Torque convertor lockup

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Torque convertor lockup


Post by bcdivad » 14 years ago

82 Maxima w/3-speed auto
Is the torque convertor lockup mechanically controlled or electrically??
There's times I'd like to delay the T/C lockup. Like going up hills.

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Post by asavage » 14 years ago

Unfortunately, on the L3N71B it's hydraulically controlled. It unlocks when the kickdown switch is closed, but you also drop back to 2nd gear in that instance.
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