[Saloon-lovers] 1964 MKII Automatic no upshift to top gear

I have a 64 that just does not shift into cruising gear. Does just
fine in all gears until time to shift to high, then just does
nothing at all. Stays in second gear.

I have serviced the trans. All looks great…Oil in trans was VERY
clean. No debris in pan. Valve body loos great, all valves seem to
be fine in the valve body. I did not tak the valve body apart, but
did remove it from the trans to inspect.

This car was sitting in storage for several years.–
Rodney Racer
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In reply to a message from Oldcars2 sent Thu 13 Aug 2009:

Could your intermediate hold switch be on or somehow shorted
or the intermediate hold solenoid be stuck?–
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I have a 64 that just does not shift into cruising gear. Does just
fine in all gears until time to shift to high, then just does
nothing at all. Stays in second gear.


John Quilter 1965 3.8S, 1951 MGTD, 1960 Morris Minor,
Brisbane, California, United States
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I had the same problem after I reinstalled the engine/autobox a few years ago. Turned out that the shift linkage needed adjusting to allow the upshift. Worth checking out.
Sandy Cameron
62 mk 2 (BW dg250 transmission)
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Subject: [Saloon-lovers] 1964 MKII Automatic no upshift to top gear
From: funcars4us@hotmail.com
Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2009 11:54:18 -0700

I have a 64 that just does not shift into cruising gear. Does just
fine in all gears until time to shift to high, then just does
nothing at all. Stays in second gear.


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I think you have the answer… The solenoid stuck… Do you know
how to check this?
I did pull the shift cable to clean lube and adjust it. So that has
been done.
Thanks All who have ideas!–
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Rodney

If the transmission has been out, the transfer tube between the
transmission and the torque converter could be missing or installed
backward. This keeps the direct drive clutch in the TC from engaging
and providing top gear.

Merritt

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to top gear

In reply to a message from John Quilter sent Thu 13 Aug 2009:

I think you have the answer… The solenoid stuck… Do you know
how to check this?
I did pull the shift cable to clean lube and adjust it. So that has
been done.
Thanks All who have ideas!

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I believe it is the same type solenoid as the manual
transmission overdrive solenoid. The better gurus can
verify this. If so, there are instructions in the workshop
manual cautioning you not to bench test this by applying 12V
to it off the car as this can damage it. Therefore I am not
sure how to test it but the plunger should move freely in
the unit if it is not stuck. It should have a pull in coil
that draws fairly high amperage and this is disengaged at
full travel and the hold in coil drawing only about 1 amp
takes over.–
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I think you have the answer… The solenoid stuck… Do you know
how to check this?


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Brisbane, California, United States
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I had the exact same issue. mine was a poorly adjusted kick
down cable.–
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I have a 64 that just does not shift into cruising gear. Does just
fine in all gears until time to shift to high, then just does


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