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Re: Overdrive solenoid problem?

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Subject: Re: Overdrive solenoid problem?
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2001 09:41:09 -0700
Uh, maybe not, but shifting into reverse with OD engaged will definitely
damage the unit (according to all literature on the subject). I'm a little
surprised you haven't encountered that yet.

on 6/7/01 8:08 AM, Jon Lind at wrote:

> All this talk has gotten me fired up to fix my OD problem.  It's not the
> same, though, as mine will always engage but frequently won't disengage,
> even by the lockout switch.  Is this dangerous?  Will tooling around
> with my 100 ft. lb. of torque in 1st with the OD engaged (until I fix
> it, of course) somehow shred the OD unit?  I wouldn't think so, but I
> guess it's always better safe than sorry.



Max Heim
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