Plastic Parts inside Torqueflite

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Nomen Nescio, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. Nomen Nescio

    Nomen Nescio Guest

    I'm referring to the transaxles in the FWD cars. The neutral safety switch
    / back up lights combo switch is external and replaceable, but the rest of
    the diabolical circuit is a plastic sector inside the transaxle case. Yes,
    a plastic part with switch contacts embedded within.

    Isn't that stupid? How do you fix a busted plastic or bad switch contacts
    (without pulling the whole front end of the automobile apart)? Do they
    make the new ones the same way? What about "electronic transmissions?"
    Are they full of plastic and brass contacts? If so, it gives new meaning
    to the term "automatic trashmission."
    Nomen Nescio, Oct 27, 2005
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    Steve Guest

    That design has been in use since 1967, and I've NEVER seen one fail.
    N-E-V-E-R. EVER. In 38 year-old-vehicles. In vehicles with over 400,000
    miles. NEVER. PERIOD.
    Since it never fails, its obviously adequately engineered and therefore
    not "stupid." On the other hand, you are clearly not as well engineered.
    And you're a troll, too.
    Steve, Oct 27, 2005
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  3. No worse than me a week ago having to pull the fuel tank to fix a 50 cent
    level sender, by just bending the wiper arm a little.

    50 years ago, people swore at screws and other tiny parts that would take a
    $2000 teardown to get at. Today it's switches. Same old, same old.

    Ted Mittelstaedt, Oct 28, 2005
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    Bret Ludwig Guest

    We just bypass the neutral switch and live without the backup lights
    until the trans comes out. But as Ted says it's pretty reliable. Mopar
    has some poor engineering, but this isn't it.
    Bret Ludwig, Nov 3, 2005
  5. I had to go to Google to find the roots of this post. Seems the below was
    the only one that didn't include the words "Nomen Nescio", which explains
    why I saw this post but not the previous ones.

    You people are *still* taking that assnozzle's bait and responding to him.
    Amazing. I mean, Bret here seems new, so he probably doesn't (yet)
    realise, but Steve? Ted? I'm genuinely surprised at the both of you.
    Daniel J. Stern, Nov 3, 2005
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    Steve Guest

    I've told you before- an occasional shot at a troll is good sport. Calms
    my nerves. :)

    Besides, he occasionally says something that people not familiar with
    him *might* take seriously.
    Steve, Nov 3, 2005
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    clemslay Guest

    His msgs often have a line length of zero, then I know I don't need
    the bodies, they have no body. His name is enough to keep me
    from even trying.
    Don't compare him to enema gear, it has a use, although
    either leaves us feeling empty inside.
    clemslay, Nov 15, 2005
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