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What does a lock up solinoid do? If bad will it keep engine from starting?

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The lock up solenoid locks the torque converter so that is a direct link between the transmission and the engine. If the lock up solenoid is stuck or the torque converter is stuck in the locked position the vehicle should still start but will die as soon as you put it into gear.

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