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Tranmission solenoid 2005 pontiac vibe

It shiff out hard engine light is on how hard is it to change trans solenoil and do you have to pull motor out to change?its a 2005 pontiac vibe automatic and do you think this is the problem?

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  • shardy002 Jan 21, 2009

    2005 vibe engine light came on to stay-transmission shifts hard from 1st to 2nd. Auto Zone computer said it was transmission shift control solenoid.

    My garage called everywhere and it cannot be bought. So, where does that leave me when I do not have money to take to Pontiac garage for repair?

  • rhawng Jan 28, 2009

    Pressure Control Solenoid "D" Electrical and oxygen sensor is defective. What does this mean? How does this affect the car? We just bought it 4 days ago. Thanks, Rhawn

  • Anonymous Apr 05, 2009

    My engine light came on and when I had it checked it said that is was the shift valve solenoid. My car is shifting rough mainly from 1st to 2nd gear. It seems to be a very common problem. I took the car to several repair shops and was told to take it to the dealership. I have a pontiac vibe 2006 with 75k miles.

  • EFUA ADJEI May 02, 2013

    AM HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM. THE SHIFT FROM FIRST TO SECOND GEAR DRAGS. ALSO SHIFTING INTO REVERSE OR DRIVE IS NOT SMOOTH.

  • EFUA ADJEI May 02, 2013

    HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM. SHIFTING INTO REVERSE AND DRIVE IS NOT SMOOTH. THE CHANGE FROM FIRST TO SECOND GEAR IS ALSO DRAGS

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We had the computer code p2716 on our 2005 pontiac vibe -shift solenoid. gm says to replace the pcm before you do anything else.  we tried this and it works.

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