Fellow Isuzu Enthusiasts,
Does anyone out there have any idea why a 91 Trooper w/ the V6 and auto
trans won't make the shift from 1st to 2nd gear? Auto trans is full of
fluid, fluid looks good, and first and reverse work fine. The owner has
ensured the "winter" and "power" switches don't do anything to change this,
either. I don't know who made this tranny for Isuzu - but my guess is that
the 2nd/3rd clutch or planetary gearset is not being operated (perhaps by a
defective servo) or a bad band?
I'm not an auto transmission guy, but I do know a little of what they are
supposed to do. This one reminds me of the old GM turbo 350's that had a
vacuum modulator that was defective, but even those shifted at high rpm
(with a bang!) due to the something inside reaching a setpoint despite the
vacuum modulator not working. I don't know if this Isuzu transmission even
has a modulator, and with the "winter" and "power" switches, it must have
some electronics inside.
Does anyone have any ideas on this?
thanks in advance,