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Where do i find the shift solenoid on an 05 impala ls with a 3.8? car shifts hard when stopped at light and go to take off. like its in to high of a gear and then slams and jerks into 1st. however it doesnt do this all the time.

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I have done what ronald said. I also installed a shift kit, due to a line pressure problem caused by a failing pressure solenoid. If you are having a hard jerk from takeoff, you are having a traction control sensor issue. Trust me I own a 2004 Impala ls. i have been pulling my hair out since i bought it.
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All of the shifting solenoids are in side the tranny, by the sounds of if you might be able to try a service on the tranny, new filter and fluid might help alot. try that first before spending alot of money.

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