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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-24-2004, 03:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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Unhappy j-mod/help.. 2-3 accumulator won't fit

I can't get the 2-3 accumulator piston in. I've saturated it in atf and it still won't go up in. I've even taken an 18mm socket with extension and tried to force it in. Has anyone else had this problem? The bottom lip of the piston will go as far up as the surface with where the valvebody bolts up to. I've triple checked the part # with max and it's right. So i'm clueless at this point. PLEASE HELP
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-24-2004, 03:22 PM
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I thought the same thing when I did mine last week. I ended up just getting it in there far enough so that the cover with the 3 tabs on it would hold it in, and would still allow the valve body to be bolted up. Mine shifts fine, so I assume that this is correct. Not a tranny expert, but I'm sure that if the way I did it was wrong, that the 2-3 shift would be acting funny, or not doing anything at all. I'm sure someone w/ more knowledge will comment.

These are highly engineered precision vehicles, the first step in diagnosing the problem is to strike the suspected offending part sharply and repeatedly with a blunt object, then re-test.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-24-2004, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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See, I can't even get the retainer up into the bore(with piston in). The clips don't even touch it?
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-24-2004, 03:43 PM
 
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You did take the other piston out right?? Just making sure because it sounds like something is stuck in there
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-24-2004, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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Yup, just a bare bore. Do you think that it could be a bad piston. It looks fine, perfectly round, nothing torn, etc. I have blisters on my hand from trying to get it up in there
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-24-2004, 03:55 PM
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If the top part of the piston is not exactly aligned it will apear that the bottom is stuck. Try moving it around trying to seat the top and the rest will follow

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-24-2004, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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Never mind...I'm retarted You were right the other piston was still in there. Lack of light anyways thanks for putting up with my ignorance.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-24-2004, 04:53 PM
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No you're not, just inexperienced. don't feel to bad, I alost did that on the 1-2, lol! Granted I had been up for 13 hours by then so my mind was a little tired. Glad to hear you figured it out. Now go get that car done!! You won't regret it.

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-24-2004, 06:06 PM
 
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glad to hear you got i figured there had to be something stuck/still in there. I had a little problem with my 1-2 just a little patience and it worked
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