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Old 02-24-2021, 06:03 PM   #1
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Default 93 940 aw71L - can you make it lockup?

my 940's overdrive is 99% gone, it will shift into it coasting, but any throttle it'll slip and downshift. I swear it burnt up after sitting in traffic double pedaling it one day(idle was too low). anyway, I got it to go into lockup last week, and it was great, rpm's were good, mpg's were good, and I could change speed easily. now I can't seem to get it to drop into lockup, I've ran it up to 90mph and lightly brought the throttle down and it just won't shift. I've tried a loose kickdown cable, and a tight one, it doesn't seem to do much other than make od slip more when loose. any trick to get lockup 100%?

just trying to get through the rainy winter to rebuild/swap it, and driving at 4500rpm on the highway is not my preference
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Old 02-25-2021, 04:06 PM   #2
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how's your trans fluid look? not low? pink and not burnt smelling?

gears 1 through 3 working OK - just 4th/OD and lockup not happy?
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Old 02-26-2021, 01:25 AM   #3
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I did a change after that day in traffic, wasn't burnt but had disc material in it

like I said, if I get it into lockup, it's fine, OD is gone though. just trying to baby it till spring, would be nice if I could get it into lockup on the highway
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Old 02-26-2021, 12:04 PM   #4
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OD is more vehicle speed related from what I've seen. You mention really light throttle and the OD will disengage...sounds more like the throttle cable isn't adjusted correctly or has snapped.
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