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TH350 NO Engine Braking
#1289377 Fri Nov 30 2018 04:35 PM
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197? K5 chassis, 454 V8, the TH350 has _zero_ engine braking in any gear, my Son thinks this is normal, I know it is not and is dangerous on a 4X4 that goes down some terribly steep grades .

Where should we begin looking ? .

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Re: TH350 NO Engine Braking
vwnate1 #1289378 Fri Nov 30 2018 04:44 PM
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Is the torque converter original equipment, or has some sort of high stall speed unit been installed? High-stall converters have a tendency to freewheel in a coasting situation. Also you might check for a worn kickdown band.
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