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I have a 1997 chevy cavalier, the tranny won't shift out of second gear,took it to tranny shop, they told me it was a shifter solenoid which they relaced,but the engine light still stays ON.it still shows that a solenoid is still bad, they told me it might be the car brain or computer,they could'nt fix it so they told me to pick-up the car from their shop free of charge. can you help me,? any suggestions?

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The only effective way to isolate this fault is a wiring harness pin out test, only the dealer has this very expensive peice of equipment, one issue you might want to test yourself is the connector to the transmission on the outside of the case, water can intrude into it ans cause thes types of problems, pull the connector and clean it with contact cleaner from any radio shack, it is worht a try.

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