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Date registered: Jul 2011
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My glow plug kit and maintainance/shop manual still arent here yet.
After watching some youtube videos, my car may not be idling as high as I remembered. I'm still going to look into it when my glow plugs get in, but it had me considering what else could be causing my car to take off like it does.
When we looked at the car, my brother(idk why I missed this) noticed that the transmission fluid was overfilled. Knowing that this car has a fluid coupling, would my car suddenly jump forward when put into gear if there was too much fluid in the coupling?
A troubleshooting site says that "abnormal starting cycle" is the cause of too much or too little fluid.
Could too much fluid be causing my car to jump forward and possibly shift late?
Just throwing ideas around...
EDIT: After more research, the car acts like it has a locked torque converter that won't unlock. My car goes through all the gears, though.
Does this car have a locking torque converter?
Is this possible/likely?
Last edited by goatmurray; 07-31-2011 at 04:58 PM.