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Old 02-03-2003, 03:51 PM   #1
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I've noticed my over drive isn't working the odd time. I can be doing like 120kms and the tach will be at almost 4000rpm....like it'* never come out of drive. I've tried shifting from drive to over drive again, and it dosn't work. The only time it seems to work again is if i shut the car off then turn it back on. Usually the over drive will kick in and work again.

It'* not throwing any codes or warning lights, either. This happened to anyone else? Do you think the cold weather could be contributing to it, as well?
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Tam, didn't you have a trans scare not too long ago? I'm thinking you might have cooked something.
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Tam, didn't you have a trans scare not too long ago? I'm thinking you might have cooked something.

Well...it was low and shifting hard but I did catch it on time...
you don't think the cold would do it?
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Possible. Jr would be good on this one. Here'* an idea. You have an SE, so you don't have the extra trans cooler. To get your trans working a little warmer and rule that out, just tie a piece of cardboard over about 2/3 of ONE side of the radiator, and drive around. Keep a close eye on the temp gauge. You want it to run a little warmer, just not killer hot. See if the trans shifts right when it'* covered. I used to have a car I had to do this with, and it'* much colder up there.
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[The reason it got so low was because the tranny pan was just about falling off I guess I had just enough in it, because it was just showing on the stick and it was shifting, just a bit hard. From there I did a whole fluid and filter change. The pan was ok....there was some dirt and tiny metal flecks in the pan'* magnet. I honestly can't remember if it had a burnt smell or not...that was july...or august...or something like that...

Just strange thought that it does it only sometimes, and that usually shutting the car off and restarting fixes it...
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