Th e trans solenoid pack is located on the trans just under the air box, it has a cover on it that says DO NOT REMOVE, there are three bolts on the top and the others you will have to drop the pan and valve body to access. there are seals under/behind it that leak.
The solenoid pack for the transmission has nothing to do with the starter solenoid! The solenoid pack is located under the aircleaner box. Take out the aircleaner box. The solenoid pack is held on by 3 bolts. I believe they are # 10 metric size. You do NOT have to take the transmission drainpan off. It will be on there tight as it has a gasket. You may have to take a mallet or hammer and tap it to loosen it. But it will come off. I will mention that it has 3 little **** on the bottom of it and it will have to raise straight up to be removed. I hope this information helps.
Hey Dave, thanks for the advice on my 2002 town and country!!! I changed the solenoid pack about a month ago and it shifts now like nothing happened. It took me about 2.5 hours. The only thing that was tough in changing it was it was really stuck because of the gasket. All I had to do was go under the motor and hit in an upward motion against the solenoid pack and right away it was free from the transmission. If you have any questions, or need any help, just let me know. Thanks Dave!!!
If we knew the problem it would help to tell you what a solenoid pack may be. There is a such thing as a solenoid but there is not a way for it to leak so I would rule that out. The solenoid is a part in between the ignition and the starter. It's gives the starter a boost of power to give it the initial start. Some are built in to the starter itself. I would bet that an 02 Neon would have it built in to the starter.
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Has any one of the mechanics you visited explained to you where the leak was coming from? If not ask them again to be more specific.If the reply is from the sump gasket then it is good to go to the second one as he already said that. To renew the gasket you have to remove oil and the sump also you can carry on further by renewing the filter and cleaning the interior of the gearbox.
Your Caravan is most likely equipped with an A-604 transaxle. The solenoid pack is the the box with the black cover on the forward side of the transmission where the wiring harness connects. It is VERY common for the solenoid packs to leak on those transmissions. so I believe the mechanic probably told you correctly.
You DO NOT need to REPLACE the solenoid pack. you need to RESEAL the solemoid pack. It is not very difficult to do and the seal kits are available at the dealer. Most aftermarket parts suppliers do not carry seals for these, but you can check with your local supplier if you like. It only take about an hour to do the job professionally, so if anyone tries to charge you any more labor than that, they are ripping you off.
Also there are some lazy, or inexperienced, or just plain rip-off, mechanics that might try to tell you that you have to purchase a complete solenoid pack.
if it is the trans pan is what you are talking about then it is sealed by rtv silicone but you should check if it is the cooler lines leaking down to the pan and looking like the pan there is also a solenoid pack on some vehicles that leaks down as well.
Sounds like solenoid on starter has packed it in Try crossing solenoid terminal (small wire on solenoid) to power feed on starter (End of battery cable) If nothing happens Remove starter & renew solenoid
the trans shift solenoid pack is bolted to the side of the trans closer to the radiator. it is rather large and there are three 10mm bolts holding it to the trans. it is under the input speed sensor and just under the spot where the cooler lines go into the trans.
p1494 isnt for the purge solenoid it is for a mechanical switch failure detected in the leak detection pump. as long as the pump has vacuum going to it the likely cause is the pump itself. it is attached to the vapor canister
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.