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Buick Skylark Torque Converter Clutch Can Stick After Extended Freeway Driving

Buick Skylark Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995

Average Mileage: 61,385 mi (47,770 mi - 75,000 mi)


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.

  • , , 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.

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  • some time it will not go in to gear after it stops and start up and try to put into drive have to wait a while then the at will go

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  • , , 75,000 mi

    When I drive 30+ miles freeway and then come to a stop off an exit, the engine will stall. It starts back up, but will stall again when put in gear. After 5 or 10 minute rest it starts back up and acts as if nothing is wrong. I haven't had it fixed yet.

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