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Old 03-24-2008, 02:21 PM
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Consider putting in a couple of cans of Trans-X before you do anything more to the transmission..
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Old 03-24-2008, 02:37 PM
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Yes, I saw an earlier post from you regarding Trans-X. How soon does the fluid need to be changed after adding it?
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Old 03-24-2008, 02:43 PM
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The initial cleanup of any trans having any performance complaints calls for about twice what the routine use is...
So on my 81 wagon I put in two cans and drove a few weeks... then changed the fluid and filter and put one can in and left it....
You would not want it to dissolve enough stuff that it covered your filter....and then just leave it forever... but if you don't have current shifting issues you can just suck out a quart and put it in and leave it...
But remember that the change out service interval suggested by the factory for these cars is much shorter than for old American cars... something like 30,000 miles... so in all probablility your fluid and filter are due for complete change out pretty soon anyway.l... Greg
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Fixed some things

Armed with info from this forum I jumpered the rheostat and now have dash "lights". Dang these things are dim. Good thing most of my driving is rural. I also determined that there is power to the clock so it must be those oft-mentioned capacitors (?) that need replaced.
I ordered an air filter, a thermostat, the correct radiator cap and the throttle linkage bushing on the firewall. Maybe this will allow full throttle. Also replaced all the weepy fuel lines.
P/O had affixed a small hose clamp to the throttle rod under the pedal so that the worm-screw portion of the clamp would actuate the kickdown switch earlier. I took this off and in theory should have about .250" more throttle travel.
I sound like a speed-monger don't I? I don't really care if this thing goes over 70 but I would love for it to hold this speed on the hills (occasional) and in a headwind (nearly continuous).
Speaking of which: does anyone ever replace the ball and socket throttle linkage ends? Mine seems like a rattly, squeaky, sloppy Rube Goldberg-designed mess. Before I condemn the ends I'm going to read the manual and make sure it's all adjusted properly. There's a lot of slop to take up when depressing the pedal and I'm not sure if it's dead-band or free-play on the manual shutdown lever or if it's maladjusted.
Thanks for all the help. I'll try not to be a pest but I sure know where to get good info.
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It's a good idea to once in a while adjust the length and lubricate the joints of all the throttle linkage pieces. Replacing is usually not necessary.
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Old 03-25-2008, 01:16 PM
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It's a good idea to once in a while adjust the length and lubricate the joints of all the throttle linkage pieces. Replacing is usually not necessary.
Yah - I just sprayed mine with some white lithium grease last week - dunno if that's the best lubricant - but it seems ok.
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Old 03-25-2008, 01:35 PM
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It's a good idea to once in a while adjust the length and lubricate the joints of all the throttle linkage pieces. Replacing is usually not necessary.
I use Liquid Wrench.
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The FSM says to use ATF.
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The FSM says to use ATF.
Oh you and all your knowledge.....fine, I'll swab out the white grease and dab in ATF.

By the way - are you a hard copy man or a CD user?
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Old 03-25-2008, 02:20 PM
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Oh you and all your knowledge.....fine, I'll swab out the white grease and dab in ATF.

By the way - are you a hard copy man or a CD user?
It's probably better than the white lith grease. I bet the white stuff would attract gunk to accumulate. I use the CD and suffer through the poor resolution pics.

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