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

I would not assume the shift computer is "toast". It can't hurt to try
to tape up the wires and see what happens. I would do the C/V boots,
they are cheaper than C/V joints! The final drive has a drain plug and
a level plug on the side of the transmission. It needs to be filled
level with the level plug with 85W-90 hypoid gear oil. I would check
the level and the quality of the transmission fluid. If it is burnt
you should flush it out and replace the filter.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Videobob Moseley <videobob@...> wrote:
> 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@...: jtrealty@...: 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> 
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


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