Tranny is a 93 AOD.
It is rebuilt with a Lentech Overhaul ST Kit, Street Terminator O/D delete valavebody, 1 peice ART CARR input shaft and 2500 non-locking convertor.
The tranny had no miles on it during the installation of it in the car. The tranny did however sit 5 or so months with no fluid in it before the install.
SO onto the problems.
It didn't want to shift from 1st to 2nd when cold.
Once warmed up it would shift well from 1st to 2nd, but would only periodically downshift to 1st.
3rd and OD.....forget about it. I never saw that.
SO, Lentech, Art Carr, and others in this club thought it could either be the VB
(which is new, supposedly tested at LT), the governor, or just a bunch of contamination in the tranny. Maybe all of the above for all I know.
I brought the car to the tranny shop that rebuilt the tranny. Needless to say the owner was pretty suprised I was having problems. He has taken it out for a drive and concurs that there are issues. They disassembled the tranny and found a stuck gov. He also flushed all the lines and reassembled everything.
He claims to have taken it for a few test drives and when it's cold, it doesn't appear that it wants to shift properly. Once you get it to shift a couple of times, it seems to go good after that.
What he told me is, that perhaps I just need to drive the car, force it to shift in hopes that any stuck valves will eventually free themselves.(In other words, beat on it)
Granted, the tranny sat for a few months before I actually installed it, I know it didn't have any lube in it,(thinking that things could stick after sitting in a damp, cool basement) but does this diagnosis sound right all?
Even a little?
Has anyone run into a similar problem that cleared itself up with a little time?
I guess I'll be getting it back today or tomorrow, so I'll be able to see for myself.