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Old May 28th, 2008, 10:01 AM   #1
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I know this has been discussed everywhere, but I wanted some opinions...

I'm debating making the mods to the AW4 to control the shifting. Here is the article:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=273048

Similar kits sell for $90-$200, but it costs like....$15 in parts, so I'd rather do it myself.

I haven't been able to find good answers as to whether this modification will cause a greatly shortened life for the trans or not.

Also, what are the different signals sent for reverse, neutral, or park (every write-up seems to only list the forward gears)?

Other opinions?

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Old May 28th, 2008, 10:30 AM   #2
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thats because all the writeups still use the factory shifter for those. there is actually a linkage used to shift the tranny into reverse, neutral, park. the forward gears use the computer.
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Bhumz...I guess I'll have to keep the factory shifter too...

Does anyone know how much current those solenoids pull?

Does whatever forward gear you're in effect anything when you shift into reverse?

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Also, nobody mentions the other wires. Are they left connected and untouched?
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Is this bad for the trans?

Does cutting the 12V line from the trans effect anything???

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you won't have a reverse signal
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