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Pontiac Aztek Pressuer Control Solenoid

How labor intensive is it to replace a Pressure Control Solenoid on a 2001 Pontiac Aztek? I want to have it replaced when I change my trans fluid.

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  • sigepkarwash Jun 21, 2009

    tcude1, I am a big believer in doing the trans fluid + filter change every 50K or so. My car is now at 138K and since it has an oil leak I might as well have the trans fluid and filter done while they are fixing the leak.

    Why is it that dealers don't pull off trans pans to do a fluid change? They tell me that A) a vehicle over 75K is more likely to leak so they don't want to pull the pan off thus leaving the filter where it is B) Their machine is so advanced that when it sucks out the old fluid it gets it all, yeah right.

    So the place I go to now will pull the pan and filter and side cover while they are at it, will they be able to flush the system thouroughly and make sure no contaminents are at the pressure switch area?



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They will have to remove trans end cover to perform this,will take several hours to perform.

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  • Tommy Cude Jun 21, 2009

    The best way to me is to replace filter so it can continue to do ist job,but, the problem with pc solenoid is not ussually debri. It is either shorting out or has open.oN VERY HIGH MILEAGE IT DOES NOT HURT TO PERFORM FLUSH 1ST ,then service filter.Little more exspensive.I am assuming this has a gm motor and trans.Some trans only have a screen not an accual filter.In that case flush is ok by itself.



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