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Old 09-29-2013, 10:04   #1 (permalink)
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C4 Transmission Piece Fell Out During Fluid Change

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I have a 74 C4. When I was changing the transmission fluid this piece was floating freely in the driver side front corner of the pan, and it fell out. Does anyone know what it is? Btw, we were changing the filter to try and remedy it not shifting. The actual shifter works, but the transmission never kicks out of first gear when it's in drive. Manual 1 and 2 are both also still in 1st gear ...

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Old 09-29-2013, 15:11   #2 (permalink)
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Re: C4 Transmission Piece Fell Out During Fluid Change

Hi 74Comet. Have a look at this post from one of our sister forums C4 stuck between park and reverse - Ford Muscle Forums : Ford Muscle Cars Tech Forum

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Re: C4 Transmission Piece Fell Out During Fluid Change

That is a band apply strut. It is either on the servo end or the case end. Second gear on a c4 is a band. You could possibly drop the valve body and reassemble if nothing is broken


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Re: C4 Transmission Piece Fell Out During Fluid Change

Pulled the valve body. The intermediate band (I'm assuming) is snapped off. The other strut was laying on top of the valve body. Cant find the broken piece of the band. Kinda feeling like I'm a little in over my head. Looking for some solid advice...
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Re: C4 Transmission Piece Fell Out During Fluid Change

At this point it's time to pull the Trans. It will need pulled apart to replace the band. I would recommend an overhaul while it's out. C4 is an easy Trans if your comfortable trying otherwise find someone to rebuild for you.


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