91 Dx hatch automatic transmission interchange??

elliott

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My stock transmission had a bearing come apart in it so I purchased a transmission off ebay. But the one they sent me has 2 solenoids instead of the 1 solenoid on top mine has mine has. Everything else looks the same.

1) can this transmission be used

2) do I need to just run a 12v wire to a toggle to lock out 4th now? -- I don't mind I paid 200 for the car =)

I rely need to drive my car and it has already been apart for 2wks. If this will work or can be swapped Im game.

Stock tranny number L4 -9015224 - mpm985

Ebay transmission MROA-1000750
 

Otto85

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Might want to get the code off the front of the transmission, that will let whoever can help Kno exactly which tranny you got

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elliott

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Might want to get the code off the front of the transmission, that will let whoever can help Kno exactly which tranny you got

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Are those not the codes I listed?
 

elliott

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Yes that is what I ordered off of ebay. But it came just as ike the one pictured in the link you with 2 solenoids not 1 as mine has. Can anybody tell me the difference between the 1 and 2 solenoid transmission. OR how the solenoids work? weather they fire momentary for shifting stay active while in certain gears?
 


elliott

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Correct I know what transmission I need. That is not in question. The question was if the other 2 solenoid version could be made to work.

While info was not clear on the web since nobody cares about automatics.

I took the new trans apart and the second solenoid only operates a overdrive lockout. Which is not present on the ml4a transmission. Since the solenoids are just 12v charged I was able just to plug my single wire in to the shift solenoid. Leaving the lock out un plugged. Drives like new again. I may wire a toggle for the lockout to use on long hiway drives.

But the answer is: yes the 2 solenoid m4 transmission will bolt on and work just as the ml4a did.

Thank all for the help.
 

Edward603

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THANK YOU.... this has been my question for a few months now, and like you, I couldn't get a straight answer...from anyone. I know it's been a while....have you had any further issues? Now I can buy a transmission and get back on the road.
Ed
 

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Mr.Baker

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All 88-91 d series transmissions will swap, bolt up and interchange, manual or automatic.
 

Edward603

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All 88-91 d series transmissions will swap, bolt up and interchange, manual or automatic.
Thank you all for the help I found on this forum. I did find a transmission, and now I need a bit of help installing it. What I seen and read tells me it is not the hardest job in the world...the hardest part is finding anyone to help me! LOL. I will no doubt do it all myself as is often the case, but from a wheelchair, it's a lot harder than it sounds. Wish me luck. (PS: I was told to not worry about the second solenoid...it will work fine without it wired in) So, I will learn about that next, and post my findings.
 

Mr.Baker

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I will no doubt do it all myself as is often the case, but from a wheelchair, it's a lot harder than it sounds.
I would think accomplishing that would be damn near impossible.
You don't have any buddies you can draft to help you out?
 

Edward603

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Thank you Mr. Baker,
You seem to be very knowledgeable about this topic. Yes, It will be damn "NEAR" impossible, even if at one time I was a very accomplished mechanic,,,,, soo?. This will, without doubt, take me a lot longer than any group of novices, But I believe I can and will get it done, and now with crowd sourcing for solutions that will come up, I feel a lot more positive. Becoming disabled and what happens to all your friends is a topic for a different forum. LOL. I will keep the group posted.
Picked up the "Correct" single solenoid tranny locally for $200. Next hurdle, getting it out of the hatch of my Subaru! TTYL Edd
....................................a journey of a thousand miles starts with one step.
 

Mr.Baker

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Becoming disabled and what happens to all your friends is a topic for a different forum. LOL. I will keep the group posted.
That's super shitty that people peace out like that and aren't willing to help, I'm sorry to hear that.
 



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