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dlh wrote:Here's a pic of the shifter I used in my zxt. It came from an '88 maxima which I shortened and dremeled out the shift plate to accept the square shifte lever.
Great idea! It looks handier on the knob than on the console. I think I'll want to have the OD indicator on the dash eventually.
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The OD switch is located in the handle. With 12 volts applied the OD is off.
I've often wondered about that. The FSM does call it an OD Cancel Solenoid in the trans.
If you tow something keep the OD switched off.
That's the conventional advice, but I'm able to tow easily in OD with my Aero. The main thing to avoid is towing with the torque converter unlocked, which heats up the trans fluid fast!
The 4 spd auto from the mitsubishi can work, but you need the bellhuosing from the maxima for it to work. Along with the pump, depending on the year the 4 spd came out of.
That's good info . . . how did you learn this?
fud2468 wrote:I wonder if the earlier trannies can be made to lock up in all 4, seems like it would be an advantage.
I doubt it, and even if you could, you'd need to recal the valve bodies to regain proper shift speed and pressure. The open converter softens shifts, and locking it requires different valve pressures or you'd get booted in the butt on every shift.