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I found this on Wikipedia after searching for AXOD. I wanted to know if you guys think this holds water or if it's just baloney.

"Intermediate clutch failures resulting in poor 1-2 shifts or slipping are common on all AX family members.
Failure of the "Neutral to Drive Accumulator" causes hard shifts into a drive gear (R, OD, D, 1) from "N" or "P". This can become quite violent. Reason for this part's failure: Piston stuck, or seals or springs damaged or missing. Correction for this problem: Check these parts for damage. Replace as required (located inside the transmission, recommended that a transmission shop do the repair, but a full rebuild of the transmission is NOT required)."


I started having problems with my transmission after a PowerFlush. It won't stay in 4th for long runs, but it is drivable. I was wondering if it would be worth to repair this if it turns out that the shop doesn't have to rip out the whole transmission. I imagine the cost would be less since they don't have to take the tranny out. Any thoughts on truth? :unsure:

I have a 1989 LX with the 3.8 and AXOD.
 

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I don't understand what that information has to to with overdrive?
 

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^^^^^ +1

Also, replacing the forward apply piston or its seals DOES require removal of the tranny.
 

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Also, you should have checked here before getting a powerflush. Its ok, in fact recommend to do a complete fluid changeout, an method that has been posted here as a sticky, but any flush that uses outside power to push the old fluid out is a big no-no, especially if they don't remove the pan and change the filter first.

And yes, that is true, but your issue is with OD not holding, which tells me that something else is going on here.

You are probably going to need at least a valve body rebuild if not a full trans overhaul.
 

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It could be the pump inside the valve body, but after a power flush probably means sludge was dislodged and is clogging the passage. It looks like your probably going to need a full rebuild soon.
 

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Thanks guys for all your replies. This now sounds like I need to start a fundraiser to replace my transmission. I'll have to look definitely more into this. I really thought I could have gotten away with just doing a little bit of the work without the trans coming out. Now I know that is not true.
 
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