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Transmission problems with new install

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I needed to replace the transmission on my '03 Deville. The new tranny is all bolted up and filled with fluid to the middle of the cold mark. But when I started the car and shifted through all the gears I'm still got getting anything out of the transmission. I pulled the cooler lines to see if any fluid was pumping, but I'm not getting anything comming out of the lines.

I'm about to pull all my hair out. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I could have done wrong or what to check next? And yes I did put the torque converter bolts in.
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MN_Vette this thread was very helpful for me with the 3rd clutch housing bushing situation. There are some pics and if you follow the link to Omega Machine there's more pics where you can actually see the bushing and it's location so when you're looking into the axle hole with out an axle or possilby the seal removed you can determine better if you should fix yours now. I'll let you know how mine turns out.

From experience,

The left side axle should little to no play when wiggled. The right side may show a little. ANY slop on the left can spell disaster.

On the replacement transmission, look directly below the left side axle seal and look for any clean shaped "v" spot, indicating leakage.

If you can remove the left side axle/tripot joint, inspect the shaft that rides on the bushing for scoring or wear.

Been there, done that.........
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