1994 achieva torque converter clutch wire

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Old 03-30-12, 04:47 AM
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1994 achieva torque converter clutch wire

I have a 1994 Achieva with a bad torque converter clutch. I don't want to pull the tranny if I don't have to. Someone told me if I cut one the wires going to the clutch, it's a quick fix, but after that I run the risk of the tranny overheating. I'm willing to take the risk for an old car that's only driven short distances. But the torque converter has about a dozen wires in the bundle going into it. How do I figure out which wire is the right one? Does anyone have a wiring diagram?

I had similar problems with older makes and models, but there was a separate, smaller wiring bundle then. I only found one big bundle going into the Achieva torque coverter.
 
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Old 03-30-12, 05:23 AM
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New one on me.
 
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Where can I get a wiring diagram for the torque converter?
 
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Old 03-30-12, 07:15 AM
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ok, I made it more complicated than it is. There is actually only three wires going into the TC, through a grey connector. The wires are green, grey, and yellow. So if I don't hear anything back by the time my son shows up with the keys, I'll just cut one at a time and reconnect them until the car starts with a cut wire. That should do it.
 
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How do you know the clutch is bad?
 
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Old 03-31-12, 02:24 AM
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Originally Posted by 2granddaughters View Post
How do you know the clutch is bad?
Actually, I'm going from easiest-to-hardest fix. The easiest thing is disconnecting the wire going to the clutch. If that doesn't work, I'll replace the fuel filter. Then tune it up. Then....

Besides, it shudders to a stop when breaking from highway speed, and the Achieva is notorious for bad TCCs.
 
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Have you checked for codes?
 
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Have you checked for codes?
I just got back from a short drive after disconnecting the TCC. I'll drive it some more in a few minutes. I didn't get any idiot light warnings, so didn't run diagnostics.
 
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