CHANGING THE FIRST AND SECOND GEAR SOLENOID ITS THERE A SEPERATE ONE FROM THE OVERDRIVE OR IS IT ALL TOGETHER
1998 Dodge Truck
October, 9, 2012 AT 1:22 AM
Would not shift right in first or second gear. Took out the solenoid and it had four wires and overdrive connected with it. Now for some reason we can not get the part back up into the transmission the shifter arm will not go in binds up. Did we put the wrong part in is there a seperate part just for first and second gear. Everyone I talk to said that it should slid right back in but when we did get it back in would bind up when we tried to shift
Its the parking rod for the parking pawl. It has to go in the right channell to engage correctly. The valve body has to be set perfectly to operate or it, the shifter, will not move.
Did you replace the governor solenoid? It is the most common failure on this trans for this issue.
October, 9, 2012 AT 1:39 AM
I guess that is what he did we asked the parts store for first and second gear solenoid and it looks like the governor solenoid. I guess we just need to make sure we are getting it into the right channel is there a special trick in doing this
October, 9, 2012 AT 1:42 AM
Experience by trans installers is what it is all about. For a first timer, it is difficult.
There are other solenoids. How do you know which one you got?
October, 9, 2012 AT 1:45 AM
I dont its just am going by what the parts store gave me it is first and second grear and has a wire for overdrive
October, 9, 2012 AT 1:48 AM
I think we got the right part my major issue is getting that parking rod in the right channel