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Old 03-13-2008, 07:25 PM
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has anyone ever installed a shift solenoid into their truck? if so do you have any advice. thanks.
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Old 03-13-2008, 07:39 PM
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We pulled the valve body and also changed the pressure switch and OD selenoids. I can't remember if you have to pull the valve body to do just the switch. Seems to me it was easier to do with it out, but its a PITA to do. My "helper" who builds Dodge trannies for a living believes its a good idea to change all that stuff at once.
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Old 03-13-2008, 07:59 PM
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what does a shift silinoid do
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Old 03-14-2008, 12:00 AM
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I bought my truck with the solenoid needing to be replaced, the dealership was set on it being a $800 job and it only came out to about $270.

They control the shift timing on the 47re transmission, mine was malfunctioning causing the truck to start in 2nd slowly accelerate and drop into 1st and run like a bat out of hell. Routinely peeling out while going 25 down the street.
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Old 03-14-2008, 02:08 AM
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I have an extra governor solenoid and pressure sensor that your looking for. The pressure sensor is a four prong which is what you need. Its very simple to change them out. I found a DIY with pics by searching on the web when I did it. I have them both for $110 is you need them. Only problem is that Im in Alaska and shipping will be $5 and take about a week.
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Old 03-14-2008, 11:07 PM
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thanks guys i appreciate the advice. i picked up the part for $75 at the dealership. i will try to put it in this weekend. my problem was shifting from 3rd to 4th it just had a mind of its own. sometimes it wouldnt shift into 4th at all. hopefully this part will work.
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Old 05-18-2008, 01:13 AM
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did replacing this fix your problem from 3rd to 4th, I also have a rough shift from 3rd to 4th. Thanks
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Default shift solenoid

my caravan had the same symptoms... the 2.4L motor has the 3 speed tranny and the problem was that the plug on the top of the torque converter was junk...when i replaced the plug it worked like new.

i know your post was really old but i hope maybe it helped u or someone else
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