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Old 07-22-2008, 09:07 AM
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My '93 4-cyl LX has been quickly going in and out of overdrive (D4) at hwy speed. Is there a sensor to replace or something that needs to get cleaned out?
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I say "overdrive" it might be the lockup torque converter....
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Maybe adjustment of the downshift cable, from throttlebody down to tranny?
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I just spoke to a Hon Mech and he said the O2 sensor might be leaning out the mix. Lean surge?
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Default RE: In and out of OVERDRIVE on a '93

Mine had the same issue. turned out it was a combination of the transmission fluid and the temperature sensor going bad. I did the customary fill-drain 3 timer and replaced the sensor and now it stays in overdrive.
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replace your t-stat
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Where is the temp sensor located?
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I agree with the suggestion to replace your thermostat. A very small drop in engine temp may prevent the tranny torque converter from locking up.
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It's normal to go in and out of lock up at hwy speeds. I'd explain further but then I'll get a "404" error
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Default RE: In and out of OVERDRIVE on a '93

Is the D4 light blinking? If yes, get the TCU code and post back. This will provide guidance on fault.

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