The following documents are to help you with the installation of your transmission.
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Install.pdf Removal, installation, and adjustment of your transmission.
Cadjust.pdf How to properly adjust the TV cable on GM TH700R4 and TH200R4
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. WHAT ABOUT THE CABLE?
The cable on a 700R4 or 2004R is EXTREMELY important, as it controls not only the timing of the shifts, but also the oil pressure inside the transmission, which controls the firmness of the shifts. If the cable is improperly adjusted or left unhooked, THE TRANSMISSION WILL BURN UP!!
2. ISN'T THE CABLE JUST LIKE THE ONE ON A 350?
NO! The cable on a 350 only controls passing gear. If disconnected, the transmission will not be damaged. Only passing gear will be inoperative.
3. WHAT IF I USE A DIFFERENT CARBURETOR?
If you're connecting the TV cable on a 2004R or a 700R4 to a Holley or Edelbrock carburetor, you MUST have a Geometry Corrector Kit installed. Failure to install this kit will result in transmission failure. Contact our staff for application and pricing.
4. WHAT IS THE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ON THE SIDE OF THE TRANSMISSION FOR?
This is a plug-in connection for the lock-up torque converter, also known as TCC [Torque Converter Clutch]. It allows your vehicle's computer to turn the converter clutch on and off as needed.
5. WHAT IF I JUST LEAVE IT OFF?
Leaving the converter clutch unplugged will overheat the transmission and converter, and damage both.
6. WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE AN ONBOARD COMPUTER IN MY CAR?
In such cases, a special kit MUST be installed in the transmission, which will actuate the converter clutch as needed. Contact our staff for info.
7. WHAT IF I USE A NON-LOCKUP CONVERTER?
A special modification MUST be made to the transmission to prevent overheating and lubrication problems, when using a non-lockup converter. Contact our staff for information and availability. Failure to install this kit when using a non-lockup converter will cause TRANSMISSION FAILURE!!
8. WHAT IS A HIGH-STALL CONVERTER?
Converter stall speed is the maximum RPM that the engine can obtain at full throttle with the transmission in gear and the BRAKES LOCKED!! Increasing engine torque will raise stall speed above advertised ratings. Note: Stall testing should only be done by qualified personnel using ALL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS.
9. WHAT IS A GOOD STALL SPEED FOR STREET USE?
Approximately 1800-2500 RPM, depending on engine size and modifications. Stall speeds above 2500 RPM result in high fluid temperatures, causing transmission problems.
10. WHEN IS A TRANS COOLER NEEDED?
ALWAYS! Install the largest trans cooler you can fit in your vehicle, and mount it in front of the radiator for maximum air flow.
11. SHOULD I GO THROUGH THE RADIATOR COOLER, ALSO?
NO! The radiator cooler is immersed in 190 degree water and is very small in capacity. It is easily contaminated and VERY difficult to clean out after a transmission failure. Its cooling ability is not adequate for high performance use.
12. WHAT TYPE OF TRANSMISSION FLUID SHOULD I USE?
Any brand of Dextron or Mercon fluid. DO NOT use Type F fluid..
13. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LOCK-UP AND OVERDRIVE?
Overdrive is a gear ratio inside the transmission of less than 1.00 to 1. For example, .95 to 1 means that, in overdrive, the input shaft turns .95 hundredths of a turn and the output shaft turns one complete turn. In most 2 and 3 speed transmissions, high gear ratio is 1.00 to 1, which is equal speed of input and output shafts. Lock-up is a function of the torque converter only. It means that the driving [or engine-driven] turbine is mechanically locked to the driven [or transmission-driving] turbine by a clutching device. A non-lockup or open converter is one with no such locking device. The driving turbine in this case is always turning faster than the driven turbine, and is thus slipping slightly, and loosing some efficiency and fuel economy, by turning the engine more RPM.
14. WHAT SHOULD MAXIMUM FLUID TEMPERATURE BE?
Transmission fluid temperature MUST NOT EXCEED 200 degrees!
15. HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO CHANGE TRANSMISSION FLUID?
Every 12 months or 12,000 miles, under normal street / strip use. In heavy duty applications, contact our staff for more info.