Re: Torque Converter clutch won't stay locked up
It sounds like you and I are headed in the same direction with this.
Now, if I have to decelerate over a long, distance of a couple thousand
feet, it will darned sure flash my CEL, and similar if I am in downtown,
stop and go traffic.
You may not think this is a related problem, but I'm betting odds that
when you find an answer, then I will have an answer. Temperature was next on
the list of things to check ( did you notice we have no way to check tranny
temp? ). I wonder if there is a way to check this out.
"Craig" <email@example.com> wrote in message
| Good shot at it, dr bob. And I believe it. But she's running strong
| with new plugs, wires, etc., and the odd thing is that once it unlocks
| on the highway, it will not lock up again all day - on or off the
| highway - until it sits at least overnight. Then it's (usually) back to
| normal operation as I described earlier. That "normal" is a very firm
| shift pattern, and solid lockup at 47 mph.
| Now it's unlocking more often at lower, steady, speeds. I'm starting to
| suspect temperature sensors. So strange!
| I'm almost tempted to put in a switch to activate the selenoid when it
| unlocks and sticks me with higher revs on a highway trip. I think that
| can be done without overriding the brake cutout, etc. Ultimately, there
| are three ways for the selenoid to operate: computer, manual switch,
| pressure activated switch (requires some careful drilling and tapping).
| Trouble is, if I ever sell it, I have to give a training session:-)
| Before I get to far, I'm waiting for warm weather and see how it does.
| No fun trying to crawl around at 15 degrees in a blowing snow or wet
| garage floor.