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Author Topic:   Rebuilding the 350th
sideways
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posted May 24, 2005 01:29 PM  
Is it difficult or need special tools?I have 2 I know needs rebuilt one slips in forward and one just let go no forword or reverse. thanks

Raceman17
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posted May 24, 2005 03:03 PM  
Go to autozone and get a book. They have one that has step by step process for all the gm automatic tranny's. It states that you will need a few special tools to get the job done.
Later

ford5
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posted May 24, 2005 04:52 PM  
Sideways, you will need to have a spring compresser to release the clutch drum springs and snap rings in oreder to replace\clean the seals and pistons you will also need a bushing driver set to drive in new bushings, you will need a centering ring if you split the pump in half to get it realigned, the piston in the back of the case needs a special release tool to change the oil seals on it, this is important too, so don't sluff it off. the tools can be homemade with a little engineering.

racenmotorsports
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posted May 24, 2005 07:21 PM  
Sideways, get this book, Turbo Hydra-matic 350 handbook by Ron Sessions. HPBooks-511. I got it, rebuilt 2 so far. I even got the local tranny shop to put in the bushings that I screwed up myself and then he let me finish one at his place and gave me some pointers on making it better. I used C-Clamps to compress the stuff I needed to. It was really pretty easy. You should give it a try, it'll save you a bunch of money.

If you got any questions pm me.

Ray

sideways
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posted May 25, 2005 10:10 AM  
Thanks guys.

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