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The converter locking in the clutch is how the trans cools through the cooler. So if you have converter issues and a slipping overdrive. That is going to result in excessive heat which is going to end up ruining all your seals, then clutch discs are going to fail. There is not alot you can do to prevent the damage. After 15 minutes of driving it is going to get to hot and more damage is going to start occurring turning this semi overhaul into a full fledged overhaul.
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That is correct, if you can keep the temp down and avoid the known gear not working then you will be limiting more damage. The converter clutch only engages above 45mph to cool, and prevent high rpms, and to gain mpg. If you drive it this way above 45 it is going to begin to get hot.