I have a 58 Ford with a Cruiseomatic transmission, I don't know anything about Auto transmissions so wanted to see if anyone could tell me how serious of a problem my transmission has. The transmission seems to not shift right on it when I am in the D2 position on the selector lever in the car. The transmission kind of shifts sluggish or the engine will over speed sometimes before the transmission will make the shift. What could be the problem with it, and would it be something easy to fix as I don't want to take the transmission to someone to work on, if anyone could give me some advice or what to look for would appreaciate it.
I had checked in the shop manual and do not understand how to adjust the front band, which would be the easiest thing I guess I could try along with checking the throttle pressure, could anyone give me directions for adjusting the front band, would appreaciate it thanks.
Also I do not have the tools the old Ford shop manual shows to adjust the front band, can it be done with common tools? I really want to make shure I would know what I am doing and probably don't but any advice on the front band adjustment would be helpful.
Loosen the lock nut on the adjuster screw.
Insert a 1/4" block between the adjuster screw and apply rod.
Tighen the adjuster screw to 10" pounds.
Remove the 1/4" block.
Further tighten the adjuster screw 1 full turn.
Hold the adjuster screw and tighten the lock nut.
Replace the pan.