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Check engine light came on

Within a few minutes of the check engine light comming on my car began shifting very hard (auto trans). From a stop, shifting from 1st to 2nd to 3rd feels like a car behind me is bumping into my rear end. Once I'm in high gear and cruising it runs fine. Had a free test at Autozone and got code #2716. It's an 06 and has 96000 mi. hiway, so my wuarantee is up. Do I have to eat this one or was there some kind of "hidden" recall? I think the part is approx. $800. Can I just "plug" it in myself or should I take it to the dealer to do? Thanx Ed.

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  • emmettrose19 Jun 22, 2009

    how easy is it to get to this...from the top under the hood or crawling underheath it. Is there a photo somewhere that shows actual location. bolts?screws? Any other store to purchase?

    auto zone? advanced auto parts?

  • emmettrose19 Jun 22, 2009

    how do I get the part # and buy the right one for this problem, specifically.

  • emmettrose19 Jun 22, 2009

    how do I get the part#? Does the auto part stores have a look-up for this part? I don't have a u-wrench-it in New York?

  • emmettrose19 Jun 22, 2009

    transmission control solenoid looked under hood it was on the top slightly towards driver's not passenger....had 3 philips screws...3 or 4 wires coming off the top that lead to a wiring harnass you have do anything with wires or trace to source or just clip into the new part. I'm worried about disconnecting anything that's computer related. no one seems to have this part. unable to locate part - auto zone- advanced auto.

  • emmettrose19 Jun 23, 2009

    Does anyone have any info on if I have to d anything with wiring attached to selinoid. Seems wiring comes off of part and then into another bunch of wires contained in a wiring tube? Seems auto zone and other stores do not carry part? Need to replace transmission solinoid. It seems to be located more towads the driver's side towards the back near transmission, am I right?

    Any advice on these questions, please

  • emmettrose19 Jun 23, 2009

    I called Toyota headquarters in California becaue I have 96,000 miles they will not fix under warranty. It would have been covered if 8 years/ 80,000 miles. If I don't fix myself, $800 - $1,000 at dealership.

    Does anyone know if dealerships are fixing this problem for free even with mileage over 80,000??????

  • emmettrose19 Jun 23, 2009

    What is fix"under TSB" .....also in the replace/repair --it mentions imput vin #. what does that mean, where do I do that, I'm sure how to do that,

    do I have to disconnect the battery to reset the computer because even after solinoid replace, car still MIGHT concognize the problem, true???

  • emmettrose19 Jun 23, 2009

    Do I just replace the solinoid or does it involve any of the wiritng as taking the wiring out or any wiring procedure. any special repair kit from dealer. I was told that I needed a "special" tool and kit from the dealer.

    Told I wouldn't be able to do this myself!!!!!!!



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It's the tramissin pressure control solinoid, about $50.00. depends on where you get it, best place to get one is from a "u-wrench-it" store. its on the top right side of tramission 3 screws and a plug kinda hard to reach unless you got small hands, but easy fix...a dealership will cost you about 800.00-1000.00 because they will tell you they need to drop trany to reach it( they dont need too, they just want to charge you the labor for it, while the mechanic will say he took 4-5 hours to fix reality is hell do it in about 45 min.

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  • hockey5972 Jun 22, 2009

    several ways to find part #, buy a chiltons manual for you make/year model car....VERY wise investment($20-30) any autozone/advance auto will have them. or CALL do not take car there or they will try to tell you its a problem we can fix quick blah blah... a dealership and ask a new solinoid and how much and part number, or call advnace autoauto zone pep boys they will know it or look it up for you.

    ***the transmission solinoid is found under car solinoid is on top/right side passenger side of car. it is usally 2-3 small screws philips head type. and click type receiver.

    **I used "u-wrench-it" generally its a junk yard where you can walk in lot and take parts off cars yourself...sometimes a very good way to find parts. IE: and water solinoid for a mini van runs $178.00 at parts store and dealership give or take $10.00. I walk onto a "u-wrench-it" found same make van, cost me $5.00. and 10 minutes of my time.

  • hockey5972 Jun 23, 2009

    OK, my bad forgot for a moment toyota has a transverse engine so yes you are looking at the right part, if you follow leads back in wire harness/ conduit (thats the wrapping around the wires) somewhere along it there should be a clip, have you tried to call a dealer for the part? Did you get a chiltons manual yet? these will help you so much in any home maintenance you perform.

  • hockey5972 Jun 23, 2009

    UPDATE!!! Please print and read friend of mine from yota dealership informed me of this is extended to '06 models also, print and take to dealersship for them to fix under TSB, also be aware that you be without car for a bit seems part is on back-order fr sometime...

  • hockey5972 Jun 23, 2009

    If it doesn't have clip then yes you need cut and rewire car, it is easier than dealership is saying they just want your MONEY. a wire kit will cost you 10-30 bucks depeneding on nice you go, all you do is put red to red blue to blue black to black or whatever colors the wires are. the easiest way is to cut wires trim off leads to expose wires and use "heat-shrink" to connect the two ends. use a hair dryer to heat the heatshrink.(repost if you dont know what how to use heat shrink ill explane it futher for you) when you buy the part it should have some directions with with it. yes always disconnect the battery when doing any rewiring work its safer!!



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