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Old 12-11-2010, 01:50 PM
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I like to know any instruction on how to replace a transmission shift solenoid for 2000 dodge caravan is it something easy to do or best to pay some one.
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Old 12-12-2010, 12:59 AM
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SOLENOID/PRESSURE SWITCH ASSEMBLY
REMOVAL
Disconnect battery negative cable.
Remove air cleaner assembly.
Remove the Transmission Control module (TCM) Transmission Control Module (TCM)
Disconnect and remove the input speed sensor Input Speed Sensor
Disconnect the transmission oil cooler lines. Cap off hoses and fittings to prevent foreign matter intrusion.
Disconnect the solenoid/pressure switch assembly connector.
Remove the three solenoid/pressure switch assembly-to-transaxle case bolts Attaching Bolts
Remove solenoid/pressure switch assembly and gasket Solenoid/Pressure Switch Assembly and Gasket
CAUTION: Be sure to keep foreign material from entering ports in transaxle case. Erratic transaxle operation and/or failure can result

INSTALLATION
Install solenoid/pressure switch assembly to case using a new gasket Solenoid/Pressure Switch Assembly and Gasket
Install bolts and torque to 13 Nm (110 in. lbs.) Attaching Bolts
Install 8-way connector and torque screw to 4 Nm (35 in. lbs.)
Uncap and install transmission oil cooler lines.
Install input speed sensor Input Speed Sensor and torque to 27 Nm (20 ft. lbs.)
Install Transmission Control Module (TCM) Transmission Control Module (TCM)
Install air cleaner assembly.
Connect battery negative cable.
Perform Transaxle Quick Learn Procedure. Refer to Service Procedures.
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Old 12-12-2010, 03:15 AM
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You think this is something i should try my self or just pay some one.
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You can do it yourself. Its really not that hard. All you need is a 8mm or 5/16 socket and a 10mm socket with a long extension.
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Is this procedure that simple on all years? I have a 1996 with a 3.0 that needs a new solenoid pack also. Also, is there a link to the transmission re-learn procedure you spoke of?
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1996 3.0's didn't come with a solenoid pack. They were 3speed transmissions in the van in 1996, 1997 with the 3.0.

As for replacing the pack, you also must have an inch-pound torque wrench so you can properly torque the 3 bolts. 105 inch-lbs.
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Old 02-26-2011, 06:55 PM
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I was looking at the parts on ebay, one shows a sort of rectangular thing with 3 short tubes in the middle, and the other is something just larger than a spark plug. Do you which one I have & what it takes to replace it? My local tranny shop says $350 but that seems high since I assume I can do this on my own with a bit of clear information here.
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Old 02-26-2011, 07:50 PM
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I was looking at the parts on ebay, one shows a sort of rectangular thing with 3 short tubes in the middle, and the other is something just larger than a spark plug. Do you which one I have & what it takes to replace it? My local tranny shop says $350 but that seems high since I assume I can do this on my own with a bit of clear information here.
Well, I think the Solenoid pack cost $220 ish, $350 for parts and labor isn't that bad.
If you have experience with wrench, it is not hard at all. Just go easy on those bolts, They are small and fragile. If you snap it, you are doomed.

What clearer infomation do you need? Take out the air filter box, you can see the nuts and bolts holding the solenoid back in, and two trans cooler line on top of it. just start unbolting them.
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3.0 caravans in 1996 don't have a solenoid pack. 3.0's in 1996 didn't come with overdrive transmissions.
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i have one in my driveway that says your wrong 22Dodge22
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