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No reverse on 400 transmission?Whats wrong?

I just got a 1988 fleetwood southwind motorhome with a 454 chevy motor.I think the transmission is a 400. The guy I got it from changed the flywheel and now it will not go in reverse. He said it worked fine before. He also said fluid comes out of fill tube when warmed up.It is not filled way too much. Foreward goes good.Can this be fixed? I can get a transmission thats good from a 1983 mines an 89 Fleetwood Southwind motorhome also with a 454 chevy engine. Can I just bolt that one right on?

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  • vin mullin Jan 20, 2013

    Why does fluid come out fill tube on auto transmission if its not over full?

  • vin mullin Jan 21, 2013

    Just drove it around. It goes good foreward still no reverse and when I shut it down fluid poured out back end of tranny. I think its broken but is there easy way to fix it



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you can order that from online from haynes or chiltons depending on how much detail info you want

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There is no easy way, you will need a crane, engine hoist, take out the seats, engine cover, floor boards, radiator, grille, anything and everything in the way. Pull the heads off, pull the motor, rebuild or whatever, put back in with the heads on and torqued up, I hope it fits that way, I'm sure there are tricks to it, but it is a job. I did one a while ago, not very much fun, but we did it. Hope this helps.

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Leave them connected then.

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SOURCE: Positive cable to the negative battery post

check all your fuses. my 90 year old grandfather did that to his and even blew some of the house fuses as well

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