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1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

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Old 03-07-2006, 02:48 PM   #11
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One possiblity is the brake switch is a little out of adjustment. Does your cruise ever turn off by itself?
I dunno....I'm gonna have to start agreeing with this guy a bit now.

If you sometime are having trouble engaging the cruise, a out of adjustment brake switch could cause the issue. Also when the brake is tapped, and you're still on the gas, the OD will will disengage.
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One possiblity is the brake switch is a little out of adjustment. Does your cruise ever turn off by itself?
I dunno....I'm gonna have to start agreeing with this guy a bit now.

If you sometime are having trouble engaging the cruise, a out of adjustment brake switch could cause the issue. Also when the brake is tapped, and you're still on the gas, the OD will will disengage.
i'll pay more attention to the connection between those two issues. I can live with it if thats all it is... (for now)
the rest of the trans seems to be really strong... but i supose its got to give somewhere first.
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If you have not had your tranny flushed on a regular basis, DO NOT DO IT!!! Not yet anyway. That will speed up your failure, and will end up some wasted money. Be planning accordingly.
i've never done it, but i haven't owned it very long... only a few months. no idea about past owner. guess i'll hold off on that then. thanks
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If you have not had your tranny flushed on a regular basis, DO NOT DO IT!!! Not yet anyway. That will speed up your failure, and will end up some wasted money. Be planning accordingly.
Here'* the disagree now.

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Darrell,

Don't lose heart just yet.

I put my '93 in the shop with the exact same symtoms: when the car is stone cold, OD and TCC works just fine, TCC locks at 45MPH, and goes into OD at ~51MPH. However, when the car warms up a little, TCC unlocks and it falls out of OD. And, if I coast down a hill on the interstate, say at 65MPH, the tach will go to 2200, then fall quickly to 1100, then bounce up to 2200, and continue until I accelerate or drop down below 45MPH. Sound familiar? How is your operating temperature? I cannot get mine to go above 120 (by the gauge) - it is so cool that I can grab the upper radiator hose and squeeze it and it'* only a little warm.

Anyway, I just took mine into the shop and should have a definite answer tomorrow, and it may apply to your case. Right now, we are thinking the thermostat is the culprit, causing the computer to send wrong signals to the tranny. As soon as I find out, I will post back.

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engine temps are hot as always... 200'*

do let me know what it ends up being though, i'm intrested...
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Darrell,

Couple things I want to say having just gone through a 95 SSEi trans failure:

1) Do you have a scan tool? Finding out what your transmission fluid temperature is at after the car'* been operating for about 30 minutes would be helpful. Because we have the 94/95 hybrid PCM, its a bit more of a PITA to get a good scanner. Look on eBay for the Actron CP 9110 scanner. You'll also need the CP9111F cartridge. You can find this in combo sales on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/Scan-Tool-With-G...QQcmdZViewItem
The last thing you'll need is the 94/95 Specific cable which you'll need to order direct from Actron: CP9115'. Actron'* direct number is: 800.228.7667.

Another option, though a bit more expensive is the Actron CP9150 scanner. That one has the cables and everything built in, though you'll spend more money for it.


2) It is sounding to me like you're starting to experience weardown on your 4th gear, or possibly the TCC solenoid. Lets get that temp checked, but I'd strongly suggest you start saving your bucks.
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Couple things I want to say having just gone through a 95 SSEi trans failure:

1) Do you have a scan tool? Finding out what your transmission fluid temperature is at after the car'* been operating for about 30 minutes would be helpful. Because we have the 94/95 hybrid PCM, its a bit more of a PITA to get a good scanner. Look on eBay for the Actron CP 9110 scanner. You'll also need the CP9111F cartridge. You can find this in combo sales on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/Scan-Tool-With-G...QQcmdZViewItem
The last thing you'll need is the 94/95 Specific cable which you'll need to order direct from Actron: CP9115'. Actron'* direct number is: 800.228.7667.

Another option, though a bit more expensive is the Actron CP9150 scanner. That one has the cables and everything built in, though you'll spend more money for it.


2) It is sounding to me like you're starting to experience weardown on your 4th gear, or possibly the TCC solenoid. Lets get that temp checked, but I'd strongly suggest you start saving your bucks.
thanks for the scann tool info. i've had people try to scan my car before and they haven't been able to (then i found out about the special 95 issues).

Saving up money is probibly my best bet. I just moved out of my parents house and i'm still in school so $$ is really tight. so long as i can make it to summer i should be fine.

i wonder if autozone or one of those stores that does the free scaning would have the right scaner/cable to do it for me? that way i wouldn't have to spend more money i don't have. i'll ask my buddy at autozone what model they use...
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Your best bet is actually to take it to a transmission shop and get a nice free estimate.

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Your best bet is actually to take it to a transmission shop and get a nice free estimate.

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even a better idea!
there is a trans shop out by my parents that rebuilt my Jeep trans not even a year ago... and my ma'* bonneville is going in there for some work soon too...
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