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88 Chevy Berretta, Short Trip Car
Q: I have an '88 Chevy Berretta that goes dead after you drive it 15 miles. After 15 miles it will crank but you put it in drive and it stalls. If you wait 30 minutes it will start and go another 10 miles, put on the brake and it goes dead again. It will idle all day long and never go dead or get hot. I put on new coils, sensors, changed computer, battery. please advise.

A: The most frequently seen cause for your problem is a sticking or gummed up torque converter lock up clutch solenoid. The ALLDATA Information System shows GM's Technical Service Bulletin addressing this issue. The fix requires an updated solenoid and transmission fluid replacement. An easy way to verify this condition is to have your technician disconnect the electrical connector for the lock up torque converter solenoid and then drive the car. Due to the age of your vehicle it may be that the solenoid is just plain worn out, needing replacement. And just think you won't have to worry about any of those other "new" parts failing.

 
     
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