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Where is the shift solenoid located?I have a new one, but can't find where it goes. I have looked inside of the tranny pan. It seems to be an enclosed switch.

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  • faitster Feb 22, 2009

    I need to replace the shif solenoid in my trans as well.... WHERE IS IT! HELP!



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SOURCE: What does code P0753 Shift Solenoid mean?

P0753 means your powertrain computer detects a continuous open, short to ground or short to power in the circuit to your transmission's 1-2 shift solenoid. When the code is active, your transmission runs in a fail safe/limp home mode that only lets certain gear ratios function in the transmission.

The solenoid in your application looks like this
1edc2e6.jpg and it is located sometimes on the side of the transmission, but my guess is from the looks of it, it might be found inside the transmission, only accessible with the oil pan removed.
The problem might be the solenoid itself, or the wiring going to the solenoid from the computer that controls the transmission, or the computer itself.

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SOURCE: transmission solenoid location? is a great web site to find just about anything you need for your car. It shows detailed illustrations and all that good stuff. Hope this helps.

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SOURCE: shift solenoid

sorry only manuals sold in spain,havent a clue

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SOURCE: 2001 jimmy code p0758 shift solenoid B

no juust the tranny pan its a simple job

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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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