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86 pontiac tranny band 3 an 4

1986 pontiacfirebird 305 auto tranny will not go into 3 or 4th gear is there a band adjustment or how to replace band

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Check fluid if burnt or brownish change filter if it hasnt been changed may be problem -- no external adjustments on tranny to replace a band-valve body- gear -clutches have to tear down trans

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