Medd448

1952 Hydra-Matic shifting

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I broke the control valve panel on my ‘52 Cadillac. I took the one off my parts car, same year, model, and transmission, and adjusted the bands. The car wouldn’t shift out of 1st gear. So I took it back out and cleaned it. Everything moved perfectly and smoothly. Now it shifts from 1st to 2nd, but I can’t get it to shift to third. I’ve tried to adjust the T.V. rod according to the book and it didn’t help. I loosened the T.V. rod nuts so it didn’t create any pressure and that didn’t work. Am I missing something that I can adjust? I see nothing in the shop manual that talks about this. 

 

Any advice would be helpful. And yes I know that many people say to rebuild them whenever they have the slightest problem but I’d like to try to fix this in car before sending it out to someone. 

 

Thanks!

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