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Were in the transmission is the shift solenoid

I can be driving my car and it will get stuck in 3rd. Then i put it in n. shut the car off and restart. The car then goes through the gears like it should. I was told shift solenoid, and i was wandering were in the trans. is it located.

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Chrysler shifting is controled by a computer. When you turn off the car and restart it you in effect rebooting the computer thats why after you do it the car works fine.

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