I'm thinking for $17 I'll give that a shot before anything else. With it being a possible culprit in two seperate issues I'm having, it seems a logical place to start.
If that fails, I basically have two options: 1. Try to drive it home (30 miles with only 1st gear, that makes it a 3 hour drive, praying all the way that I don't blow the tranny completely in the process) and swap out the solenoid and transducer that mastertech mentioned, or 2. Drive it to a tranny shop (only a few miles from where it's sitting, but I can't really afford at the moment to pay tranny shop prices if a fairly inexpensive part swap will take care of it).
I know mastertech has a solid reputation around here, and I'm not ignoring his advice, I'm just going to try this first for the simple fact that it's cheap and quick, and seems to have half a chance of working.. My next step will be the parts he pointed out.
Would the transducer that mastertech mentioned be the pressure sensor that they refer to in the service manual? It's included in the same "removal and installation" section as the governor solenoid. Just want to make sure I pick up the right parts, and I don't see anything in the manual referred to as a "transducer". The swap looks easy enough, just need to figure out how to get it someplace where I can do the work. I can get away with doing the speed sensor where it sits, but removing the pan is more than the business where it is will allow me to do in their parking lot. (It's currently parked at the hotel where my wife is the general manager, so I know in excruciating detail what she can get away with letting me get away with. My limits are 20 to 30 minutes, and absolutely NO stains on the parking lot. Or even the risk of a stain. And she probably shouldn't even be letting me do that much there....)
Last edited by coreybv; 02-06-2011 at 04:34 AM.