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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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