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My trany not shifting

My trany is three speed the differential bearings were damaged,I changed them and the clutches but now is not shiftin it was shifting fine before.do you know what could it be?

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  • jose hernandez Jul 12, 2008

    I did not removed any gasket that is why Idont understand

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I had the same problem with my1994 3-speed. I whent back and took both clutches apart and found a gasket that had not been seated properly and replaced it. workes fine. The lip of the gasket wouldn't go into the place it should. I assembled the disk put on ky jelly for lube and found a glass bowl that was about the same size. Putting the disk with with the gasket lip side down in the bowl so that the gasket was held very close. It was then in the same position as it should be when assembled. I then put the bowl in the freezer for an hour. when I took it out it stayed in the proper position. I just dropped it into the clutch assembly. Fit perfect no problem. Dan

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  • dan day Jul 13, 2008

    Dose the car go forward or reverse.What gears work if any. If it goes forward and reverse with a strong action, then maybe it is a problem in the valve body. If the gears were damaged then there maybe small pieces of metal any place. Some of them could be causing a shifting valve to be stuck, or a gasket could have been damaged. Dan

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