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jaded13640
Posted 2020-06-13 3:57 AM (#599609)
Subject: 57 Dodge Suburban trans rebuild time...


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The summer after I bought the car I noticed a few second of delay when I put in drive. BUT, once it went into drive everything else worked perfectly. Shift points were normal no slipping during shifts...nothing, so I nursed it along for another year, long story short, it got much worse, but only the amount of time. And after that time, everything work normally

So anyway, I'm posting on here in hopes that I may get some useful tip, good advice and maybe even some useful historical knowledge.

This will be my first cast iron torqueflite that I've ever worked on. I'm been working on TF's for a lot of years but not the Cast Iron Baby.

So, assist away!

Than you so much
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wizard
Posted 2020-06-13 4:59 AM (#599610 - in reply to #599609)
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Internal leakage, most probably front clutch seal rings and/or bore issues and/or rubber seal
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56D500boy
Posted 2020-06-13 12:50 PM (#599621 - in reply to #599609)
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The 57 Dodge Factory Service Manual (FSM) has a section on the TorqueFlite starting on page 345 in the hardcopy or 346 of 530 in the 57 Dodge FSM pdf document available at MyMopar.com.

http://www.mymopar.com/index.php?pid=109

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57chizler
Posted 2020-06-13 4:54 PM (#599629 - in reply to #599609)
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Like Sven said, leakage at the front clutch. As advised in the other thread, try an additive to rejuvenate the seals.
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westaus29
Posted 2020-06-13 10:21 PM (#599639 - in reply to #599609)
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Take a look at this link that I had lost but have found. Chrysler Master Technician articles covering many of our cars in general and auto trans in particular

http://imperialclub.com/Repair/Lit/Master/index.htm
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jaded13640
Posted 2020-06-14 2:51 AM (#599645 - in reply to #599609)
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Yea, we stared with the additive. it didn't slow the leak or speed up the engagment into gear after pressing D. I'm wondering, should I be doing pressure test while the trans is still together to maybe help pinpoint the problem? Or many an airtest deal? I've never used either. I just tossed the spent frictions and put new in, buttoned it back up.

Wayne
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jaded13640
Posted 2020-06-16 12:55 AM (#599738 - in reply to #599609)
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When I started this one I thought I was in the transmission section.

wizard, are you able to move a thread to a different section? If so, would you?

Thanks,

Wayne
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Mr. Bob
Posted 2020-07-26 2:20 PM (#601359 - in reply to #599609)
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Had the same problem with slow to engage Drive in my 57 Dodge Royal. Tried adding Lucas trans fluid, that made it worse. Drained the trans, and filled it with fresh trans fluid and a bottle of Trans X. It took a few weeks for the Trans X to do its magic and soak into the hardened shrunken seals in the trans, but it gradually got better as I started and moved the car every few days. Within a month, it was engaging Drive instantly and solidly. That was a year ago, still working perfectly now.

This was suggested to me by 57 Chizer on this board. Others here have had similar success with Trans X. Sure is lot cheaper and easier than re-building your trans!
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