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Automatic transmission won"t upshift unless you let up on throttle.overdrive doesn't appear to be working even though indicator light come on and off with button operation,also manuel downshift with lever doesn't appear to work.

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OVERDRIVE OFF SWITCH

DESCRIPTION The overdrive OFF (control) switch is located in the shift lever arm.
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juan: there is a cable which comes from the transmission to the throttle linkage. This is called the TV (throttle valve) cable. This is designed to work in conjunction with the position of the throttle. I'm sure you heard the term "KICK DOWN SWITCH". Well this essentially is doing the same thing. If the cable is out of adjustment, it will have a tendency to want to downshift into 3rd.
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