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Re: [T3] Auto Tranny..

On 9 Jan 2001, at 6:37, LOW40hpVW@aol.com wrote:

> thank you Jim my bowdin tube wasn't tight at the shifter end and that
> fixed the problem!


> I found another problem while underneath my Car again late nite
> tonite.. .

> 1. On my autotranny the electrical connectoner whatever that thing
> is.. thats on the top drivers side of the tranny. i know its
> important.  probably something to do with shifting.  what does that
> CONNECT TO?  there doesn't seem to be anything that remotely looks
> like connecting to it on my car.

It's the connection to the kickdown solenoid. There should be a 
fused wire that comes from the 12V on the coil, to the kickdown 
switch, then another wire from the other side of this switch to the 
connection on the AT. You can drive it just fine without this wiring, 
the kickdown just won't function. It won't hurt anything, and you 
probably won't even notice the loss.

> 2. My Engine ground strap also seems to be non existant and it looks
> veRy hard to repl

This you will need to replace. If you don't you will either have 
trouble starting the car (since there is no good path for the starter 
current to get back to the battery), or the current will find its way 
back via some other route that will burn something up. Think about 
100 A running thru your throttle cable or the little brown generator 
ground wire, for example. Or your new AT Bowden cable.

Fix it now. This is lots less difficult than fixing the damage that a 
missing one will cause.

Jim Adney
Madison, WI 53711-3054

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