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CSCARLSON

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I have a 1980 corvette , 3speed automatic and when it shifts it shifts kinda rough , i mean by that it 's not smooth and it kinda jumps when it shifts, could this be my transmission belts need adjusting or what is the problem?
 

Tom Bryant

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1959 black 270hp (9/2/69) 1981 Beige L81(10/20/80)
Transmission belts?

CS,
Our '81 shifts rather sharply too. Especially at part throttle when the converter is locked. It is the nature of the beast. I have thought it would be nice to have an overide switch on the converter to keep it unlocked aroun town. Progbably wouldn't be hard to install a simple on/off switch in the wire controlling the converter lockup and mount it somplace inconspicuouse but easy too reach.

I'm assuming that the '80 does have a lockup converter. I'm not that familiar with the "newer" Corvettes except the '81 and that is because the wife bought it new. Time is a great educator.

Tom
 

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