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My 1984 cutlass calais is burnin threw transmission every 6 months and cant seem to keep a 350 turbo kno longer than a yr

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Next time you change it, be sure to flush the entire system out. Including the lines and cooler in the rad. Possibly filings in your oil, and it is shortening the tranny life.

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I have a r4700 transmission wiht no reverse just rebuilt it still not working please help it is 1991 gmc1500


well since u just got it rebuilt they might of did something wrong rebuilding it. but do u not have reverse at all? i used to have a 700r tranny and went threw 5 within a year if u was going to put a new tranny in it or a rebuilt one i would go with the turbo 350 or just the 400 they wont have the overdrive in it so u might not get as good gas mileage but all the money u will end up putting in the tranny it would just be better to put a different one in it. thats wat i did about 6 months ago i put a turbo 350 in my 1989 chevy 1500 with a 350 in it and its works fine. but when you put it in reverse does it just rev. up or does it move a little bc i had a problem just like that but it would move still just not very much

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Free manual on rebuild turbo 350 transmission


try the library. i have found a lot of good manuals available for the pice of checking it out

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What size engine and transmission do i need for 24inch rims?


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Whatyrwas the cutlass calais manfufactured,and was there ever a stands hift trans in any olds cutlass calais??


Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais were made from1978-1991, and yes there were manual trans as well as automatic trans.

Here's some History on the Cutlass Calais.


March 1982 to replace Starfire, Lansing's version of the front-drive 101.2-inch-wheelbase corporate J-body subcompact failed to attract more than about 45,000 customers in most years -- except for 1984, when it garnered a credit­able 82,500 -- even though Olds tried most everything it could think of to sell it.

1988 the Firenza had offered all the J body styles, sporty GT and SX variants, overhead-valve and overhead-cam fours, optional V-6, and a confusing procession of price-leader and luxury models. But nothing seemed to work, and Olds gave up after '88. Firenza was no great loss, though, because 1985 brought a more-sale-able small Olds in the N-body Calais, called Cutlass Calais after 1988. Sized between Firenza and Omega on a 103.4-inch wheelbase, it bowed as a rounded, short-deck coupe in two versions: base and -- just to confuse things -- Supreme. Four-door sedans were added for 1986.
There was a lot of J-car engineering under the "modern formal" styling, and initial engine choices were the Ciera's familiar Pontiac-built four and 3.0-liter Buick V-6. Even so, customers generally liked this new bottle of old wine, snapping up 100,000-plus in the first year and better than 150,000 of the '86s -- about midway between the similar Pontiac Grand Am and Buick Skylark/Somerset.
For 1988, Calais coupes and sedans grouped into base, luxury SL, and sporty International Series (the last replacing a GT package option), but the big news was the first twin cam, 16-valve four-cylinder engine in American production, the Quad-4. Designed and built by Olds and offered as an across-the-board Calais option, it delivered 150 rather rough and noisy horses, but was claimed capable of much more.
Olds proved it by adding a tuned 180-bhp version for 1989. A more-useful option that year was a new 3.3-liter derivative of the 173-cid Chevrolet-sourced V-6. Replacing the Buick-built 3.0, it also produced 160 bhp -- and more torque than even the "High Output" Quad-4. To fill in for the departed Firenza, prosaically named Value Leader Calais models appeared for '89 with less standard equipment and restricted options but lower prices.
Enthusiasts surely shuddered when the 442 returned (sans hyphens) as a performance option for the base 1990 Calais coupe. Olds said the name now designated "Quad-4, 4 valves per cylinder and 2 camshafts."
Included in the $1667 package were the 180-horse Quad-4, five-speed manual transaxle, a specific version of Oldsmobile's FE3 sport suspension, meaty 215/60R14 performance tires on alloy wheels, full instrumentation, a cute rear-deck spoiler, and bold "442" exterior I.D. "Buff books" gave this latest 442 a lot of ink, but customers mostly gave it the cold shoulder.
Even a hallowed name on an honestly speedy little car couldn't convince many that Olds still specialized in high performance the way it had in the '50s and '60s.

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olds mobile club of america should have your answer.

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How to take a stub shaft off a 1984 turbo -350 transsmission


stub shaft is affixed from inside the transmission

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