By adding ground to the circuit you are probably engaging the TCC so you don't get the in and out.
The system is more than likely. Most are. Designed to have voltage to the TCC solenoid all the time and the ground is switched to make things happen.
Have you replaced the VSS speed sensor? I also think the 93 will only engage the TCC if engine temp is above 140 degrees. So make make sure your gauge goes up on the dash and more importantly check or replace the engine coolant temp sensor that only tells the ECM what temp the coolant is.
If could also be a bad ECM. If it kicks in and out. Then the ecm is telling it too lock. But not keeping it locked.
It would be nice to know if the ECM is calling for lock up all the time. Even when the TCC unlock and it kicks out.
You could tap a test light into the pin at the wire on the ECM that engages the TCC. You can try your ground wire that you know engages it.
Go to that pin on the ecm and see if your test light stays on. Or on and off with the in and out.
This will tell if it is internal ECM or if the ECM is doing the right thing. But the signal is getting lost down the wire somewhere. Could be loose connection at tranny connector or frayed wire.
There also might be a signal wire form ECM to TCC that is not that same ground that you would need to check.
Get a TCC wiring diagram.
Monday, November 19th, 2007 AT 12:39 AM