View Full Version : 79 deville downshift problem

08-09-11, 02:22 PM
hi guys. my 79 deville is giving me a problem when i kick it in for passing. i've put a new intake in it, put new choke pulloffs on it,plugs wires, cap,, roto, and module in it. it is running pretty good as it is. my buddy and i rode in it last night and he thinks it a detent problem. i adjusted the detent switch but it runs the same. i'm wondering if the switch itself is bad, any ideas? thanks

08-09-11, 10:57 PM
ok, i think i understand the kicdown system on the 79. the kickdown switch is on the side of the carb and it activates the kickdown solinoid in the transmission, so i'm thinking the switch or the solinoid is bad. anybody experience this?

08-10-11, 12:48 AM
Using a test light, make sure you have power to it. If you do, hit the throttle and make sure you have power to the other side.