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How much does a shift solenoid cost and can I do it myself

When driving I notice that at 55 to 65 the transmission is not shifting and the tachometer is at 2800 rpms to 3500 rpms Do I need a shift solenoid is that external or do I have to take it to a shop

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SOURCE: shift solenoid relay.. internal or external?

Trans model is the 4L60E,and the shift solenoids are mounted on the valve body,just inside the bottom pan.There are 2 shift solenoids,one EPC solenoid (Electronic Pressure Control)One TCC PWM solenoid (Torque Convertor Clutch,Pulse Width Modulated),one 3-2 kickdown solenoid,and a manifold pressure switch.As far as a shift solenoid relay switch,i have never heard of that.The power for the transmission solenoids comes through the ignition switch ,and uses a fuse,not a relay.Accessing the solenoids only requires dropping the bottom pan,and the valve body does not have to be removed,to change the solenoids.The shift solenoids are the TWO solenoids right side by side and look identical..They are the only two solenoids inside the pan that are in fact identical.Good luck.

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You probably have a big issue but you can try changing the fluid and filter you may get lucky and just have a blocked filter or low fluid but my guess is it is something more catastrophic. Good Luck

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Dear Don a,
I recently had a problem with my GMC doing the same thing, and it had the same transmission as yours.
The solutions for mine were the shift solenoids inside the transmission case.
Because I was driving a GMC van/motor home conversion, the local transmission shop could not fix it, so I had to do it myself.
I pulled the transmission pan, ( I had already purchased a transmission pan gasket and filter kit ) and found the two shift solenoids at the bottom edge of the transmission housing, and held on with 2 screws each.
I had to buy the solenoids at the local GMC dealer, they cost me $ 39 each.
I had the whole job done in 1 hour, and I am slow!
P.S. I found I had to tighten the transmission pan gasket several times because until I had the screws REALLY tight, it continued to seep oil.
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