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Unread 10-14-2006, 07:48 PM   #16
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Okay, if you have the bands improperly adjusted you can cause the tranny to overheat and fry the clutch packs and overdrive unit.

Adjusted too loose can result in really hard shifts, which are hard on all the other drivetrain components.

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Unread 10-14-2006, 07:53 PM   #17
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Yea but it’s only people like us that are concerned about it. I believe it is unheard of to have the dealer adjust them?
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Unread 10-14-2006, 07:56 PM   #18
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I always took my vehicles to garages not dealers prior to doing everything on my own, and they actually do care enough to adjust such things.

Dealers do only what they think you will look for.
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Unread 10-14-2006, 08:06 PM   #19
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At 198,400 I have only brought my vehicle in twice to the dealer. Once for a re-man tranny and once for the viscous coupling. The only time I brought her in to a local shop was for a Cat replacement after I herniated two discs in my back. Everything else is driveway wrenchin. I have lately found a friend, no it is not my lazy computer-online –game freak son, but it is an air compressor. I wish I have bought one years ago!
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Unread 10-14-2006, 08:39 PM   #20
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Ok guys, found the specs I used. Edited my first post, but wanted to let those interested know. Front band 1 1/2 turns out. Rear band 1 3/4 turns out.
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Unread 10-15-2006, 06:41 AM   #21
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Below are the band adjustment specs I snagged out of the forums section of www.ipttrans.com about a year ago. So far no one has mentioned the difference between the 1 and 3 piece rear band. My 99 GC has the 3 piece. Hope this is helpful.

*Always torque adjuster to 72 INCH lbs. (not foot lbs) before backing off the specified amount of turns.*

Please note that these adjustments may vary from the factory service manual.

A solid band looks like one piece whereas a wrap band looks like it's made of three sections (widthwise).

42RE
Front band- back off 3 turns
Rear band (wrap)- back off 3 1/2 turns
Rear band (solid)- back off 2 turns

44RE- RH
Front band- back off 2 turns
Rear band (wrap)- back off 3 1/2 turns
Rear band (solid)- back off 2 turns

46RE- RH
Front band- back off 2 1/2 turns
Rear band (solid)- back off 2 turns

47RE
Front band- back off 1 3/4 turns
Rear band (wrap)- back off 3 turns.
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Unread 10-15-2006, 11:47 AM   #22
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Hey guys, this is great info. Gonna go out and have some fun now.

Just a thought, but maybe this should be part of the FAQ? yell at me if this is a stupid idea, but just a thought for all the noobs like me out there.

THanks again guys!
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Unread 10-15-2006, 11:51 AM   #23
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What do you mean, this is in the FAQ.


























Okay, I just put it there.
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Unread 10-15-2006, 11:53 AM   #24
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Quote:
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What do you mean, this is in the FAQ.





Okay, I just put it there.

Hah, you made me feel like an even bigger noob when i read that!

Thanks Woody.
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Unread 01-17-2007, 07:11 PM   #25
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Hey, this is some great info, but (speaking of Noobs LOL ) could i see some pics of someone adjusting the bands? Or is it realy simple, like take off the pan, and their are two OBVIOUS bolts to turn in all the way and then out 2.5 turns??? My trucks got 156,700 miles on it and the tranny fluid is brown and i doubt this has ever been done.
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Unread 04-07-2008, 07:48 PM   #26
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Is there any other socket I can use besides 15/64? I can't find that socket anywhere. I need to adjust my front band my transmission feels like it's slipping between 1-2 when I accelerate hard.
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Unread 04-08-2008, 03:41 PM   #27
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Unread 11-25-2009, 06:11 PM   #28
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I have a 1998 GC Laredo
It has a 4.0L

What transmission do I have???

Nevermind 42RE

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Unread 11-25-2009, 08:04 PM   #29
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I do them by feel
and I do them all the same 42RH to 48RE
kind of hard to explain next time I get one in the sho pon my bench I will take some pics and show how I do them
the torque methode is fine ... but I find both bands a little loose when done to spec
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Unread 11-25-2009, 08:08 PM   #30
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okay. you do them by feel?? You have got to explain...
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