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53 Pontiac Hydra-Matic


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Hi there

I'm owning a 53 Pontiac Catalina with an Inline 8 which I actually rebuild. I had also an issue with the hydra-matic so I decided to check the transmission. Always when pushed in Neutral or when towed I had a rattling noise coming from the tranny that stoped when the car reached a certain velocity. I opend it and located the source of that noise. There is a Parking Brake Gear and sort of blocker lever. And this lever causes the rattling noise.

 

Now. I am no sure, if this is a Problem. Usually I don't move the car in Neutral. Perhaps there is a problem with a valve that doesn't keep the blocker off the parking brake gear in Neutral.

 

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The parking brake blocker lever

 

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the parking brake gear with slight signs of wear. the lever is removed

 

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Blocker lever and gear disassembled.

 

Hope my english isn't too bad, it's not my mother tongue.

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