How to kill an auto box

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Just thought I'd fill you all in on my gearbox problems so you might
avoid doing the same thing as me! Rodney at Wholesale Automatics has
confirmed my diagnosis that it's burnt out one of the clutch sets for
3rd & reverse. This has been caused by the throttle position sensor
cable snapping a few months ago and me continuing to drive like that. I
figured it would be fine till I could get round to repairing the cable
but it seems all that time it's been wearing the clutches away because
they won't have been getting as much pressure applied to them as they
need according to Rodney.
It's a bit worrying that a cable snapping can lead to the box self
destructing. I've not done all that many miles in that time or driven it
hard so if it happened in the desert I'd guess it would fail very
quickly.
Rodney has also confirmed that with swapping some parts a box off a 4.5
petrol that I was offered will fit (bell housing, torque converter and
TPS cable needed).
Anyone know any good auto box rebuilders or alternatively breakers that
might have them?
Best regards,
Jon.
 
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Hi Jon
When you say cable I presume you mean the electrical cable that feeds
TPS information to the EMS?
Pete
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Hi Pete,
No, I mean the steel cable with a nipple on the end that goes from the
injection pump throttle mechanism to the auto box valve body and
operates a valve in there. Replacement requires unbolting the box cross
member so it can be lowered for topside access, and then oil pan and
valve body removal according to the FSM which is why I was in no rush as
apart from a sluggish 2-3 shift it was fine to live with.
Best regards,
Jon.
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From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]]
On Behalf Of Peter Browning
Sent: 23 November 2005 09:19
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Subject: Re: [ELCO] How to kill an auto box
Hi Jon
When you say cable I presume you mean the electrical cable that feeds
TPS information to the EMS?
Pete
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Jon,
Which year model is your LC?
Why do you think the cable snapped in the first place?
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
 
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Hi Roman,
1994 HDJ80
A few years ago I drowned it and ever since the cable had been very
stiff. I assume dirty pond water got into the sheaving and slowly
corroded and abraded the cable, it certainly found its way into the ATF.
A few months ago it broke. Interestingly with the cable snapped pull
away at junctions was much faster and looking in the FSM I see possibly
why now - the ECU tries to take the sting out of shock loads like you
stomping the loud peddle! Anyway, I'm paying for it now for sure.
Best regards,
Jon.
-----Original Message-----
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]]
On Behalf Of Roman
Sent: 23 November 2005 12:49
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: Re: [ELCO] How to kill an auto box
Jon,
Which year model is your LC?
Why do you think the cable snapped in the first place?
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
 
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Jon,
My '92 HDJ has just the kick-down cable :).
Never had to touch it.
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
On 11/23/05, Jon Wildsmith <[Email address removed]> wrote:
 
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