Did my Camaro have a TCS system

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  1. lapedr

    lapedr Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I am confused about the TCS switch and if my Camaro had one originally or not. My Camaro originally was a 72 Sport Coupe, with warning lights, P/S, manual disc brakes, floor console, non-AC, L65 350 engine, and TH350 trans. The reason I ask is because I am rebuilding the engine and am ready to install the temp sender switches. My assembly manual shows that the drivers side uses a 2-prong temp sender, and on the pass side it uses a single prong temp sender. I guess I want to know if that is the correct setup for warning lights and no AC.
     
  2. twozs

    twozs Veteran Member

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    i should . is there a plug on the transmission ?
     
  3. lapedr

    lapedr Veteran Member Gold Member

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    No there is no plug on the trans, did they only have TCS with TH400 I wonder
     
  4. 70lt1z28

    70lt1z28 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I wouldn't think it would have much to do with the choice of transmission. When spec'd for a particular car, it was on whether it was a 4 speed or auto. Since it was an emissions thing. Did your car have an A.I.R. pump system? It seems to follow that but not always.
     
  5. twozs

    twozs Veteran Member

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    it doesn't have anything to do with what type of transmission . TCS will have a plug on the transmission to let the system know it's in high gear . TCS limits the amount of spark advance in high or drive gear under a predetermined temperature . once the coolant (or ambient temp ) is up to temp the system is disabled . so the system would need to know " high gear " on the transmission ..... hence the plug ...
     
  6. twozs

    twozs Veteran Member

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    well all i can answer for is 1973 and ..... NO TCS on L65 with auto trans .. air pump YES . its in the assembly manual though if you have a 72 .
     
  7. lapedr

    lapedr Veteran Member Gold Member

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    No air pump thx everyone
     
  8. twozs

    twozs Veteran Member

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    who said that . 4 bbl motors had air pumps
     
  9. lapedr

    lapedr Veteran Member Gold Member

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    There is a what looks like a pipe plug near the fill tube on the trans isnt this for band adjustment though?
     
  10. 70lt1z28

    70lt1z28 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Here is an image of a turbo 350 with the TCS switch:
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    Looks like it is right in front of the dipstick tube.
     

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