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PG Low Band Adjustment Access Panel or plug? locations?
Posted by: KiltedPhoenix ()
Date: December 19, 2017 06:34PM

Hey guys. I need some help from the 60/61 owners. I need to adjust my low band on my 63 PG, I was reading in the shop manual that there was an access panel to do this on 60 and 61 cars but was eliminated for 62. I really need a picture of exactly where this is. Dropping the trans is out of the question as I really dont have time for that. My car is my daily driver, my back up vehicle is dangerous in the snow (I'm in Maine) so i need this back on the road ASAP. If you have a picture of this handy or can easily get one that would be much appreciated. There is no picture of it in the shop manual and the assembly manual I have is for a 63 so it wouldnt be in there either. Also this is a 4 door, I know the parcel shelf area is different for a 2 door, so 4 door pictures please.

Thanks.

I live in a place where even the people rust.


63 700 Sedan - Daily Driver
63 900 Monza Rag top (parts car)
64 Monza Spyder (parts car)



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Re: Low Band Adjustment Access Panel
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: December 19, 2017 06:50PM

It isn't that hard to do the adjustment in the car. You just need to hug the trans! Literally!!!

Forget the torque of the adjusting screw you can tighten it enough with your fingers. When you loosen the adjusting screw the 4? turns by just counting the flats that you turn with your fingers, that would be 16 flats. Put your small wrench on the square and then snug down the jamb nut.

While I have adjusted a few of my own I found out that 99% of the time it did nothing to fix the issue. If it did it was only temporary.

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Re: Low Band Adjustment Access Panel
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: December 19, 2017 06:56PM

The low band can be adjusted from under your car. With fingers.. basically


Loosen nut.... screw shaft in till snug.... back out 3 -1/2 turns

Book calls for 40 inch pounds and back out 4 FOUR full turns..

Coupe and sedans are the same.. AFAIR







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Re: Low Band Adjustment Access Panel
Posted by: KiltedPhoenix ()
Date: December 19, 2017 06:57PM

mine has been slipping a bit in low, having to wind up the engine to get it to go, but high was fine. I just dropped the pan, cleaned out the pick up tube/screen. Everything in the troubleshooting guide suggests low band. I have to atleast try. My diff/trans is so covered in layers of crap (daily driver, I alone did 20k miles in a year) that I think it really would be easier if I could see it, especially having never done it.

If that only worked temporarily, what was a more permanent fix?

Either way, I know what is easier for me, and would really appreciate a picture of it.

I live in a place where even the people rust.


63 700 Sedan - Daily Driver
63 900 Monza Rag top (parts car)
64 Monza Spyder (parts car)

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Re: Low Band Adjustment Access Panel
Posted by: KiltedPhoenix ()
Date: December 19, 2017 06:58PM

Matt isnt that the air duct for the heat?

I live in a place where even the people rust.


63 700 Sedan - Daily Driver
63 900 Monza Rag top (parts car)
64 Monza Spyder (parts car)

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Re: Low Band Adjustment Access Panel
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: December 19, 2017 06:59PM

"If that only worked temporarily, what was a more permanent fix?"

Replace the low band...





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Re: Low Band Adjustment Access Panel
Posted by: KiltedPhoenix ()
Date: December 19, 2017 07:01PM

this was my first time pulling a trans pan... you really think I can do that?

I live in a place where even the people rust.


63 700 Sedan - Daily Driver
63 900 Monza Rag top (parts car)
64 Monza Spyder (parts car)

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Re: Low Band Adjustment Access Panel
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: December 19, 2017 07:01PM

KiltedPhoenix Wrote:
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> Matt isnt that the air duct for the heat?


Might be,, the topic was talking about adjusting low band I thought..





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Re: Low Band Adjustment Access Panel
Posted by: KiltedPhoenix ()
Date: December 19, 2017 07:06PM

It is, but i didnt expect it to be the duct hole, I thought there was a specific access panel for it.

I live in a place where even the people rust.


63 700 Sedan - Daily Driver
63 900 Monza Rag top (parts car)
64 Monza Spyder (parts car)

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Re: Low Band Adjustment Access Panel
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: December 19, 2017 08:05PM

If you have the panel or not - it really is easier as said to just adjust from underneath the car. Not super easy, but can be done. Below is a representative picture. In the upper left of the pictured transaxle you can see the nut. As others have said - it seldom helps. But worth a shot. If someone is really feisty I suppose the band could be replaced in the car. Lower the transmission end far enough to get the cover off. Almost as much work though as to remove it all. These transmissions really are quite simple and easy to work on.



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Re: Low Band Adjustment Access Panel
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: December 19, 2017 08:24PM

Get under the car with a long punch / rod with pointed end.

Punch the body right above the nut.... if not double paneled you'll see the peak on the pkg. shelf..





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