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Transmission fuse blowing

When I turn the switch on to start the truck, the fuse #20 in the instrument panel fuse box, blows. The diagram says it is the transmission. It caused the check gauges light to come on and to stop the transmission from shifting into first gear when it is in drive. I called the mechanic who recently rebuilt the transmission to see if he had any ideas, he told me it was probably the downshift solenoid. After I replaced the solenoid it didn't fix the problem. Any ideas?

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Unplug trans and see if it still does this if so short in wires if not bad solenoid.

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