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I have a late model chevy roller 350 with a th 350 transmission with a stall converter in my 74 Nova. When I put my car into gear and press the gas it just revs up really high. To get it to move I have to rev it up a few times and it will finally catch and start to move. Can anyone help me out? Any help would be greatly appreciated
 

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Have you checked leval of trany fluid, color of fluid should be pinkish red, smell it to see if it smells burnt. Look for leaks under car. Sounds like your low on fluid or blown, good luck
 

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Transmission fluid level is good and the fluid looks good, doesn't smell burnt. There is a small transmission leak under the car though, not too much where the fluid would be low. Initially I thought the stall was to high but I have to rev the engine really high more than once to get it to catch.
 

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Convertor not fully engaged into the pump?

Yeap if someone just put it together and is having this problem. If it started doing it on it's own then it sounds like time for a rebuild.
 

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Yeap if someone just put it together and is having this problem. If it started doing it on it's own then it sounds like time for a rebuild.
Do you mind explaining this to me please, this is my first time dealing with this issue
 

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Do you mind explaining this to me please, this is my first time dealing with this issue
If you just put it together the torque converter has to be seated all the way. It will go 3 different clicks. Basically when you bolt the transmission to the engine, if the converter spins freely by hand(before you put the 3 bolts into it and the flywheel)then it is in there correctly. If it doesn't spin freely then it is binding with the pump and not full engaged with the trans. pump. There would be around an 1/8" to 3/16" gap between the torque converter and flywheel if installed properly and that gap closes to nothing when you tighten the bolts.
 
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