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Unread 11-25-2009, 08:24 PM   #31
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well
if you look at the lever for the bands
I tighten the front band adjuster until I can pry with a screwdriver and get 1/4 inch of clearance between the lever and the servo
same thing on the rear band but I'm looking for 3/8 inch clearance
you have to know exactly what the servo looks like to really understand

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Unread 11-25-2009, 08:26 PM   #32
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Well I've adjusted a cherokee to spec before so I was just curious.
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Unread 11-25-2009, 08:28 PM   #33
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cherokee is a totally different transmission
the bands work differently than a torquflite
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Unread 11-26-2009, 08:49 AM   #34
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I've got a question about this as I am about to adjust the bands on a 42re. I see the FSM wants you to torque the locknuts to spec after tightening and loosening up the adjustment nut. How are you supposed to torque the lock nut if you still are holding the adjustment nut with a socket? Or do you just not worry about it and snug them up with a wrench?
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Unread 11-26-2009, 10:03 AM   #35
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I've got a question about this as I am about to adjust the bands on a 42re. I see the FSM wants you to torque the locknuts to spec after tightening and loosening up the adjustment nut. How are you supposed to torque the lock nut if you still are holding the adjustment nut with a socket? Or do you just not worry about it and snug them up with a wrench?
I just used a socket, turning little-by-little and checking often to make sure the adjuster stayed in place. I also marked the adjuster with lipstick so that I didn't make a mistake.

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Unread 11-26-2009, 12:08 PM   #36
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hold the bolt with either the 5/15 wrench or the torx which ever you have
use your 3/4 wrench to tighten the lock nut , I just go tight a sI can get it in the space provided
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Unread 11-27-2009, 11:10 AM   #37
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Yeah I figured it was just snugged up because I dont see how you can get a torque wrench on there at the same time. Ill give it a go this weekend. Thanks guys!
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Unread 11-30-2009, 12:52 AM   #38
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baxy can you elaborate any more on the "feel" of the bands?
id like to adjust my front band and from what im reading its dam near impossible to adjust it with a torque wrench unless its out of the vehicle


can you drop the tranny xmember and let the tranny droop and gain access to the frontband by chance? i havnt ever seen anybody ask that question
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Unread 11-30-2009, 06:37 AM   #39
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baxy can you elaborate any more on the "feel" of the bands?
id like to adjust my front band and from what im reading its dam near impossible to adjust it with a torque wrench unless its out of the vehicle


can you drop the tranny xmember and let the tranny droop and gain access to the frontband by chance? i havnt ever seen anybody ask that question
You can adjust the front band. You just need a special socket. Its an 8 point socket, since the adjusting bolt has a square head. Ill get you the size of the socket when I get home tonight.

I adjusted my bands when this thread was first started. I made sure my torque wrench was calibrated. I have been driving around with my adjustments since the start of the thread. (with better, smoother shifting I might add) So it can be done.
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Unread 11-30-2009, 07:45 AM   #40
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I adjusted my bands when this thread was first started. I made sure my torque wrench was calibrated. I have been driving around with my adjustments since the start of the thread. (with better, smoother shifting I might add) So it can be done.
Wow...0ver 3 years an no adjustment since initial...

Now that's impressive....

What adjustments did you decide to go with?


Thanx for keepin this thread alive....More and more of us noobs need help like this to educate and assist us with our NEW toys...

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Unread 11-30-2009, 11:28 AM   #41
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Yardman Harrry: Would you give us the make and model of your inch-pound wrench as some wrenches don't fit. If you used any angled extensions on the wrench also let us know.
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You are not supposed to use angle extensions to torque anything.... Let alone your transmission bands....
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Yardman Harrry: Would you give us the make and model of your inch-pound wrench as some wrenches don't fit. If you used any angled extensions on the wrench also let us know.
Here,

The 8 point socket is 5/16ths



and this is just a simple torque wrench, its been so long, not sure if I used an extension or not.



I did not drop the tranny at all. I was able to torque everything to spec!
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Unread 11-30-2009, 09:18 PM   #44
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You should be able to do it with a short straight extension... Never use an angle extension when torquing.
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You should be able to do it with a short straight extension... Never use an angle extension when torquing.
Yah if i remember correctly that's exactly what I used. A small straigth extension. Never use ujoint extensions
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