Replace transmission shift solenoid

Tiny
MONTE RICH
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  • 2006 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO
  • 3.9L
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 178,000 MILES
Removing the transmission end cover, in vehicle.
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Monday, December 17th, 2018 AT 10:48 AM

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Tiny
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Good afternoon,

I attached the procedure and pictures below for removing the side cover.

Roy

Control Valve Body Cover Replacement

Tools Required
J 36850 Transjel Lubricant

Removal Procedure
1. Remove the engine site shield. Refer to the following:
- Intake Manifold Cover Replacement for the 3.5L engine See: Intake Manifold > Removal and Replacement > Intake Manifold Cover Replacement
- Intake Manifold Cover Replacement for the 3.9L engine See: Intake Manifold > Removal and Replacement > Intake Manifold Cover Replacement
- Upper Intake Manifold Sight Shield Replacement for the 5.3L engine
2. Remove the air cleaner outlet duct. Refer to the following:
- Air Cleaner Outlet Duct Replacement for the 3.5L engine
- Air Cleaner Outlet Duct Replacement for the 3.9L engine
- Air Cleaner Resonator Outlet Duct Replacement for the 5.3L engine

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3. Remove the trans-axle shift cable from lever and bracket from the trans-axle.
4. Disconnect the trans-axle wiring harness connector and disconnect the harness retainer from side cover stud.
5. Remove the engine mount struts. Refer to the following:
- Engine Mount Strut Replacement for the 3.5L engine See: Engine Mount > Removal and Replacement > Engine Mount Strut Replacement
- Engine Mount Strut Replacement for the 3.9L engine See: Engine Mount > Removal and Replacement > Engine Mount Strut Replacement
- Engine Mount Strut Replacement for the 5.3L engine See: Engine Mount > Removal and Replacement > Engine Mount Strut Replacement

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6. Remove the top case side cover bolt (56, 58).
7. Install the engine support fixture to support the engine/trans-axle assembly. Refer to the following:
- Engine Support Fixture for the 3.5L engine See: Engine > Removal and Replacement > Engine Support Fixture
- Engine Support Fixture for the 3.9L engine See: Engine > Removal and Replacement > Engine Support Fixture
- Engine Support Fixture for the 5.3L engine See: Engine > Removal and Replacement > Engine Support Fixture
8. Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle.
9. Remove the left front wheel. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation.
10. Remove the left front fender liner. Refer to Front Fender Liner Replacement. See: Front Fender Liner > Removal and Replacement > Front Fender Liner Replacement
11. Remove the wheel speed sensor harness from 4 retainers on the lower control arm.
12. Remove the transmission mount-to-frame nuts. Refer to Transmission Mount Replacement - Left Side.
13. Remove both stabilizer links and reposition stabilizer to access steering gear- to-frame bolts. Refer to Stabilizer Shaft Link Replacement.
14. Remove steering gear-to-frame bolts and support steering gear. Refer to Steering Gear Replacement. See: Steering Gear > Removal and Replacement
15. Remove the front splash shield
16. Remove the positive battery cable center retainer at front frame rail.
17. Remove the left side ball joint and support the left frame rail with a jack stand.
18. Remove ONLY the left two frame-to-body bolts. DO NOT LOOSEN right side frame-to-body bolts. Refer to Frame Replacement. See: Front Sub-frame > Service and Repair
19. Lower frame with a jack stand and remove jack stand.
20. Position the drain pan under the trans-axle.
21. Remove the left drive axle from the trans-axle.
22. Secure the drive axle to the strut assembly.
23. Lower the vehicle.
24. Using the engine support fixture lower the engine assembly to access the trans-axle case side cover.
25. Raise the vehicle.

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26. Remove the transaxle mount bracket bolts and the bracket from the trans-axle.

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27. Remove the remaining case side cover bolts (56, 57, 58).

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28. Remove the case side cover (53).
29. Remove the case side cover gasket (54).
30. Remove the case side cover O-ring (59).
31. Clean the side cover gasket mating surfaces.
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Monday, December 17th, 2018 AT 12:11 PM

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