Originally Posted by along
Originally Posted by fantastic88
Eh, it sounds like a common problem. My car has had it since day 1 and I kind of like it. Sometimes on an open road i'll slow down to 40mph give gentle pressure so it shifts into OD and when it surges just before TC lockup I give a little gas and it actually puts me in my seat a little.
O.k. i'm done.
I think we are talking about different things. This is where you are cruising in TCC lockup, and accelerating (but not enough to disengage the TCC or kickdown) and the car will surge constantly. Chugging, or pulsing would be other words to describe it. It surges about twice per second and is stronger the more I accelerate. I can actually see the RPM doing this when it happens. It saps the power and forces me to kickdown all the time. Or I take my foot off the gas for a second, the TCC disengages, and then all is smooth again until the TCC engages.
Fuddy, I am gonna change out the coils next. I figure since you didnt mention it would be a bad thing to do, I will just swap them from my 97 SSEi. This car is a 92 SSE. I figure they are the same coil packs.
I know others have the same problem and no-one seems to be able to find the reason. I will keep persisting and let you know what I find.
You can fix this by putting a switch in line with the brake sensor to the computer.
This will fool the computer and TCC and the TCC will not be engaged.
This is good to use when you look at your boost and then deiced to engage the switch.
Otherwise just hit the switch when you want to hit the gas….
I have been doing this for over two years. Works Great.
As far is I know, talking to some mechanics it is the TCC solenoid.
Not easy to replace.
I have gone for VERY extended road trips up many mountain passes with the switch on for a long time...
Without any problems with my transmission.(even though there is a problem)
This really works Great....
I hope this helps
You can look up my other posts to see more about this problem.
Oh! I did the same thing.
Replaced All most all of the electrical.
Then someone on this site told me to tap the brake.
Use the switch!
The price for the TCC sol not including labor is to much.
And yes 3 gear has TCC LOCK!!
Not just in O.D.
That one stumped me for awhile too.
Well its kind of hard to explain.
It is a purple wire that you want, at least in a 92
If you have a wire diagram of your car, you want the wire that the computer sees as the antilock brake switch. .(94, 95 is brake switch)
And you should splice the wire near the brake pedal.
(The wire color is listed as PPL or purple)
In my car there is a cluster of plugs that are connected to a switching system
to the brake pedal.
In the top plug you will find the purple wire. You need to cut the wire (not much room) and put a on/off switch in series.
(I use a house light switch, cheap and good and some extra wire and Velcro and mounted the switch on the column next to the seat)
As I look, there is a difference in 94,95.
Looks like the switch is normally open (maybe) if so
You may have to place the switch to the purple wire and to the brown wire (bypassing the brake switch) or
Put the switch in-between the purple wire. (If the brake switch is normally closed)
It looks like brown to purple.
If I had a 95 I could tell you.
I hope this helps.
I still use my switch, it works and I am very happy with it even though
I wish I had a good transmission.