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Old 10-17-2011, 11:41 AM
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I have a code on my check engine light for the govenor pressure sensor. I have called my local Aamco and they will replace it for $440. I have been doing some research and it appears its not that hard to do and it is located under the transmission pan. I called advanced auto, pep boys, etc.. and they have no idea what a govenor pressure sensor is. Is it called something else or can you only get it from the dealer? Also is it just right inside the transmission pan? See pic below that I found online. Parts from Dodge Sensor 120...solenoid 155

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Yes, it is called a governor pressure sensor. I don't see it listed at Rockauto either. There are some on Fleabay for about $100.
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I have to call Dodge and give them my VIN to get my transmission model as the solenoid and sensor are different for the three different trans models. I found the parts on Aut Zone but they are called something different so thats why it was hard to find. Amaco pisses me off they wanted 440 to change 200 in parts. I am glad I researched this
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ok wow glad I did research. So far I got the service manual, read up on how to do this (not hard), I need to get someone at home to read me my VIN so I can get the trans model number from the dealer, then call NAPA or whoever and get the parts. I am thinking of just changing the sensor and not both the sensor and solenoid and seeing if it works. The up side is if it works I save abotu 100 the downside is if it doesnt i have to take the pan off again
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Got one done in my moms jeep(42re) 265 out the door. They replaced both for the fact he said they like to fail together.
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If you send me a pm with the last 9 of the vin, I would be able to tell you what transmission you have and the part numbers too.
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i called the dodge dealer today and i found out i was right and have a 42RE tranmission. This is the governor pressure sensor i found
http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/Ca...(P_RecType%3aA)

This is the governor pressure solenoid that i am being told by Napa to get but this looks like more than just the solenoid. please help with this one
http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/Ca...(P_RecType%3aA)
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I can't get the links to work.
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Try it this way go to napaonline.com and search for the solenoid part number - ECH TCS565 and the sensor part number - ATP 16493 by using the FIND A PART in the top right corner of the page on napaonline.com
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The governor pressure sensor looks right.

That's not the governor solenoid in the picture. That's the overdrive solenoid.

Master Tech offered to get you the part #'s. You may pay a little more but at least you know you're getting the right part.
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The Mopar part numbers are 4617210 governor solenoid, 5602819AD transducer sensor, 52118789 trans filter, and 4295875AC pan gasket. I would buy mopar parts, Because you don't know if you will get the right parts from the other stores. You do know the picture in your first post is a 46RE transmission?
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Where do I buy Mopar parts? At the dealer only? Yea Master Tech I found th epic and just posted it as a reference. I was told by all these trans shops that the sensor and solenoid were a pain to get to and required hours of labor. After reading up and seeing that pic I was so pissed. I hate mechanics.........worse than lawyers
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I hate mechanics.........worse than lawyers
I'd probably refine that comment if you're looking for help. Lots of mechanics are on this site and at least 2 are trying to help you now.

You can get Mopar parts from your dealer or online. Google is your friend.

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Took the trans shop 4hrs start to finish to get the one done in my moms jeep. Call around and see what trans shops are charging.
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I called around a while back and the going rate was about 400-500 and since we just bought a house thats not going to happen.
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Called my local dodge scam, I mean dealer and

4617210 governor solenoid 158.96
5602819AD transducer sensor 124.71

Way more expensive then Napa or other part stores but if I have to I have to
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How's less than $100 for both and the numbers cross reference. There are lots of places to check. Here's one:

Solenoid:

http://www.transmissionpartsusa.com/...-000053396.htm

Sensor:

http://www.transmissionpartsusa.com/...-00053397a.htm

Do get a filter from the dealer though. Aftermarket ones are crap.
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ok so the governor pressure sensor and solenoid are changed. I went to the local junk yard and took them out of a 2000 ram V6 (yes same trans model number and same part numbers) I paid 10 dollars for the parts and not the 270.00 my local dodge dealer wanted for them. I then went and got a new trans filter and gasket and got to work. Very easy job. Took maybe 30-45min if you take out the draining time. It is shifting again but the service engine light has not gone out. When should a expect that to go out
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ok so the governor pressure sensor and solenoid are changed. I went to the local junk yard and took them out of a 2000 ram V6 (yes same trans model number and same part numbers) I paid 10 dollars for the parts and not the 270.00 my local dodge dealer wanted for them. I then went and got a new trans filter and gasket and got to work. Very easy job. Took maybe 30-45min if you take out the draining time. It is shifting again but the service engine light has not gone out. When should a expect that to go out
Might have to unplug the the battery for a little bit.
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the check engine light went out after driving around a bit. I called and asked the dodge dealer how much trans fluid i needed to put in and the guy said 4-5 qt if you didnt empty the crankcase and also told me to check the level in park......both are of coarse wrong. After checking the level in N as it states in the service manual I added about 9 and a half or so and i am right at the fill mark in N. And they wonder why we fix this stuff ourself. i feel safer doing it myself then having them do it. Anyway I will let you know how it goes. so far so good
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