Well THAT was 320 beans wasted! Managed for times of clearing tha area. About twenty hours total....back to where it was. So....I had to break the sad/bad news to the CFO (SWMBO) about getting THIS time (!) a new trans. Apparently I'm not even good once as I was!
Big deal. What's another 520 bucks?
Okay....so $600 later and some sweat, the new trans is in. YAY! And, while on the jackstands, I did the purge. A few times fore/aft and it turns nicely. (see where this is going yet?) Put the wheels/tires on and torqued the wheel nuts down. lowere it from the jack stands. IT DOESN'T WORK!!! And yes, I verified the bypass rod was in and not engaged.