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Transmisson Problem.

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I have a Turbo 400 and a Torque converter that were built by a company named Select Performance in New York I believe. I have no idea how long ago as they were on the car when I bought it. When I first started driving the car late last year all was ok. Then I had a car show and on the last day of the show when I went to leave I put the car in reverse and nothing. I turned the car off and turned it back on and it went into gear and off I went. I did notice that the car did not shift as hard but thought nothing of it.

Fast forward two months till today. I bought a new Trans pan and I wanted to install it. I had to change the oil pickup as this pan was a bit shallower. I put everything back together went to go cruise around the block and I put it in reverse and nothing. the engine does not even idle down like it is in gear. I reved the engine a bit and nothing. I know nothing about Transmissions but what do you guys think it could be? Money is definitely an issue, but I imagine that I will need to take it to a trans shop.
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Basically it sounds like the converter was too far from the flexplate and instead of using spacers it was pulled up to the flexplate. This left insufficient engagement in the pump. If I remember right the converter should be pushed all the way into the pump and pulled out no more than 3/16 of an inch. If it has to then washers should be used between the flexplate and converter.
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