Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Geismar, LA, USA
Re: Need help from someone with EFI 302/AOD
It's a brand new torque converter. It runs great driving, but I don't have reverse or OD. I'm thinking, though, that it's due to a step I skipped in the shift kit. I'm going to deal with that this week...
The kickdown arm on the transmissions are different. Even the piece inside the transmission. The piece inside that protrudes to the outside, which is the stud to which the kickdown lever bolts is different between the two- they cause the levers to sit at different angles. I didn't swap the inner piece and the 351W lever (it was carbed) is slightly shorter, so I believe it's holding the throttle open just a little bit, which is what's causing the high idle. Did that make any sense at all?
What do you mean by tight and loose transmissions? When it shifts, it's crisp but not firm... not sure if that helps.
My Chilton transmission pictures aren't detailed enough for me to see what I need to see.