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Automatic Transmisson quit shifting into Drive and Overdrive, called Trans Shop and they said it sounds like either the shift solenoid or electrical. Is there a Fuse for this somewhere and if so where ? and also where would the Solenoid be. 1998 Chev Tahoe 2 wheel drive 350 vortec motor.

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Sorry there is not a fuse for this one. It does sound like the two/three shift solenoid. These are real easy to replace. You have to drop the transmission pan( this is messy). Then pull the filter out. (this is messy too.) then the solenoid package is right there, big silver looking piece of metal.from ther you can do one of two things. One replace the whole package (several hundred dollars) Or replace the bad solenoid. this is found at the salvage yard. There are several different types of solenoids on your unit. the one you are looking for has three of them that are exactly alike, two in front one in back. The two that are beside each other are the ones to look at. I'm sorry I can't remember which is the 2/3 solenoid. When you go to get the solenoids at the salvage yard grab all three. Check them with an ohm meter. If you can't find out which one is the 2/3 solenoid replace them both. The solenoids are held in place with a clip, just pull it out and remove the solenoid. Caution sometimes the piston will pop out too, so when pulling the clip hold the solenoid. if the piston does come out it just slides back in.
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