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Re: Overdrive solenoid problem?

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Subject: Re: Overdrive solenoid problem?
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2001 09:40:16 -0700
Oh, thanks for the correction. I misinterpreted your previous explanation.

How about this for a wacky theory? The lockout switch is currently adjusted
so that it is barely engaged in the 3rd/4th position. Heat expansion of the
tranny case is sufficient that the lockout switch is no longer contacted,
disabling the OD. Solution: remove washers from under the lockout switch.

Well, it's a suggestion...

on 6/5/01 10:16 PM, Andrew B. Lundgren at wrote:

> It works ALL the time in the current vehicle.  The only time it has
> failed is if the engine/tranny is hot and it is hot outside.  It it is
> winter time cold or even cool outside it has never not engaged.  But
> when it is 85-90+ and the car is hot from running for about a half hour
> or so, it has failed to engage...
> On Tue, 05 Jun 2001 16:10:39 -0700, Max Heim wrote:
>> Did it EVER work in the current vehicle? If not, it could still be an
>> electrical problem. I don't think the oil would have anything to do with it
>> (since I use 30wt), or the temperature (mine works hot or cold).
> --
> Andrew Lundgren


Max Heim
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