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2004 Ford Explorer Needs new switch solenoid Where is it located? How do I drain an refill transmission ? How long will itake to do job? Where can I buy solenoid?

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  • Michele Jones Jan 21, 2013

    hey thanks guys okay replaced the starter definately neededincluded the start solenoid (attached) , then replaced the starter coil whew running then had to reset fuel pump switch and by the way the pump and filters are good.... now my battery do=esnt' seem to hold a charge after running for two days starts with jump !!! I feel its the alternator? could anything else be draining the life outta the battery? and no the battery tests good oh and no I haven't left any electrial on during this time. no lights radio etc .... Help really getting frustrated also I could get that solenoid light out and changed for the trans but have to get it to the auto zone to find which code it is still!

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Need more information. What switch solenoid? Starter solenoid? To drain a automatic transmission, commonly the transmission pan needs to be removed. Some are lucky enough to have a drain plug, but its not real common. When doing that, its a good idea to buy a filter kit for it. It comes with a replacement filter & pan gasket. To refill it, get a small funnel that fits in the transmission dipstick tube and pour in fluid.

Posted on Jan 11, 2013

  • Michele Jones Jan 12, 2013

    Hi Sean
    Thanks for replying 1st :-)
    Okay I don't know the code will go back and find out run test again, unfortunately my O/D light and service engine light went off! Is this good luck probably not huh!!! Lol
    Okay I don't have a dipstick to refill have to pump it in thru drain. ***** set up! Minor slipping, but since it stopped. IDK replacing serpentine belt and starter this weekend waiting for more tips. About the solenoid or light to come on so I can get the code read. Thanks for any future insight and advice very much appreciated

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SOURCE: 1998 ford explorer is having a transmission slip

Shift solenoid is typically WHEN to shift, not slipping.
Bands and fluid are slipping (and sometimes pump).

Cheap test, remove old, install new fluid... test.
If it works - congrats.
If not, AAMCO or other transmission place for a real test.

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SOURCE: Drain plug for 1998 Ford Explorer auto transmission 4x4

It does not have a drain plug. You have to loosen the bolts that hold the drain pan and let the fluid drain out that way.

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SOURCE: 1996 ford explorer v-6 4x4

If you're asking about the electronic pressure control solenoid, it's on the driver side of the valve body. There are 4 sols on that side, it's the one closest to the rear. It's bigger & heavier than the other 3.

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SOURCE: 1999 ford explorer-Solenoid switch location?

solenoid switch is on top of starter . thare is also a starter relay in the fuse box under the hood . find this relay and see if it clicks when the key is turned over.get someone to turn key while you put your finger on the relay if its clicking then the starter solenoid is bad,some of thesesolenoids must be replaced with the starter.

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SOURCE: Location of Shift Solenoid in 1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer?

They are round "cans" with wires attached. You should have SSA, SSB, SSC, Torque converter and Pressure Control solenoids. They control pressures and have no mechanical linkage.

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