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radenblazed
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May 26, 2014, 8:12 AM

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I have a Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 1990, it has 50,000 miles.

the problem happens after i run the car for a wile. It shuts down when I hit the brakes. It shakes and it just shuts down. I can start the car back up emidiatly but as soon as i put it in a gear it does the same thing... i have to w8t 10-20 minutes befores it can move again.

i have done some test on it to try and figure out the problem:

for example i noticed that when i start to hit the brakes and it starts shaking ready to shut down, if i hit the gas it will stop shaking and keep moving, i also noticed that if i slow down really gradualy, like taking a long distance to slow down it wont shut down.

my father says its the brakes, that they are locking up.

the way it shuts down is like when you dont hit the clutch right on a manual (it shakes and kills the engine)
when its running normal there dosent seem to be any problems with the trasmision because when its running the grears seem to switch correctly.


so far i have switched the trasmision filter and oil, switched the engin oil, I even got a new breakbooster(i think thats what its called? it is a big ball with 4 lines going to each break, it also has the breakfluid resourvour on top of it)


by father says its has something to do with the line from the breakbooster that lead to the engine. something about suction or pressure killing the engine.

thank you in advance for your replies.


kev2
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May 26, 2014, 8:51 AM

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first thought is the TCC - try this as you stop shift to N neutral - I suspect all will be good until you put in D Drive and try to accelerate. Let me know if I have it right.

PS- if you know which transmission? 3 sp W OD ?, maybe the engine will help ID which model trans - get you some detailed tests to perform


(This post was edited by kev2 on May 26, 2014, 9:03 AM)


radenblazed
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May 26, 2014, 9:34 AM

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from all the searching i did it does apear to be the Torque Converter Clutch.

it seem a lot of people are having the same problem

http://repairpal.com/torque-converter-clutch-can-stick-after-extended-freeway-driving-371

i tired to look at the auto zone website for this (my dad has a shop were i would be able to change it) but they dont have the exact thing, all they have is a Transmission Torque Converter.

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/parts/1990-Oldsmobile-Cutlass-Ciera/Transmission-Torque-Converter/_/N-igwkpZ6o2ll?filterByKeyWord=torque+converter+clutch+solenoid&fromString=search

im not shure if that is what i need or not.


(This post was edited by radenblazed on May 26, 2014, 11:04 AM)


Hammer Time
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May 26, 2014, 10:05 AM

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I think Kev is right on this. Another thing you can try is driving with overdrive off and see if it stops doing it.



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kev2
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May 26, 2014, 10:43 AM

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there were several transmissions used this time period- try to answer question in my post.

A thought - the TCC control runs thru the brake light switch - It is actually several switches in one, a easy place to start-


radenblazed
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May 26, 2014, 11:39 AM

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if in neutral it does not shut down, only when i put it indrive. so yes i can put it in neutral and stop the car but not luck when u try to take off

im not shure what kind of transmision i have but it apears to not have an over drive.

here are the car specs 1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 2.5L TBI OHV 4cyl.

the trasmision has " 866649 hydra-matic " writen on it


(This post was edited by radenblazed on May 26, 2014, 11:40 AM)


Hammer Time
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May 26, 2014, 11:51 AM

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It has to have overdrive. That's what a TCC solenoid does.



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