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Yes, I did a search and that's kinda why I'm asking this (couldn't find a clear answer).

After installing the shift kit last week, I don't have O/D now. Yes, we did have the O/D servo out so I'm 99% sure that the band fell off.

Here's my question...I know I have to take the O/D servo back out, and get the pocket in the band lined back up with the top of the servo. My question is how am I to "grab" the band and get the pocket lined back up with the top of the servo...and without it slipping out of place when putting the servo back in?
 

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It's hard to describe without a picture, but I'll try. Near the OD Servo, there's a little hole that goes all the way through to the OD band. You can pick up the OD band with the rooster clip or a thin screwdrivier or something of the like. You just lift it up a little and then press the OD servo in. You'll be able to feel when the servo grabs. I did it a couple times just to make sure I got it. MAybe somebody will have a picture of the hole I'm talking about...

Edit: It's not the hole in the servo bore itself. It's just to the driver's side of the trans, IIRC.
 

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This hole here? (top corner squarish hole)



So you just have to push the band up, and push the servo in? And what exactly do you mean by "You'll be able to feel when the servo grabs." What kind of "feeling" is this. Thanks for the help!
 

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i'm also wondering the same thing.
 

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That looks like it. You see the hole that is visible through that opening? You want to get something on that and push it up and over slightly until you can the pocket through the hole in the OD servo bore. Push the OD servo up there and then remove whatever you were holding OD Band with. if it doesn't fall off, you've got it.. if it does... try again.
 

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That did it! Back on now. I'll have to wait til tomorrow to test it for sure since the roads are too nasty here tonight. Thanks again.
 

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jeffTbird93,

Did it just slip into neutral instead of going into o/d? because thats what is happening to me now after doing the j-mod. If so, did it end up being the o/d band slipping off and how easy was it to fix?

Thanks in advance,
-Erik
 

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Yes, thats the hole - the big hint should be that if you can't see the hole once the servo is installed then you've got it seated.
 

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emg1485 said:
jeffTbird93,

Did it just slip into neutral instead of going into o/d? because thats what is happening to me now after doing the j-mod. If so, did it end up being the o/d band slipping off and how easy was it to fix?

Thanks in advance,
-Erik
What was happening was it would shift 1-2-3 just fine, when it was supposed to shift into OD, it would act like it would shift into nuetral, but it wasn't nuetral. From what I understand, it shifts into OD, but the OD band doesn't engage. It ended up being that my OD band had slipped off the servo. It wasn't too bad to fix, just time consuming and aggrevating. There's instructions on here of how to get it back on, but it takes time and patience.
 

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This is very common. I've seen numerous threads on here in the last few years from people who had it happen to them. It happened to me last year when I installed my shift kit. Exact same symptoms. I had to drop the pan & valve body 3 times before I got it right.
 

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! you stole my picture!! :D

Don't feel bad, a lot of people have done it and 4cam is right, its REALLY hard to describe to fix it. I used an awe to move the band back over into the right spot, then used my middle finger (approiate) to hold that plate up, then moved the awe to where the band is and ...pushed the OD servo and hoped for the best ...1st time took 3 attempts :)
 

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You guys are missing a step - you push the band up through the access hole, then, with a rod or phillips screwdriver, engage the pocket in the band end through the hole in the servo bore. Let up on the screwdriver through the access hole so the Phillips thru the servo bore can push the band up tight. Then use the screwdriver thru the access hole to hold the band in place as you install the servo, and you'll catch it first time.

The servo holds the band pretty close to the drum, and it really flops down in the case when not hooked up, so its easy to tell if you're hooked up before putting the valve body back.
 
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