I thought I would follow up on what happened with the auto tranny. I received the new TCC solenoid and installed it, well the torque converter quit locking up and everything seemed fine. I hit the interstate to see if at 46 mph it would lock up and low and behold it behaved exactly like it should. Punch the brake several times to confirm it was unlocking and it did.
Back to two lane roads and everything was fine no more locking up at any speed, so back to the interstate and home with a big smile on me face that didn't last long. Guess what? now it won't lockup at all
All this has to be related to the TCC lockup solenoid, what I don't understand is another bad new solenoid. I am getting tired of climbing under this thing
Oh well at least you can drive it, this is way better than locking up at any speed which would be the equivalent of not having drive. I will order another new solenoid but I bet I wait until spring to replace it, this should give enough time for the tranny fluid smell to get off me.