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Old October 13th, 2018, 11:27
lawsoncl lawsoncl is offline
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Re: AW4 transmission help please.

Some more rambling thoughts...

I think a 1996 still has a reed switch for the output sensor. If it has power to the sensor plug, then it's a switch that closes and pulls the voltage down to ground once per rev. That's easy to test with a meter and turning the output slowly by hand. Going fast with a meter attached will probably just look like an a/c voltage. Using the DC scale on the meter, that 4.6 volts sounds about right.

If it's the newer inductive pickup (which I think didn't change until 1998), then I don't believe it will have power to it. You'll see a a/c voltage spike as the output shaft turns - it's roughly proportional to the rpm so you'll have to spin the output reasonably quick to see it. It gets up to about 30-volts a 3000 rpm as I recall. When I was scoping the output on the 1998, I just put the xfer case in neutral and the trans in gear.
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Old October 14th, 2018, 18:46
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Re: AW4 transmission help please.

Originally Posted by lawsoncl View Post
A bad #2 solenoid is a possibility, but I can't see how it would die after refurbishing the NSS. He mentioned he's already replaced the solenoids, TSS, VSS, and the TCU with no change. We're running out of things to shotgun here. My suggestion to unplug the NSS could help rule out a short in the NSS making the TCU think the shifter is in reverse or 1st.

First Gear S1 on S2 off
Second Gear S1 on S2 on
Third Gear S1 off S2 on
Forth Gear S1 off S2 off
Never said the solenoid is bad. I said to see if the tcu is commanding power to the solenoid. If it's not supplying power it's an electrical problem and not mechanical.
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Old October 16th, 2018, 15:44
GPI000 GPI000 is offline
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Re: AW4 transmission help please.

Well, definitely an electrical gremlin. Going to have to pull harness and go through it. Can't see any other option causing this than a wire. Thank you for all the ideas so far. Helps to verify what has been done this far.
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