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Old 07-19-2003, 08:18 PM   #11
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I had a problem like that in the 87 with the shifting of the transaxle, I found theres a vacuum line disconnected from the shifter position switch (back of the motor top of the transaxle right by the fire wall.
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Don, that transmission vac line that you say runs down to the tranny. It starts from the vac manifold adjacent to the TB (just to the left) in fact I believe there is a diagram ontop of the rad, illustrating the vac lines diagramatically. Is this the only vac line to the tranny and what else could be throwing a Code 36 issue?

Bill and Fuddy mentioned that the older transaxles are operated on vacuum systems, no valves or regulators. Also where is the sensor located?
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Ok.... just to bring anyone who doesn't know up-to-speed... my tranny is ill... has been for a while... it'* the org transmission, and has nearly 250,000kms on it.

I was out this evening driving her with the SES light on (that'* so bright @ night), and I'm not 100% sure... but I think she'* shifting late, and the shifts seem 'harder'. Might be my imagination, I might be looking/feeling too much into it.

If it'* the MAF, any easy test I can do to see if it'* that?... should I worry about fixing it?
(any idea on the price to repair this?)

The Transaxle Shift Problem... if it'* just a bad switch... should I worry about fixing it?... also... it sounds expensive.


I was hoping... oh so hoping... to get the summer out of the car. I'm putting her in storage for the winter. I don't have the money to fix anything major (ie the tranny). But if I save over the winter, I might/should have enough for it. Maybe Santa will bring me one for xmas
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i dont like that code. last time i got it, i had to replace a 200 US dollar mass air flow sensor. why the heck is that stupid thing so expensive
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I trust you guys have your own scan tools.

What brand/model do you recommend? and aprox price?
(maybe it'* worth getting for this and future issues)
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$280 USD.... ouch...

Any cheaper options, or is that figure about right for all scan tools.
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