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1950 Buick Transmission


Dave Chiotti
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We are working on  a 1950 Buick.

The car will not go into gear.

The rear wheels are off the ground .

The rear end is locked up.

The wheels will not turn.

The  parking brake is off.

The drums have been pulled and the brakes are not draging.

Transmission fluid is full.

With the engine running shifting into any gear there is NO movment at the rear end.

All the shifting leavers are in the corect place.

Any ideas?

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Dynaflow?

 

Which series Buick?

 

Has this car been working recently?

 

6 minutes ago, Dave Chiotti said:

The rear wheels are off the ground .

The rear end is locked up.

The wheels will not turn.

The  parking brake is off.

The drums have been pulled and the brakes are not draging.

 

OK, so the drums are off. You should be able to turn one wheel or wheel flange, and the other side should turn in the opposite direction, no matter what the transmission is up to.

 

The only exception to that would be if it has a limited slip rear axle, and I don't think that was available yet in 1950. There are people in here who will know for sure.

 

What does the rear axle fluid look like?

 

 

 

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On 11/1/2021 at 10:05 PM, trini said:

If the engine is running and gears not shifting check the motor mount at the transmission /bell housing. It is just 2 pieces of steel stock with a piece of rubber molded . 

Good suggestion.  If the rubber in the transmission mount is deteriorated, the tranny will sag at the rear and this affects the adjustment of the shift linkage.

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