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tessntatum
08-16-2013, 06:49 PM
1988 prostar with velvet drive. Trans started getting hard to put in drive today and then very quickly the trans would not work. If you really rev it up it will go after a minute or so. Any suggestions? Fluid and cable are fine.

mikeg205
08-16-2013, 06:52 PM
How many hours on it? When you say hard to put in gear.... hard to move controller? or no reaction when controller moved?

thatsmrmastercraft
08-16-2013, 07:18 PM
How does the trans fluid look and smell? Where is the level at? How long since the trans fluid has been changed?

tessntatum
08-16-2013, 07:33 PM
the fluid was up and did not seem to smell. I am not sure on how many hours. No immediate action when the controller was moved. But if you wait a minute it would eventually move. I have been told the pump and I have been told the selector piston should be cleaned.

mikeg205
08-16-2013, 08:41 PM
How many hours on engine... ? 1988 - prolly needs some work... does the engine rev up and then the transmission engages?

tessntatum
08-17-2013, 01:41 PM
the engine is new. Not sure on the hrs on the trans. trans in gear and you have to rev the engine for a minute or so and it will start to move.

mikeg205
08-17-2013, 01:43 PM
the engine is new. Not sure on the hrs on the trans. trans in gear and you have to rev the engine for a minute or so and it will start to move.

Yup revs increase pressure... prolly time for a rebuild... sound like slippy or engaging well after a few moments.

tessntatum
08-17-2013, 02:03 PM
What would the cost be for a rebuild?? Any recommendations?

mikeg205
08-17-2013, 02:42 PM
If you're mechanically inclined you can do it yourself.... velvet drive i assume?

bunch of transmission manuals here

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/o91j4vsfromgu2x/VYEoZYghF9/Tranmission%20Manuals

Bouyhead
08-18-2013, 12:59 AM
What would the cost be for a rebuild?? Any recommendations?

Where are you in the Northeast?

tessntatum
08-18-2013, 07:50 PM
I am in Rhode Island do you know someone?

Bouyhead
08-18-2013, 11:15 PM
I am in Rhode Island do you know someone?

My one decent contact is on Long Isand, was hoping you we're closer.

tessntatum
08-19-2013, 02:23 PM
I am located in rhode island. I puled it apart today and found the damper plate was completely blown out. This is the second one I have replaced in 4 years. Does anybody have any experience with the heavy duty ones from dim?? They are twice the price =are they worth it??