If you have no forward or reverse gears:i am having an inssue with my c4 atuo trans not engaging in gear and i can't figure it out. could it be the inner input shaft not fully inside the stall converter or would it only be a selector problem? i only have a couple weeks before i deploy and i have to have the car done before i leave. thanks
This would be better advice for Mmerlinn. If you read every single reply to my post you will see that I never berated him but he did me. I believe I even referred to Mmerlinn as a “Very Skilled Technician” so if anything I complemented him. How did you get berate out of that? I never even once disagreed with him much less berate him. And what information did he provide? From where I stand he provided an opinion about my post but no real usable information about a C4.Don't berate users - you may be cutting off more good information than you can get anywhere else.
And yet why have we not heard from them? I posted this three years ago. I have no question that Mmerlinn and the four best have much more knowledge about a C4 than I do. I seldom talk much about my own qualifications because I am just here to help. I even qualified my solution and told people to take from it what they will. But since you brought it up, you should know I am an ASE certified master automobile technician and probably a little smarter than your average bear. I ended my automotive career on a high note as a Service Manager at a Chevrolet Dealership before moving to a better paying career. I got my start busting tires at a Firestone Store in early 70’s and went from there and I have worked in every bay. I don’t just rig things up and an automatic transmission is not much of a mystery to me regardless of brand and especially the shift linkage for heavens sake.Mmerlinn is a dealer of transmission parts and may have more parts knowledge than the four best C4 builders on this site - they definitely have more parts info than I do.
I couldn’t agree more and I would have loved to just get another shaft. I could have left my MIC’s in the tool box. That is why I was very careful about my assessment of the manual valve as discussed and photo documented in my post. I actually improved the fit of the manual valve.Using a shortened shaft could raise a few problems that may not be readily apparent - like wear on the case and poor fit with the manual valve. Modifying the wrong parts may work but using the correct parts is always best.