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Posted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:41 pm 
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Hi,
Just bought a dl ltd which seems to be in really good condition mechanically. However changing through the gears to slow down it just seems to stay in drive. Is this normal? it will stay in gears when accelerating but as soon as you stop accelerating it will just go back down to idling as if its just in drive. Puting it in 3 on the highway sometimes works but nothing else does. It will also randomly clunk slightly into second when driving normally but this hardly ever happens so it doesnt bother me too much. Any advice appreciated.
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Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 12:43 am 
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could be a converter issue sounds a bit like what happen to a mates commodore. he would be driving down the highway for example and when he backed off the car came off stall and just idoled along. turned out to be a busted converter. good luck

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 12:46 am 
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so are they expensive to fix? Don't really know anything about auto's
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Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:06 am 
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If it's a converter which it sounds like it is, it's unbolting the trans, sliding it out of the way and changing the converter.

Not very hard if you have a decent jacking height and a spare set of hands.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 1:33 pm 
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Could also be your Trans Selector Position Switch. They go all the time and then you cant manually select 3,2,or 1 - it defaults to "d"
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Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 2:38 pm 
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i have an auto for one of these if you need. And a converter too.
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Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 8:17 pm 
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Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:48 pm 
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what type of box? FMX?.... check the kick down.. is it still connected... it may need a few bends to sort things out?..
Could be the convertor.. but i would think it aint going to go very far if its playing up....
To change that you need to pull the box off.. put the new one in.. thats the big round lookng thing bolted onto the flywheel, thats connected to the gear box... does a lot of spinning n stuff...
if you want a stall or performance one.. maybe $600... but wreckers have em cheap.. make sure its clean inside.. give it a good diesel flush..!!
Big job.. but someone has to do it!!

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:27 pm 
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dont know what kinda box it is or anything. and how do i check the kickdown?? i reckon i wuld be getting it done by a mechanic in case i wreck anything though lol.
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Posted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:32 pm 
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try to take a photo and post it.. we will figure it out...
i can spot a fmx.. more than likely it will be one..
The kick down is the bar from the carby... and goes round the fire wall to the box... cant miss it. Unless you know what your doing get a mechanic to do it... if its out a wack than it may cause hassels...

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:35 pm 
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well my car doesn't have a carby being a DL its a 1997 model.
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Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:47 pm 
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sorry dude it didnt realise it was so knew.. it defiantly aint a fmx.. i got a torque converter from a ef fairmont 4 sale.. you can have for $50..., postage maybe expensive as it is heavy.. can find out if your interested.
works 100%...

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:53 pm 
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dtripp wrote:
well my car doesn't have a carby being a DL its a 1997 model.


Im sure they still have a kick down... but works different to the old models.;.

i think its on the right side of the box.. but i don't think that's ya problem..
got a feeling its the torque converter...

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 11:33 pm 
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Nigel wrote:
Could also be your Trans Selector Position Switch. They go all the time and then you cant manually select 3,2,or 1 - it defaults to "d"


Another vote from me.

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Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:27 am 
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it does select the gear though. you can feel it change when you select a lower gear but the rev's only go up bout 200rpm if anything. it works fine wen u hold it in gear while accelerating. it just won't do anything when you back off the accelerator. Can't think of any better way to explain it sorry.
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