Mechanics

SHIFT SOLENOID

1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse

Transmission problem
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 104000 miles

Just wondering where the shift solenoid is located. I took it into an auto store and they hooked it up to the computer and it said that it was the shift solenoid.
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Ashake
February 23, 2010.




Hi Ashake,

What was the trouble codes retrieved?

The shift solenoids are inside the trans and can be accessed by dropping the oil pan.

KHLow2008
Feb 28, 2010.
There were 3 codes
1. P0755
2. P1782
3. P0700

Let me know if that helps anything.

Tiny
Ashake
Mar 1, 2010.
Here are the description of the codes.

DTC P0700: INTERNAL CONTROL MODULE FAILURE

If this DTC is present, record and clear DTC. If DTC returns, replace TCM and retest system. Ensure DTC does not return.

DTC P0755: 2-4 SOLENOID CIRCUIT ERROR

DTC P1782: 2-4 PRESSURE SWITCH CIRCUIT

Problem is a likely TCM problem and not the solenoids.
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KHLow2008
Mar 2, 2010.
Well, thank you for all that information. But now I am wondering what the TCM is. Is that the Transaxle Control Module or the Transmission Control Module? Where is it located and is it a pretty easy fix? Do you want to come and fix my car? LOL

Tiny
Ashake
Mar 2, 2010.
Sorry, I am too far away to be able to perform the repair for you.

TCM = Transmission Control Module or Transaxle Control Module.

It is located behind center of dash and removal is not really difficult. Removing the underdash cover would allow you to see the TCM. It is bolted on one side and slotted in at the other.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_TCM99EclipseFig12_1.jpg


KHLow2008
Mar 2, 2010.

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