I know you are ticked off, but here is whatthis explains about the l/r causing you to think your solenoid is bad. This is directly from chrysler in our manual that we have.
Name Of Code: P1776(47) Solenoid Switch Valve Latched in LR Position
When Monitored: Continuously when doing partial or full EMCC (PEMCC or FEMCC)
Set Condition: If the transmission senses the LR pressure switch closing while performing PEMCC or FEMCC. This code will be set after two unsuccessful attempts to perform PEMCC or FEMCC.
Theory Of Operation: The solenoid switch valve (SSV) controls the direction of the transmission fluid when the LR/TCC solenoid is energized. SSV will be in the downshifted position in 1st gear, thus directing the fluid
to the LR clutch circuits. In 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, the SSV will be in the upshifted position and directs the fluid into the torque converter clutch (TCC).
When doing PEMCC or FEMCC, the LR pressure switch should indicate no pressure if the SSV is in the TCC position. If the LR pressure switch indicates pressure while in PEMCC or FEMCC, EMCC operation is
aborted and inhibited to avoid inadvertent application of the LR clutch. Partial EMCC will be attempted if the LR pressure switch does not indicate pressure. A second detection of LR pressure results in setting the code.
Transmission Effects: At speeds above 72 Km/h (45 MPH), EMCC is inhibited. Once speed falls below 72 Km/h (45 MPH), the transmission will go into Limp in mode and the MIL will illuminate after 5 minutes of
Valve body Solenoid valve stuck in LR position
Intermittent short to ground or open circuit in LR Pressure Switch Sense circuit (with code 24 only)
Solenoid pack (with code P0841(24) only)
Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 AT 11:26 PM