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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-20-2004, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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Possible MLPS problem?

The past few days I transmission has been slipping when ever I was in 4th and would go to WOT. Also when I would come to a complete stop the trans would slip as it was looking for 1st.

Now for the wired part. If I hit the O/D button the car no longer slips when I'm at a stop. Obviously I don't have the problem of it slipping when I'm at speed because it's not in 4th.

So does it sound like the MLPS, please say yes, or am I in for a much more expensive problem.

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-20-2004, 01:59 PM
 
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What does it do when you are at a complete stop? When my MLPS went south, i would be driving and the Car would just downshift to 2nd, or shift into N then it would go back into gear.
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-20-2004, 05:04 PM
 
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I have no idea what it would be .. but His problem does Not sound like a MLPS problem... sounds like a costly one.. : /


Checked fluid lately? hows it look...
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-20-2004, 05:20 PM
 
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Every once in a while, my car will seem to jump out of gear when I'm at a dead stop, but if I take off in 2nd, no problem. Does that sound like an MLPS?
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When my MLPS went south, i would be driving and the Car would just downshift to 2nd, or shift into N then it would go back into gear.
My car has been starting to do the same thing. It'll just downshift or shift into neutral when I'm just barely touching the gas. If I get on it then ther is no problem.

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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-20-2004, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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It's not the MLPS.

I did the 4th to 2nd at 60mph test and it falied.

I'm now a firm beliver in an external trans cooler, mecon v, and the j-mod. 90,000 is just to soon. Dam delivery driving.
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-21-2004, 09:39 AM Thread Starter
 
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Well since I'm going to be replacing the transmission is there any good torque converter replacments for a v6?
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-21-2004, 01:37 PM
 
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my 94 w/3.8 did pretty much the same thing. found metal shavings. but the mlps was also changed.......according to the invoice. see if changing the mlps is a easy task. if it is change it. if it still acts up, at least you'll have a new mlps installed.
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yeah its pretty easy, couple of bolts and a wiring harness.
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-22-2004, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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Yea the MLPS is easy to change took me 15 minutes. Unfortunatly that didn't do anything.
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The Mark 8 TC should be perfect for you. cheap and does the job, Ill say this do not get a Dayco TC I went threw 4 of them before I told my tranny guy that I wouldnt put another in and we went with the Mark 8 after it was rebuilt again under warrenty because the original TC broke apart burning up my tranny.

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I can fit a mark VII T/C on a v6???

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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-27-2004, 10:35 PM
 
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Ok, here's my two cents..... My 94 LX did the same thing (jumped to neutral at 60 mph). I R&R'd the MLPS, no help. Next, installed a Trans-Go kit and bingo! It's fixed! My point is, I doubt it's an electrical problem.

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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-28-2004, 07:25 AM
 
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I think you may have just temporarily covered up one problem, and started another.
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-28-2004, 09:18 AM
 
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Yeah....


I don't have anyidea what the problem is now... Atleast it hardly ever does it.. (knock on wood)
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