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Re: erotic upshift indicator (maybe I mean erratic)

"Jeremiah Curry" <jeremiahcurry@sprintmail.com> writes:

>My understanding is that the upshift works by telling if you are 
>the engine too high while not accelerating.  It won't ever go in 5th 
>you can't shift up.  Mine shows the indicator whenever i go over 2000 
>and am not accelerating.  That is what it should do right?

Ahhhh, no, not quite.  The upshift indicator is nothing
more than a switch attached to a vacuum line. (Not 
attached anymore in most cars, as owners considered it
a useless distraction.) This is also the case with most
cars that have an "economy" gauge, nothing more than
a vacuum sensor or switch.


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