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Author Topic:   powerglide will not shift into high--help
rpm9595
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 11
posted April 10, 2005 07:07 PM  
i bought a direct drive powerglide from this ol boy and it worked. it has a hollow converter but can't get the trannie to manual shift into high. works great in low, but can't get it to high gear. anybody got any ideas? thanks for your help.

stew6371
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 38
posted April 10, 2005 07:21 PM  
detent valve in valvebody sticking maybe

powerglides
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 374
posted April 11, 2005 09:34 AM  
Is it a hose and valve type direct? A lever direct? Or a hiden direct? It may not have high gear in it.

rpm9595
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 11
posted April 12, 2005 10:37 AM  
It's an inturnal dump body. It shifts like you can feel low and drive, but no rpm diffrence. Any ideals, want to run Saturday.

powerglides
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 374
posted April 13, 2005 05:12 AM  
It probably does not have high gear in it. You put it in "high" to start off (this is really low with slippage)then shift to "low" to race it. I would call whoever built it before I ran it. You can ruin one in a hurry if you race it with the selector in the wrong gear!

    

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