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If the "lock-up" clutch on the torque converter is getting engaged at inconvenient time you would get the conditions that you describe. The lock-up torque converter is there to provide direct-drive when you are running at highway speeds. That can give you a little better economy. If you un-plug the torque converter you will mask the problem, but the fact is that you probably still have a bad relay or other condition that should be repaired. No, it probably won't hurt anything. But lock-up is there for a reason. I have but 300,000 miles on a 1986 with the lock-up clutch disconnected. My 1985 has 200,000 with the lock-up disconnected. Gms oem prosessor chip brings in the lock-up at speeds to slow for the 2.5 DUKE to handle. Take it from me a 500,000 mile guy disconnect the D--- thing! GETERDONE!

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Q: Would an 88 Chevy Celebrity run fine for around town use with no damage to the car if you unplug the torque converter so it will not lunge violently and die on hot days?
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