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Where is the shift solenoid on a 2008 escape

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Well, the actual solenoids are inside of the transmission, you can see them by removing the trans pan. If it wont go into any gear however, this is not your problem. Normally even if you unplug an electric trans it will default to second gear, and still move normally in reverse. Can you feel 'detents' when you move the shifter from park, or is it really easy to move? If you feel the detents, then it sounds like an internal transmission problem to me. The pump would be my first guess.

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