Jeep Wagoneer/Commando/Cherokee 1957-1983 Repair Information

Front Band

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AS-8F



Special tools are required for this job.

  1. Drain the fluid.
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  3. Remove the pan.
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  5. Loosen the front servo adjusting screw locknut, two full turns. Make sure that the adjusting screw is free to turn. If not, use penetrating oil to free it.
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  7. Pull back on the actuating rod and insert the gauge block of the Front Band Adjusting Wrench, tool #DD-1233, between the servo piston stem and the adjusting screw. Torque the adjusting screw to 10 in. lb.
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  9. Remove the gauge block and torque the locknut to 20-25 ft. lb.
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  11. Install the pan and fill the unit.
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CHRYSLER 727 AND 999



See Figure 1

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Fig. Fig. 1: Front band adjustment on the 727 and 999 transmissions

  1. Raise and support the truck on jackstands. The front band adjusting screw is located on the left side of the case, just above the control levers.
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  3. Loosen the locknut and back it off about five turns.
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  5. Make sure that the screw turns freely. Use penetrating oil if it binds.
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  7. Tighten the screw to 72 in. lb.
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  9. Back off the screw 2 1 / 2 turns.
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  11. Tighten the locknut to 35 ft. lb. Hold the screw still while tightening the locknut.
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  13. Lower the truck.
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REAR BANDAS-8F



  1. Remove the floor mat and the access plate in the floor.
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  3. Remove all dirt from the rear band adjusting screw and apply penetrating oil to the threads.
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  5. Loosen the locknut.
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  7. Torque the adjusting screw to 10 ft. lb. (120 in. lb.).
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  9. Back off the screw exactly 1 1 / 2 turns.
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  11. Hold the screw steady and tighten the locknut to 35-45 ft. lb.
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