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Old 10-22-2012, 01:32 PM   #1
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So my shift solenoid A is shorted. It is an old high mile car, not worth the cost/ labor to have trans dropped. i can start out in second and it shifts to 3rd fine, etc. My question is long term how hard is it on the trans if I ease away from stops in second?
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Your trans already needs a re-build. Drive it until it dies.
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Year/Model/Miles? What brought you to this conclusion (just curious) ?
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Your going to prematurely wear out the 2nd clutch packs. But as Roy already said, drive it till she dies.
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Other concern too is increased stress/heat on torque converter, but I concur,

Rock it 'til it drops.
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96 LSS is the car.
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