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5r55e rebuilt 30k oil change cut open filter and loose band adjustment

Discussion in 'Transmissions & Transfer Cases' started by donalds, July 8, 2019.

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  1. donalds

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    I cut open my transmission filter because it was the first oil change since the rebuild 30k on this filter Here is what I found any thing to worry about

    Also when I was checking for leaks out of pure curiosity I reached up and tried to turn the band adjustment screw it unscrewed it wasn't wobble loose the jam nut just broke free with my fingers

    I did a band adjustment backed off the jam nuts and tightened the adjustable part to 100 in lb ...that is the highest my in lb torque wrench will go ... and backed off 2 turns tightened the jam nut as much as I could one jam nut by the neutral safety switch gear selector thing not sure what it's called it was in the way for my fp torque wrench so I had to use a box wrench I'm pretty sure it's close to the 35lb spec

    Test drive seems like it shifts a little more positive more of a jerk when it shifts not in a bad way I noticed this the most in 2-3 and 3-4 and 4-5
    Like I said just a little more of a jerk when it shifts

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    From the pictures, that doesn't look bad, but normal. The little pieces in the caught in filter probably entered the transmission during reassembly, it all depends on how clean the shop, and meticulous the builder was.
     
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    Maybe @BrooklynBay can shine some light on the loose band
    I'm just not sure
     
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    The factory adjustment is okay, but TransGo had a different method and amount, which worked well for mine for over 75k miles. I have their VB kit in it too, but the band adjustment is not related much to what's done in the VB. I recall it being a tighter adjustment, like most preferred build standards of rebuilders.
     
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    It's funny I just reached up and tried to turn the lock nut and it loosened it was finger tight
    That's the only reason I adjusted it I did watch how many turns they had it was1.75 out I split the difference when I put it back like almost to turns
    Just took me off guard it was only hand tight
     
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    You could have just locked it where they had it. They likely forgot to lock the jamb nut to the adjustment nut, because it takes two wrenches to do that and they left it until last.

    Check both of the band jamb nuts, in case they missed the other one too.
     
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    Will do
     
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    Well turns out the transgo spec isn't all that different than I did
    Thanks @BrooklynBay
    5R55E specification chart from Transgo.

    I checked both the intermediate band was set to the transgo so I set them both the same way Bc I also had the tools out thanks
     
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    Ok guys am second guessing myself

    I added a extra stock magnet to my pan now it has two I'm not sure if I put it in a good location or not
    Its not making contact with the filter in any way
    Just not sure of where I put it

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    That's my original pan ...dented tried to fix it it leaked... so I got a oem junk yard pan with a magnet and it that's how I got the extra magnet

    Thank you for your information am I just worried about nothing
    Thanks again
     
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    Yeah, no harm to use the extra magnet. Those do catch rare bits of metal, and it's better to do that than have it fill the filter.
     
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