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Post  jason on March 22nd 2015, 4:29 pm

Is it necessary to send back a trans every 3 years for a freshen up? I use the trans break around 20 to 30 times a year. My car weighs 3500#. I'm thinking it needs a band adjustment. Coan says they need to do it, I'm also wondering if I can have it done locally to save money? Oh yeah I've had it in the car for 10 years. What do you guys think?
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Post  maverick on March 22nd 2015, 4:39 pm

Band adjustment = 5 minute job....a caveman can do it....if that's all it needs.
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Post  whatbumper on March 22nd 2015, 9:12 pm

locally would be fine. After three years of track use it might be a good idea to have it torn down just to check out the frictions and band for wear. if there is any you can have them replace that stuff and get three or four more years out of it.

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Post  jason on March 22nd 2015, 9:18 pm

[center]i understand that. I'm just wondering if what they say about every 3 years to send it in to freshen it up is common? There's a couple guys locally that I know can do it and save a little money on shipping.
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Post  jason on March 22nd 2015, 9:19 pm

Ok thanks. I'm gonna make a call tomorrow.
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Post  maverick on March 22nd 2015, 9:31 pm

If your trans guy isn't comfy freshening a 'glide, get another trans guy.
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Post  res0rli9 on March 22nd 2015, 10:03 pm

The powerglide band should be adjusted to the following specs:

   Tighten the band adjustment screw to 72 inch lbs... One other place said 80 inch lbs.
   Unscrew the band adjuster three and a half turns (3.5)
   Tighten the band adjustment screw's locking nut

The band should be readjusted on a semi regular basis throughout the racing season.


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Post  richter69 on March 22nd 2015, 10:05 pm

I beat the snot outta mine for 6 seasons, i went through it last winter to upgrade the case thf only thing wrong with it was the sun gear was a little loose in the hub and the stock band adjuster pin was bent.

If your local guy cant go through a glide he needs another line of work.... Seriously.
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Post  jason on March 22nd 2015, 11:33 pm

He's more than capable. He's done several. Coan makes it sound like they can only do theirs. Thanks for the help.
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