The torque converter clutch can stick "on" after extended freeway driving causing the engine to stall when coming to a stop. Our technicians tell us when this occurs, the engine usually will restart and stall when put into gear. After allowing about twenty minutes for the engine and transmission to cool down, the engine will start and the transmission will operate normally. Replacing the torque converter clutch solenoid, transmission filter, and fluid will generally correct this issue.
Car Problem Reports
Buick Skylark Torque Converter Clutch Can Stick After Extended Freeway Driving
Buick Skylark Problem
Visitor, 1993 Buick Skylark, 47,770 mi
On hot days or extended drives the car would stall when coming to a stop. The car would start right back up but as soon as it is put into gear again it stalls. The issue was fixed by unplugging the Transmission converter clutch sensor for the short term. The sensor was replaced to fix the problem overall.