Tag: transmission

Convert the Air Conditioning Condenser into a Transmission Oil Cooler

After my air condition broke down the third time on my 88 Vette I decided to forget this damned thing and asked myself why not use the condenser as an oil cooler for the automatic transmission? The condenser sits in front of the water cooler. Remove the panel to access the water cooler and the […] More »

  Comments | By - April 21, 2010

How To Adjust the Early C4 TPS and Idle Speed

How to Adjust your Early C4 TPS and Idle Speed by Lars Grimsrud SVE Automotive Restoration Musclecar, Collector & Exotic Auto Repair & Restoration Broomfield, CO Rev. New 6-15-00 This tech paper will discuss the procedure for correct adjustment of the Minimum Idle Speed and for adjustment of the Throttle Position Switch (TPS) on the […] More »

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Transmission Problem Solving

I have an automatic, 93 LT-1 that I autocross. The course that I was running was low speed and I could run in \”L\” range and stay off the rev-limiter. While staging in my next to last run, I found that the automatic transmission was not shifting until 3500 rpm, unless I would take my […] More »

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ZF Transmission Recommended

The 6 speed manual transmission in 1989-1996 Corvettes was produced by German automotive components company ZF Industries http://www.zf-group.de/. The Corvette Owners Manual clearly states that this transmission does not need service, but the transmission fluid level should only be checked and kept full. A bit of research confirmed that ZF does not share this recommendation […] More »

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1996 Auto Transmission Removal

This was my first time removing an automatic transmission from a Vette so I thought I\’d share the experience. First off, you\’ll need to get the car elevated. I managed to pull this off with the car on jack stands and less than 13 inches of clearance. Don\’t even think about reinstalling the tranny without […] More »

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