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2000 dodge grand caravan 3.3L engine. Transmission is leaking from somewhere up front. Appears to be the shift solenoid! Any body heard of this???????

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    John Liscar Mar 24, 2009

    I have exactly the same problem. My mechanic says that it needs to be replaced. you can find much cheaper replacements on line and don't forget all of the gaskets and seals, he told me today that if he purchases the replacement part with his labor it will run about $300 to replace...

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Yes very common problem on these?

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  • What has happened is your transmission solenoid pack has gone bad. Not to worry, this is an easy fix.

  1. You need to purchase a transmission solenoid pack and a gasket.
  2. You can take your chances with a salvage yard or you can get one off of e-bay for about half of what the dealer will charge you or you can go to the dealer.
  3. Pop your hood and look on the top of the transmission. That little black box is the transmission solenoid.
  4. Clean the area around the solenoid real well with a shop rag.
  5. Remove the connector hooked onto the solenoid.
  6. You may have a linkage to pop off.
  7. Now remove the long bolts holding it into the transmission.
  8. Now wiggle the solenoid out.
  9. Reverse to finish.
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