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Changing my shift solonoids

I have all the bolts out of my transmission pan but cant drop it low enough cause of exhaust in front and cross member in rear but i can see the shift solonoids clearly can you tell me how they come out

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These are a pain the best way to remove the pan is by removing the 2 bolt from the trans mount and jack up the transmission try to sneak the pan out that way it is tight! worst case the transmission cross member needs to be removed any other way results in damage to those solenoids if you already have a broken1 to remove it there is a u shaped clip and a plug that hold it to the valve body good luck!

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