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07-21-2002, 04:18 PM
First - thanks for the help with the pulley/balancer question.

When I first tried to start the car in park - the engine would catch and then die. The car would start and run in Neutral but as soon as I placed the selector in reverse (or park) the engine would die. When the car died it sounded as if the car had a manual transmission and the driver had tried to get going in fifth.

The mechanic that is going to fix the pulley showed up, and after a couple of tries managed to get the car to start in park. Whatever ever happened to let the thing start busted reverse. I am guessing a band.

The SC is a 90 model, with the AOD transmission.

Do I fix this transmission (46k miles) or get one from a junkyard? As long as I'm doing this anyway should I get an AODE model? Manual?



07-21-2002, 10:04 PM
The exact same thing happened to me a couple of weeks ago. If you raise the rear wheels off the floor, you will be able to put it in gear w/o it killing the engine but if you press the brake peddle, it will kill the engine. I've never figured out what is wrong. I just installed a new torque converter, thinking that was the problem but that was not it, so I installed a used AOD from a 92 SC to go into my 90. My plan is to open the old trans and see what exactly went wrong. Good luck, if you figure out whats wrong let me know also.

MIKE 38sc
07-21-2002, 10:12 PM
Check servo's and accumalator something is not dissengageing the clutch's.