1995 Dodge Intrepid Locations of Transmission Relay & T

Tiny
REAPER264
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  • 1995 DODGE INTREPID
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 96,000 MILES
I have a 1995 Dodge intrepid 3.3L Automatic trans. I have been trying to diagnose/fix my "limping" auto transmission. I have flushed fluid with ATF+4, new filter, replaced both input & output sensors & checked ground cable. I am still having the problem w/ limp mode & it is also slipping pretty badly. The trans fluid & pan magnet had no metal in it so I am thinking/hoping it is a Solenoid or Electronic problem. The car would down shift to 2nd gear as soon as the engine warmed up & the CHECK ENGINE LIGHT would come on @ the same moment. There are only codes 12 & 55. I know 12 is battery was disconnected in last 50 key strokes & 55 is end of readout.
I need the location of the Transmission Relay (only $10 part is worth a try) & the TCM location. Is it possible that I have already repaired the problem, but it is still doing the same thing because the TCM needs to be reprogrammed? Will my TCM go to default if I disconnect the battery for a few hours? Unfortunately, I can't even afford the money I have had to spend on the parts. I had to sell some stuff @ the pawn shop to pay for them, so I can't afford to donate much @ this time. I really need your help. It can be your "good deed" for the day. Thanks in advance for your assistance. God Bless.
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Thursday, November 20th, 2008 AT 7:39 AM

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Tiny
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Check tranny codes
if the problem was fixed tranny will shift fine
locate TCM on front left side of engine compartment
remove wiring harness (its bolted in to the TCM )
locate tranny solenoid connector
right side of tranny (under passenger side )
and disconnect
check using an ohm meter the harness in between
if all OK
note how in the cavity the connector in shape of perfect O
you need to change that to look like 0
(both end TCM SIDE AND SOLENOID END)
hope you get what I mean
let me know

need manual CHECK IT @
http://www.2carpros.com/kpages/auto_repair_manuals.htm
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Thursday, November 20th, 2008 AT 11:57 AM
Tiny
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Thank you for the previous answer. It poses a couple new questions from me though. I still don't know where the Tansmission Relay AKA Transmission Spark Relay (Auto Zone part # M-76) is located.
1. Do I replace the connectors @ TCM and Solenoid Input, or is it something I bend into shape to look like 0?
2. How do I test the harness w/ OHM meter & what reading am I looking for? I have never used an OHM meter. I think I have one but I have no instructions & no idea how to test OHMs with it. I am not even sure if it works.
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http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/270360_130914238scew_1.gif

I was 90% certain the Solenoid was inside the trans Case on the left/driver side below the Range Sensor & Output Sensor. Am I wrong?
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Thursday, November 20th, 2008 AT 3:19 PM
Tiny
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Solenoid is on the right side (passenger side )
open the hood and try to located by looking under the firewall passenger side

you need to use an ohm meter to check if you have a short in one of the wiring
(( I just went through the whole thing about two weeks on the same car ))
did u get the TCM codes?
Let me try and find the wiring diagram and will send it
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Thursday, November 20th, 2008 AT 5:07 PM

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