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A604 solenoid pack interchangability

Have you every ran into a solenoid pack leaking transmission fluid out of the area of the plug connection? After 24 years of trany work this is a first for me. As soon as the fluid gets into the connection, the transmission goes into limp in mode and sets code P0755 2/4 solenoid circuit error. Question I have is can a solenoid pack from a 96' be used to replace a 2000 pack? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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  • Roslyn16 Mar 03, 2009

    same error and was wondering if the curcuit is easy to replace? and where can we get hte instructions



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If I remember right the 2000 solenoid pack is slightly different than the '96. I've only seen that happen myself once. I just called my local bone yard and got a solenoid pack from the same year of trans. and did it that way.

Posted on Sep 27, 2008

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    Lee Quiroz Sep 27, 2008

    I'll do alittle research and find out for sure. I'm not quite 100% on that answer. I'll shoot you an email tomorrow. I'm going to the shop for awhile in the morning and find out for sure for you.

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    Lee Quiroz Sep 28, 2008

    I found out some information for you. The 2 transmission solenoids ARE interchangible after all. the 96 solenoid pack will in fact interchange with the 2000 transmission.



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