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Unread 03-12-2013, 12:04 PM   #1
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42re Band adjustment alternative...

I know this question will horrify the purists, but instead of spending $ on a torque wrench in inch/lbs, why not loosen the lock-nut and just move in the direction you need? Maybe 1/2 turn at a time?

My other question is, if you have a sluggish 1-2 shift and you believe it to be the band, do you loosen, or tighten the front band?

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Unread 03-12-2013, 01:51 PM   #2
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The torque wrench is required. Its the only way to set the zero point for the application of the bands.
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Unread 03-12-2013, 02:22 PM   #3
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congers, you can score a cheap 0-60 in/lb torque wrench on ebay for $40 shipped. I just bought a Park TW-1 the other day.

Rat.. will a 0-60 range TW work on adjusting bands?
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72inlb is the spec.
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Unread 03-12-2013, 03:33 PM   #5
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If you are working on your own stuff a torque wrench will SAVE you money in jobs done right the first time and not breaking things.

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Unread 03-12-2013, 04:45 PM   #6
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72inlb is the spec.
Yeah, that figures. Guess thats another tool i should pick up..
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Unread 03-12-2013, 08:05 PM   #7
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an inch-lbs torque wrench for ~ $60 or a transmission rebuild for ~$2000? Tough choice.
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