Join Date: Nov 2017
Re: Forward clutch problem maybe??
Sounds like you are simply low on fluid, or you may have a shallow filter but have a deep pan ? Parts stores are notorious for selling the wrong filter when there are two options available, I seriously doubt the bolt you broke off has anything to do with it, the pressure regulator valve is in the pump, not the valvebody, I have seen the end of the filter with the grommet fall down out of the pump sometimes and can affect engagements if its sucking air, I normally move the magnet from the bottom of the pan to under the neck of the filter to keep it from falling down if the grommet shrinks over time.
I would first try overfilling it by a quart, maybe a quart and a half, if the problem goes away, then pull the pan and recheck the filter, also, when checking the fluid level if it looks low on one side of the stick and higher on the other side, always go by the lowest side.