[xj] GM400 TRANSMISSION KICKDOWN SOLENOID

Wonder if anyone can please help, I have to go tomorrow to fetch a
solenoid for the above and dont know what it looks like, im just
afraid to buy the wrong thing, or maybe there is just one solenoid
in that gearbox then I cant go wrong ? Any input is appreciated.–
hebe
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In reply to a message from hebe sent Mon 28 Sep 2009:

Hebe:

Try Rockauto on line, it may have a picture. probably a good price
as well. No affiliation, just helpful folks!

Carl–
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Wonder if anyone can please help, I have to go tomorrow to fetch a
solenoid for the above and dont know what it looks like, im just
afraid to buy the wrong thing, or maybe there is just one solenoid
in that gearbox then I cant go wrong ? Any input is appreciated.


Carl Hutchins 1983 Jaguar XJ6 with LT1 and 1994 Jeep Grand
Walnut Creek, California, United States
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In reply to a message from hebe sent Mon 28 Sep 2009:

DO you not also have the switch on the pedal?

The TH400 gets its electric signal from a switch mounted on the accelerator to a switch mounted on the drivers side of the transmission.

Make sure the switch is adjusted properly before resorting
to replacing parts that are not needed.
On all the TH400 I have ever seen I have never seen the
switch on the trans go bad. It would either be the switch on
the pedal, that had gone bad or was just out of adjustment.
I used to work on many, MANY big block GM vehicles.

Just thought I would mention the adjustment if it has not
been done or though of already.–
The original message included these comments:

Wonder if anyone can please help, I have to go tomorrow to fetch a
solenoid for the above and dont know what it looks like, im just
afraid to buy the wrong thing, or maybe there is just one solenoid
in that gearbox then I cant go wrong ? Any input is appreciated.

hebe


Tom Truett '85xj6, ex-diplomat, no resonators, gettin faster
Panama City, Panama
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In reply to a message from Race Ready sent Tue 29 Sep 2009:

Thanks to this thread I’ve just been out, checked my kickdown
switch, adjusted it and then had the acceleration experience of a
lifetime.

When the V12 holds on to 1st and 2nd to almost 6000 rpm it’s quite
a beast, isn’t it? (I actually chickened out at 5000 rpm in 2 -
even going up quite a prolonged hill we were getting a bit quick
for a nightime driving.)–
al mclean '93 XJS 4.0 - '84 4.2 Daimler - '84 DD6
Telford, United Kingdom
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In reply to a message from almcl sent Wed 30 Sep 2009:

It sure is a beast !!!
I have put also a manual switch and I can activate the
kickdown switch at will… It’s sooooo much fun !
Aristides–
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When the V12 holds on to 1st and 2nd to almost 6000 rpm it’s quite
a beast, isn’t it? (I actually chickened out at 5000 rpm in 2 -
even going up quite a prolonged hill we were getting a bit quick
for a nightime driving.)


Aristides Balanos, 1986 XJ V12,VDP - www.e-psychi.com/jaguar
Montreal, QC, Canada
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