[DML] Re: Automatic transmission shifting erratically...
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[DML] Re: Automatic transmission shifting erratically...



The shift computer is the only thing that makes the transmission shift
(neglecting the gearshift). If you are having shifting problems look
to the shift computer. Before ripping it out do all of the on-car
external adjustments and see if that helps. You are correct that
driving on a faulty shift computer can do damage to the internals of
the transmission so I agree you are not going to "drive" it to health. 
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "delorean_pilot" <fred50fred@...> wrote:
>
> My '82 automatic was in storage for 3 years due to a frozen caliper - 
> I could move it out of the garage and back in once a month to keep 
> things lubricated but that was it. Anyway, I just had the brakes 
> fixed day before yesterday at a shop a block away from where I live. 
> Driving back I noticed the transmission is acting a little funny. It 
> will shift at about 2000 rpm to 2nd (I suppose it's 2nd) but it won't 
> go into 3rd until 4000 rpm and after that it seemed to want to hang 
> up in 2nd. That was in about a mile of driving around the 
> neighborhood. 
> 
> I don't want to drive it too much if theres a problem with it. Maybe, 
> on the other hand, it just needs to be exercised and all will be 
> fine? What do you guys advise? 
> 
> Trans fluid is at or a little above mid line when warmed up and it's 
> red. The governor and solinoids were all replaced at 11k miles and 
> the transmission was rebuilt about 15 years ago - now it's got about 
> 15k miles on the rebuild and new gov. I guess only about 1k miles 
> were put on in the last 10 years. The inside still looks new. I want 
> it to drive like new as well.
> 
> Thanks, Fred
>




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