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Cadillac Eldko: I have 325 4l tranny that won't shift out of

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I have 325 4l tranny that won't shift out of first . local mechanic checked governor and TV cable fine. What's next
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Cadillac
Expert:  roybelding replied 7 months ago.
good afternoon my name is ***** ***** I will assist did he check the plastic gear on the end of the governor for being dished??? was there tension on the cable when he disconnected it and moved it was there tension on the cable. Roy
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
He check gear . and there was tension on TV cable
Expert:  roybelding replied 7 months ago.
then you have an internal failure whether it is valve body or clutch or piston damage Roy
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I was pasing .when throttle sleeve broke and got stuck wide open .when I got it stopped .that's when it would not shift from first to second
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
When I took pan down filter was dropped and rubber ring on filter was missing .could it get sucked in
Expert:  roybelding replied 7 months ago.
well, that is all new info you never provided. first, the cable most likely is hyper extended from the throttle cable getting stuck. I would start there. did the filter fall in the pan??? Roy
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Yes it was down and could not find old rubber ring on filter
Expert:  roybelding replied 7 months ago.
2 possibilities1. it was never put on when it was change2. it has dissolved and is traveling around inside the fluid in small pieces. anything else I need to know???
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Throttle cable moving freely now
Expert:  roybelding replied 7 months ago.
does not mean it is good. it has been hyper extended
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
When I move throttle cable back it is in sync whit pulling tvcable both back to normal
Expert:  roybelding replied 7 months ago.
based on your info and the issue you had with the throttle, it is the only thing it makes sense. just because it moves freely does not mean it is good. it is all about length. if it is longer than before then thats where you start
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
What happens if its to long it won't pull TV cable far enough out to shift
Expert:  roybelding replied 7 months ago.
it wont shift. it does not load the throttle valve
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Is there away to check that
Expert:  roybelding replied 7 months ago.
remove the cable and inspect it. you can compare it to a new one. I assume this is a older 80,s model eldo???