Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Phil Read

CR series overdrive

Recommended Posts

The overdrive on my 73 CR series TR6 engages and then jumps out, some times it will engage again before again jumping out.The oil level in the gearbox is correct. has any one any ideas on what to look at?

Thanks in advance.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

My J Type overdrive was doing the same, topped up the oil, it was not a lot, but as it works on oil pressure just made sure it was dead right

I was told to check the connections to the Solanoid and also check if the earth is good, after doing all of that it’s now fine.

Edited by Paul Hill

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds like a weak solenoid perhaps, or poor electrical connections to the solenoid.

I would try cleaning all the electrical connectors in the O/D circuit first. If that doesn't help, suspect a dodgy solenoid.

Nigel

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Phil - you should have a J type unit which are usually more mechanically reliable than a A type so I would expect it to be  an electrical issue - so check solenoid and earth connections as Phil has suggested, but also check your inhibitor switch is working properly ( someone recently suggested swapping it with your reversing light switch - they are the same) and that your column switch connections are good and not shorting out anywhere

Cheers

Rich 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Also have a look at the rubber boot at the bottom of the gearstick.

This can cause the gearstick to be pushed towards neutral.

 

Roger 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My similar symptoms were caused by loose/dirty connections

check the lucar connections on the solenoid and the drivers footwell connections to the gearbox switches.

steve

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Phil Read said:

Ok Thanks I will try the electical connections. I have just collected it from having a new hood fit and the overdrive just kept jumping in and out all the time.

Sounds electrical to me :-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Please familiarise yourself with our Terms and Conditions. By using this site, you agree to the following: Terms of Use.