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Unable to get transmission to seat up to engine do i need shims

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  • loftilaze Sep 09, 2010

    zs42 manual transmission

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I don't know what kind of transmissin you have, but if its automatic I am guessing you don't have your torque converter fully seated and engaging the pump. You should always put the torque converter in the transmission before installing it.
If its a manual transmisson, I am guessing you don't have your clutch disc aligned. Again, these are guesses because you have not given us much information to go on.

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