Post by jghall60
1992 buick regal transmission solenoid problem the car acts like it is in
neutral when you stop after the transmission is warm,it wont idle, will
unpluging the solenoid help,where is the plug-in located on the trans. anyone
else had this problem.
I had a car neutral out at stop signs, but no idle problem, which may be two seperate issues. I had a '92 Century (3.3, automatic overdrive) and it developed a problem where I'd come up to a stop sign, and after stopping I'd give it gas to take off and it would act like it was in neutral.
To get it to go I'd simply bump it up into neutral, then back down into drive, and it would kick in like normal and would be fine until next time it did it. It wouldn't neutral out at every stop, just did it sporadically.
And so I got into the habit of simply bumping it up into neutral whenever coming to a stop, and shifting back into drive -- I kind of treated it like a manual transmission in that regard. The car was just an old bomber I used for a runaround car.
Anyway, when this problam started I figured I'd just drive it til it dropped, since the transmission was apparently going out. But actually it must have just been a valve sticking in the trans, because I drove it around like that for another three years, and then I just gave the thing to someone else who was down and out, and that was a year ago, and it's still driving around.
By your description I'm not sure if we're talking about the same problem, as the "won't idle" sounds like a stuck TC solenoid, but that won't make it do the neutraling out that you describe. Just my two cents.
Post by jghall60
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