RE: [DML] Re: Melted Transmission Harness
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RE: [DML] Re: Melted Transmission Harness



Get ready to cringe...no, I haven't been under my car in years.
The CV boots are split and have been for about 5 years I think....
I didn't even know there was a "final drive oil" so I don't know how to check it.
I do have an oil leak but I think it might be as simple as my drain plug...or at least that is one of the locations!
Finally, the computer...I am have been driving on this "bad" computer for several years.
It would shift badly, usually I would need to rev it up real high and then it would slam into 3rd.
Then it got to where it wouldn't go into 3rd at all and it kept blowing fuses
(obviously because the harness was melted together)
So I rigged up a toggle switch to the computer so that when "ON" it would be in 1st gear,
then once I got going I would flip the switch "OFF" and the transmission would default to 3rd.
I drove it this way for a long time.
Then one day THAT quit working so I limped home in 3rd.
The car has been sitting since November.
So it wasn't till last night that I decided to back it up on ramps and have a look.
I was trying to figure out how the hell you even remove the thing and I was tracing
the wires, that's when I saw the melted wires.
I am betting that the computer is toast, after all the cross wired melted mess, it's gotta be.
I just need to replace the whole thing with a NEW one.
 
Back in 2003 when I bought this car, it drove great!
I loved the auto and it was peppy....I want that car back!!!
-vb 
 



To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx: jtrealty@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 13:33:39 +0000Subject: [DML] Re: Melted Transmission Harness




Don't panic yet. You may be able to salvage the wiring harness. If youcarefully dissect the melted area, trying to not cut the copper wires,you may be able to get it going again. It's worth a try anyway, worstyou can do is "damage" it? Cut it all loose and tape up the copperwire. It probably is not a very long length anyway, just one orpossibly 2 spots. Used ones are always questionable, the venders haveNOS still available, they are just a little expensive. Not asexpensive as having to rebuild your transmission because you drove ona defective shift computer!So, you mean to say you haven't been under your car in YEARS!!!!!!There are a alot of other things you should be checking like the C/Vboots, final drive fluid level, suspension, TAB's, leaks, rust, etc.David Teitelbaumvin 10757--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Robert Moseley" <videobob@...> wrote:>> I have had trouble with my auto transmission for years now,> I had to rig it up with a toggle switch to go from 1st to 3rd gear> by turning the computer on and off.> It finally stopped working and got stuck into 3rd.> Reverse seems to work fine.> I finally put the car up on ramps to have a look at this> "computer" and how to remove it and I began to trace the > harness and I was shocked to find that it had been resting> on the exhaust and was melted and rusted together!!!> I don't know for sure if there is even anything wrong with> the computer or if it was just this harness.> I need to get the entire computer and harness replaced.> > Does anyone have one of these for sale?> Thanks.> - VB> VIN#5278> 






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