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I have a 2000 Pontiac Montana and the code states I need to change the shift solenoid where is this found and is it hard to change? Thanks

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Yes it is hard to change. It is in the side cover of the transmission. The transmission will need to be removed to replace it.

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===shift interlock solenoid--Inside the steering column near the ignition switch

===1-2 shift solenoid valve--Inside the automatic transaxle
to remove it :
  1. Remove the case side cover. Refer to Case Side Cover Replacement.
  2. Disconnect the transaxle wiring harness.
  3. Remove the 1-2 shift solenoid (315A).
2-3 shift solenoid valve--Inside the automatic transaxle
to remove it;
  1. Remove the case side cover. Refer to Case Side Cover Replacement.
  2. Disconnect the transaxle wiring harness.
  3. Remove the 2-3 shift solenoid (315B).
==the torque converter solenoid--inside tranny too

good luck,let me know

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