In a message dated 3/3/99 1:42:37 PM EST, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
<< A word of warning. I was flipping through the Moss catalog this afternoon
and came across this:
--- Moss quote start
Overdrive Solenoid Failure
Overdrive solenoids will suffer "meltdown" if the operating lever is not
adjusted correctly. Refer to your workshop manual for details of the
correct procedure for adjustment.
When the overdrive switch is engaged, both solenoid coils are energized,
causing the plunger to be pulled sharply into the solenoid. When it hits
the top of the solenoid bore, the plunger opens switch "A", disconnecting
the closing coil, leaving the holding coil to keep the plunger in position.
If the overdrive unit's operating lever is maladjusted so that the solenoid
plunger can not reach the switch plunger, both coils will remain energized
as long as the overdrive is selected, The closing coil will soon overheat
to the point of failure, as it was designed to be in operation for only the
fraction of a second it takes for the plunger to open the switch and remove
the closing coil from the circuit.
--- Moss quote end
So, forget my post that said you can get away with adjusting the operating
lever differently than the manual! ;-)
Clarification: I meant that the manual says to line the hole in the operating
lever up with a hole in the side of the OD. Sometimes this isn't far enough to
engage the OD. You should adjust the lever position with the solenoid on, to
prevent the burnout described above.