1982 Cadillac El Dorado V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic
I have a 1982 Eldorado Biarritz"”that is, in addition to my 1990 Lincoln Town car discussed earlier viz. The battery cables.
Either at high speed, or whenever the motor has to " work" e.G, climbing a 6% grade, I experience some FWD transmission chatter. When I either let off the gas or use the passing gear, it smooths out and then ultimately returns. The transaxle assemblies/CV boots are brand new, the sealed roller bearings are good, and all wheels have been properly balanced.
I have narrowed this problem down to one of two possible culprits: either a worn Clutch Plate assembly or the Torque Converter Control Solenoid"”or both.
I have to pull it this week in order to replace the leaking seals anyway. This, ostensibly, will also expose both the Control Solenoid and the clutch for easy access.
What do I check for first?
Prescott, Arizona Territory
Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 AT 5:12 PM