    wheelz 63 dart gt Well-Known Member

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    Awesome. Ive never done that. Can u explain how for me
     
  6. wheelz 63 dart gt

    wheelz 63 dart gt Well-Known Member

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    is my radiator salvagable u think? can it b fixed or is it shot
     
  7. oldkimmer

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    ......u can get a new cooler put in at a rad shop.........kim.......
     
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    412 Stroker Well-Known Member

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    why not just plug it and use an aftermarket cooler, in other words just bypass the radiator one althgether.
     
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    cavemanmoron Well-Known Member

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  10. fishy68

    fishy68 Tyr Fryr's Inc. FABO Gold Member

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    Unfortunately I've never worked on a cable shift TF at all but I have read that if the cable is out of adjustment it can do crazy things like pulling in drive. I don't have a service manual for an early A so I don't know the cable adjustment procedure but that's the first thing I'd check out. Maybe try a search here on the board or a google search for torqueflite cable shift adjustment procedure once you get the radiator problem solved.

    Another way to solve the radiator problem without replacing it is to block off the cooler in the radiator and run the trans. solely off of an auxiliary cooler. You can get them from a lot of auto parts stores, Summit, JEGS, etc... Get a pretty good sized one cause heat is a torqueflites enemy.
     
  11. fishy68

    fishy68 Tyr Fryr's Inc. FABO Gold Member

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    Sorry to be repetitive about using an auxiliary cooler. I didn't notice it was already mentioned.
     
  12. TrailBeast

    TrailBeast Slightly Twisted Member

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    I used to have a pushbutton linkage in one of my old Chryslers and Fishey is right.
    Probably not an actual trans issue but a control system problem.
    The part that sucks is that you will have a heck of a problem finding anyone that has actually seen one, let alone knows how to adjust that linkage.
     
  13. wheelz 63 dart gt

    wheelz 63 dart gt Well-Known Member

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    Thanks alot fellahs. I would have spent 3or 4 hundred dollars on a new radiator if not for you. Thank u.
     
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