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Engine light on

Ford Focus 2003 2.0
Test results Shift Cylinoid Malfunction 2
I've gone to 2 places and neither can tell me before starting, what it might cost as they say it depends on if the cylinoid is on the inside or outside and the diffence is about $225.
Can you tell me if it's inside or outside? Just need to know before I take it in Monday whether it's the cheaper or more expensive fix.

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  • marcel56 Sep 12, 2009

    I guess so, they didn't spell it out for me. lol

  • marcel56 Sep 12, 2009

    code was 2.

  • marcel56 Sep 12, 2009

    code was 2.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    what is a cylinoid, do u mean solinoid?

  • cobrajocky
    cobrajocky Jun 10, 2012

    Dennis, do YOU mean Solenoid?? (Spell checker on, please)

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What is the code? by the way the all the solenoids for the trans are on the inside if the trans, I know of no car that has these on the outside since they control hydraulic fluid passages, suggest you have another shop look at this, the actual labor to relace the solenoids is about 2 hours.

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