View Full Version : 51 Champion 6 cyl w/OD

05-01-2006, 09:01 PM
The overdrive on my Champion 4 door, 6 cylinder with overdrive doesn't want to shift down out of overdrive when I push down on the accelerator all the way. What do I need to check or fiz? Roger

05-01-2006, 09:29 PM
kickdown switch on throttle linkage and associated wiring...

good luck


55 Commander Starlight
62 Daytona hardtop

05-02-2006, 12:14 AM
As a temporary measure until you solve the problem you can get it to shift down by turning the ignition off and back on quickly.

Don Wilson
53 Commander Hardtop
64 Champ 1/2 ton
WA state

05-02-2006, 11:28 PM
My 51 Champion comes out of OD when I push the pedal all the way down only once in a while, but I can get it to come out every time if I let of the gas for a moment then mash it to the floor.

05-03-2006, 09:09 AM
Thanks for your feedback guys. I will try your ideas. Roger

05-03-2006, 06:01 PM
When my kickdown wasn't working I would just shift to second gear! Champ [8D]

05-03-2006, 10:55 PM

Have you tried adjusting the threads on the kickdown switch that's mounted on the accelerator bellcrank, to give a more positive contact when you want to drop out of OD?