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WHAT DOES TRANSMISSION LOCK UP CONVERTER DO?

Chevrolet Corsica

I took my Corsica 1993, 90K miles, to a mechanic to diagnose a problem (the car starts shaking sometimes when switching lanes on a highway).

The mechanic could not find anything wrong with the front wheels or steering, and said that he turned off the " transmission lock up converter" (I may have remembered this wrong), to see whether the problem is with the automatic transmission.

I could not understand from his words what this means in practice. I have a 1,000 mile trip in front of me this weekend - is it safe to drive a thousand miles with this thing turned off?

Many thanks in advance.
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Agenkin
June 20, 2007.



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