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Auto transmission stuck in first by Jayfelt
Started on: 02-16-2015 09:24 AM
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Report this Post02-16-2015 09:24 AM Click Here to See the Profile for JayfeltClick Here to Email JayfeltSend a Private Message to JayfeltEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Well i need help from the pros again. My 86 gt auto got stuck in first. I was driving home from work with no problems then as i was getting on the freeway i noticed my car shifting at higher gears. Then as im driving on the freeway i had to slow down for traffic and my car wouldn't down shift from 4th for a good few seconds. Got back up to speed (70mph) and car again took awhile to shift. I get off the freeway and as im slowing down the car again refused to down shift until i came to almost a complete stop at the upcoming light. When the light turned green i accelerated and my car you not shift to 2nd gear. Rest of the way home i drove in 1st. Never had a single problem with my trans before. No slips, leaks or anything. I keep up on my trans fluids and everything as well. Just had it flushed and topped off with fluid a few months ago and didn't have any signs of damage. My only thought is something to do with the hydraulics in the trans. But thats why im here to see what you guys have to say.

P.S. I forgot to mention that today was the coldest day that i have ever driven my car. With the starting temp at -8 (without windchill) Could help to know maybe.
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Report this Post02-16-2015 10:16 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Gall757Send a Private Message to Gall757Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
You have a stock transmission? It's a 3 speed with a torque converter lockup....(TCC). It may be misbehaving in cold weather.....get the car warm and try again. Or unplug the TCC and drive around a while....if the car is better, then the TCC is the problem.

http://www.kichline.com/chuck/fiero/TCC.htm

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Report this Post02-22-2015 02:54 PM Click Here to See the Profile for JayfeltClick Here to Email JayfeltSend a Private Message to JayfeltEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
At some point in time it was swaped out with a 4 speed. Anyways i tried unplugging the vcc and nothing happend. I swapped out the vcc and the switch anyways because i was fairly convinced that was the problem, but wasn't. Still same problem. But a new problem added on and my speedometer stoped working. I checked to see if any codes came up and got nothing, even my code for the o2 sensor disappear. So now my only thought is my ECM. What are your guys thoughts?
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Report this Post02-22-2015 08:00 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Gall757Send a Private Message to Gall757Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
What's a vcc? Is that like a vss? Sorry I can't help with a 4 speed automatic.
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Report this Post02-22-2015 09:06 PM Click Here to See the Profile for JayfeltClick Here to Email JayfeltSend a Private Message to JayfeltEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Im sorry. I mean the TCC (Transmission converter clutch).
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Report this Post02-23-2015 07:42 AM Click Here to See the Profile for OldsFieroClick Here to Email OldsFieroSend a Private Message to OldsFieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Speedo quit too? You have a stripped governer gear.
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Report this Post02-23-2015 01:51 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Lou6t4gtoClick Here to Email Lou6t4gtoSend a Private Message to Lou6t4gtoEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Usually if it was the "COLD", it would stick when the fluid is cold, not warmed up. you also "may" have broken the" accumulator Spring". (Happened to me)
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Report this Post02-23-2015 08:45 PM Click Here to See the Profile for JayfeltClick Here to Email JayfeltSend a Private Message to JayfeltEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Lou6t4gto:

Usually if it was the "COLD", it would stick when the fluid is cold, not warmed up. you also "may" have broken the" accumulator Spring". (Happened to me)


Well even though it wont go past first i still drive it to work. Thankfully i can still do 25 in first (kinda). So car gets up to temp and still no change. Where is his accumulator spring located at? Still trying to teach myself about transmissions.

Also what do you guys think about a clogged governor. I was told if clogged it will as well keep car from changing gears. Thoughts?

By the way, yes i know driving in while in first is bad for engine. I can car less about it. Ill be doing a 3800sc swap in mid spring. Original i know right lol.

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Report this Post02-24-2015 07:41 AM Click Here to See the Profile for OldsFieroClick Here to Email OldsFieroSend a Private Message to OldsFieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
By design those governers rarely clog or stick. Even if it did, the speedo would still work. Just take out the two bolts that hold the cover on, pull the governer up out and look at the gear on the bottom of it. Bet teeth are missing.
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Originally posted by OldsFiero:

By design those governers rarely clog or stick. Even if it did, the speedo would still work. Just take out the two bolts that hold the cover on, pull the governer up out and look at the gear on the bottom of it. Bet teeth are missing.
Marc


Is it whats keeping my car from up shifting though?
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Report this Post02-25-2015 01:00 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Lou6t4gtoClick Here to Email Lou6t4gtoSend a Private Message to Lou6t4gtoEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I don't remember "seeing this", the "cable" is not Stuck, is it ?
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