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WOW!!

This started out as a possible blown transmission (orsomething similar) & then turned into a small problem. Now it's just a cheep fix- It just keeps getting better & better Anders.

Maybe check under your Bird's floor mat for a $100 bill (or whatever you guys use over there). LOL!!

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WOW!!

This started out as a possible blown transmission (orsomething similar) & then turned into a small problem. Now it's just a cheep fix- It just keeps getting better & better Anders.

Maybe check under your Bird's floor mat for a $100 bill (or whatever you guys use over there). LOL!!

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you very lucky Swedish man, ha ha, and surprise because of the quality of the engine, car and engineering, no other problems. if a loose bolt in a modern car came loose and stopped a pulley or so, the damage would have been possibly much greater.
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Just to finishing this issue ( and thread ) I have drilled out the center of the pully as there was quite a play, and put in a new piece to center it up nicely. Everything works great now again
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I was a professional mechanic in the 60's, and a backyard mechanic ever since. So I find it hard to understand how the power steering pump which has its own source of fluid can have any effect on the automatic transmission.
Can someone explain this one to me?
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I was a professional mechanic in the 60's, and a backyard mechanic ever since. So I find it hard to understand how the power steering pump which has its own source of fluid can have any effect on the automatic transmission.
Can someone explain this one to me?
It's probably along the lines of how when the mean lady at the wife's job treats the wife poorly during the day, your evening of fun goes down the toliet.....
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I was a professional mechanic in the 60's, and a backyard mechanic ever since. So I find it hard to understand how the power steering pump which has its own source of fluid can have any effect on the automatic transmission.
Can someone explain this one to me?
Tryed to explain it in post #6 & 10
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I understand that you feel that it "acted as a brake for the engine" however if that were the case how could the engine run, or if running if it was stuck that hard the belt should have burnt up. Not doubting, just curious.
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At least something to be happy about. But to be honest, Itīs fun to wrench also I learn something all the time
Hey! We all learn something here everyday due to contributions such as yours...
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I understand that you feel that it "acted as a brake for the engine" however if that were the case how could the engine run, or if running if it was stuck that hard the belt should have burnt up. Not doubting, just curious.
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He said the PS was dragging, later to find a mounting bolt had loosened wedging itself against the drive pulley. He did say smoke was present so that means the drive belt is toast.

I would imagine that with that engine load, vacuum readings would have gone asunder causing the modulator valve to receive a false signal, hence the erratic operation?
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