Greenlight wrote:A TH 350 with a stock OEM convertor and a stock depth pan will take ~ 11 qts. of fluid.
A deep pan can add up to 3 quarts (depending on which deep pan you are using), a 10" converter can reduce the amount by ~2 quarts.
1) Try adding 2 more quarts and check function.
If it "acts" better, use the dipstick to check fill level with engine running and transmission in park.
2) If it still doesn't function properly:
a) remove the convertor bolts and push the converter into the transmission as far as you can. Check the clearance between the converter bolt mounting pad and the flywheel. The gap should not be greater than 3/16" inch. If the gap is more than 3/16" install washers between the converter and flywheel to reduce the gap to ~ 3/16". Reinstall the converter bolts (you may need to use longer bolts). Start the car and check function (if the gap was too large, you may have pulled the converter so far forward that the converter came out of the front pump gear).
b) if it still doesn't work, remove the transmission and converter. Carefully look into the front pump seal area (where the converter snout installs) and see it you broke the front pump gear OR the two "tangs" on the front pump gear. If this is the case the front pump will have to be removed and repaired/replaced.
Here is a link that shows a photo of the gears. The "tangs" are on the inner gear.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Front-Pump-Gear ... 0674968739
Greenlight wrote:If there is "no gap" (a very very rare situation) I suspect that the convertor is not installed correctly and you may have inadvertently pushed the front pump gear into the pump housing such that the gear has significantly worn the housing (it's actually called the front pump cover) as the engine was run.
The wear is so bad that the pump will not produce any pressure.
I hope that this is not the case and your problem is easily solved.
Good Luck and please report back to us once the actual solution is found.
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