Automatic Transmission - Transmission issues
04-05-2012, 09:01 PM
Hey guys I recently changed out my radiator and in the process I didn't screw the transmission line into the radiator all the way and the fluid leaked everywhere on the way to work this morning (Totla bonehead move I know). When I got it home I noticed it wasn't shifting into third gear... I figured it was a fluid issue so i filled her up with tranny fluid. After I filled her up it still wasn't shifting into 3rd. Reverse was fine, 1&2 were good and then it would just rev up and never get to 3rd. I put in my scan tool because the engine light came on
any thoughts?? Says shift solenoid B?
Could a dysfunctional shift solanoid be doing this to my car?? Do you think the lack of fluid caused the Solenoid to go bad??
04-05-2012, 09:12 PM
could be very possible try replacing it. its a 25 $ part and you get a fluid flush out of it
btw whats the mileage on the car
04-05-2012, 09:16 PM
mileage is 96 k.
04-05-2012, 09:41 PM
it sounds like a shift solenoid and they are a easy fix just have to pop the pan off and its right there. but i might be wrong running a tranny low is pretty bad for it
04-05-2012, 10:20 PM
Thanks Buddy Im going to get up early and change it out...I figure ill change them both out since ill be pulling the pan off.. Ill let you know how it goes.
04-06-2012, 07:51 PM
The fluid helps cool the solenoids which are continuously engaged (in different combinations of course).
Keep your fingers crossed.
04-06-2012, 08:16 PM
I just replaced both solenoids (1-2.2-3) took her for a test drive and I still have the same problem. The car shifts fine from 1st to 2nd, but wont shift from 2nd to 3rd. Any suggestions?? I am afraid im screwed and may need to rebuild the tranny.. sighh
04-06-2012, 08:54 PM
Toasted 3-4 clutch pack. Lack of fluid will likely fry clutches before burning out solenoids.