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My 1990 chevy caprice wont go in drive it just sits there ,it goes in reverse when i used to put it in drive it would take about 10 seconds to hop in drive and it make a loud clanking noise and **** the car real hard . now it wont go in drive at all

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The bands are slipping and can only be repaired by a gearbox mechanic It is not something you can fis yourself. in extreme cases it is cheaper to have a reconditioned exchange gearbox fitted than to try and have your own repaired

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If you are set on using this engine for its increased power and fuel efficiency, the only way you will realize these benefits is by changing the ECM/PCM from the engine donor vehicle to yours, put the 90 model engine's throttle body back on it, use the engine wire harness from the donor vehicle--in other words, the engine has to think it's still in the Caprice, and the only way to do this is to put the Caprice electronics and fuel management system (throttle body) back on it. If you have to modify the throttle linkage, the kick-down/TV cable, to make it work, then do it. Also, you will have to put an Oxygen sensor from a 90 Caprice into the manifold/collector/crossover pipe of your vehicle, and not one for the 87 truck. If it wont fit, plug the factory hole on your truck's Oxygen sensor location with a threaded plug using high-temp thread sealant, cut/weld in a proper-threaded orifice for the Oxygen sensor from a 90 Caprice. If the Caprice had two Oxygen sensors, you will have to put one on each cyclinder bank's exhaust outputs.
Swaps such as these are great if all the details are attended to, but headaches if you just try to throw and go.
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And remember when buying engine parts in the future to tell the counter guy "It's for my other car--the 1990 Caprice."
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you need a new tranny or to have that one rebuilt because it sounds like you have a few gears shreded and a the clutch plates burnt up

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