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Need to replace Shifting Sensor B in 1996 Aurora Olds

Do I have to pull the transmission to replace the shifting sensor?

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  • lyoungrn Jul 18, 2010

    Thanks for your help.



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I think it is on the side of the transmission in the valve body, it is near to impossible to get to unless you have the engine support tool.

Posted on Jul 18, 2010

  • aurorafan Jul 18, 2010

    I had a 1995 with pressure control solenoid go out and GM wanted like 2500 to replace it, they said they would have to drop the engine. I talked with transmission shop and they would have done it for 500 without dropping the tranny, they have a spreader beam that allows you to hold the engine up after you remove the transmission mounts and it allow you to slide the engine over enough to get the side pan off. I would consider changing the actual transmission filter if you get the cover off.



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