On Monday, October 14, 2013 6:17:51 PM UTC-5, jghall60 wrote:
two seperate issues. I had a '92 Century (3.3, automatic overdrive) and it
developed a problem where I'd come up to a stop sign, and after stopping I
'd give it gas to take off and it would act like it was in neutral.
To get it to go I'd simply bump it up into neutral, then back down into d
rive, and it would kick in like normal and would be fine until next time it
did it. It wouldn't neutral out at every stop, just did it sporadically.
And so I got into the habit of simply bumping it up into neutral whenever
coming to a stop, and shifting back into drive -- I kind of treated it lik
e a manual transmission in that regard. The car was just an old bomber I u
sed for a runaround car.
Anyway, when this problam started I figured I'd just drive it til it drop
ped, since the transmission was apparently going out. But actually it must
have just been a valve sticking in the trans, because I drove it around li
ke that for another three years, and then I just gave the thing to someone
else who was down and out, and that was a year ago, and it's still driving
By your description I'm not sure if we're talking about the same problem,
as the "won't idle" sounds like a stuck TC solenoid, but that won't make i
t do the neutraling out that you describe. Just my two cents.
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