[ROVERNET - UK] BW35 transmission adjustments?

peter king peter at king-co.com
Fri Sep 7 15:53:14 BST 2007

Hi all.

It's been a quiet summer for my Rovers, but I'm finally getting back  
to pay attention to some kinks that need to be worked out.

First in line is my 3500s transmission, which decided one day not to  
go into reverse. Actually, it began acting up a week earlier, by not  
wanting to shift from first to second. Reverse was fine. Then after  
sitting a week, it will not go into reverse. The wheels do spin if  
lifted off the ground, but not with weight on them. I've spoken to a  
local tranny guy, and he suggests external adjustment first, then  
possibly replace reverse band. Also suggests drilling a small hole in  
the reverse band to relieve fluid pressure build-up that causes the  
band to move forward and engage slightly when in forward drive,  
causing premature wear.

Does any of this sound familiar to you? Do you have any other  
suggestions before removing the tranny?

Many thanks,


peter king + company
21 drydock avenue
floor 7
boston, ma 02210

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