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Old 12 Oct 2016, 05:44 am
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My transmission was slipping in every gear until you raised the rpm's of the engine, and then the car would drive. I talked to several mechanic's and they all said internal transmission issues. So, I removed the transmission, and started a rebuild based on a you tube video series. I installed a entire rebuild kit, had the differential bearing and races replaced. Had the transmission put back in the car. Now when I shift you don't even feel it going into each gear. The shifter is moving the lever on the transmission. This is a 604 41TE automatic transmission. I also installed a new solenoid pack and both speed sensors. What is failing for it not to not even be engaging any gear.
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Old 12 Oct 2016, 06:04 am
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Welcome to the forum

Sorry to hear you're having trouble with your PT

You may want to go to the New Members section and create your own thread, telling us a little about yourself your PT, as that information could help other members with your PT's issues.
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Old 12 Oct 2016, 11:57 am
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Is your range sensor plugged in? It's a switch that sticks through the transmission that tells the computer what gear the tranny is shifted to.

There is also an automatic transmission relay, which supplies power to the shift solenoids. I would check all the electrical possibilities first.

I'm certainly not a transmission expert, but your original issued sounded like it could be a torque converter problem.
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Old 12 Oct 2016, 12:12 pm
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Welcome to the forum

There were some parts you did not indicate you changed? Most master rebuilding kits only come with basic bands gaskets springs etc. only. There are other essential parts that should have been replaced as well.

2 vital parts when rebuilding an A604/41TE are the torque converter and pump.
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Old 12 Oct 2016, 01:42 pm
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As already mentioned, what about the front pump? The 41TE is known for having issues when the front pump grows weak.
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I have looked at a few of the ytubes and most are not very complete. The better information about rebuilding a A604 41TE is to use the ATRA Chrysler 41TE 9604) Rebuild Procedures 112 page manual. Also to thoroughly review all the ATSG Chrysler A604 (41TE) "UPDATE HNDBOOK"

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Old 12 Oct 2016, 02:48 pm
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I would suggest you take it to a transmission shop that can give you the transmission trouble codes. This might help determine where the problem might be.
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Old 13 Oct 2016, 07:23 am
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I did put a new torque converter in, and I replaced all seals in the pump. I just discovered that my brake light is on. When I was taking out my axles, I released the brake lines. Is there some type of electronic lock up of the brakes when the brake line is open?
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Old 13 Oct 2016, 07:31 am
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Is the range sensor part of the valve body? The only part that sticks through the transmission was the long steel bar attached to the valve body, and I didn't see any electrical connections on that. I plugged in the electrical to the solenoid pack, the intake speed sensor, the output speed sensor, and there was one other plug that went to the valve body. So, just four total. Where is that automatic transmission switch located?
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Speed sensor is located on the front of the transmission right above the solenoid pack. There are two sensors there, as a matter of fact. I THINK one is speed sensor and the other is range sensor, but am not sure. I'm NOT a mechanic, although I did spend the night at a Holiday Inn Express once.
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