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What part is this?

Post by johanmarais »

Well after about three years without a bus I purchased myself a 2.1 Caravelle (ok it's not aircooled BUT it's a "bus")

I've been doing some small fixes this week but one of my big problems is that the auto gearbox does not kick back when you put foot in town.

Can someone maybe tell me if this part is "part" of the kick down system?
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Re: What part is this?

Post by Pine »

I do not know about a Microbus auto gearbox, but the automatic 411 and 412 Variants had a microswitch below the accelerator pedal, if you would 'floor' it it would close the circuit for a solenoid on the gearbox to select a lower gear.

Perhaps the Microbus has a vacuum-based system?

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Post by retrovan »

That looks to be a vacuum kick down and will pull a link in the gearbox to allow the box to kick down.

If you floor the petrol, you cause a high vacuum, and this will tell the box to step down one or more gears.

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Re: What part is this?

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Thanks Herman. So I take it that the cable should not be loose then
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Without vacuum, it should be not pulling, but all slack taken up.

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ah..... just took out the slack and it works a charm.... Thanks Herman

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