Saturn Transmission Line Pressure Control Solenoid Replaceme




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tspoof: RE: 4T40E – This was done on the factory installed transmission. I do not know what the exact model # was, sorry.

Gary Carman: was you car shifting hard in to all gears? if so did it fix it

Austin Buerer: Is this the 4T40E?

Mike V: I don't have 1st gear but have all the rest?? 
What should I look for?

Dee Armbruster: I have a 2002 Saturn that was fine when I bought it then 3 weeks later it wouldn't go past 35mph..... any ideas anybody?  I sure would appreciate it    :)

Chaz Karchner: Nice. You will just be posted to Fix-Ya.com as a go to resource. Nice presentation. Would you please identify the order of the solenoids A B C D E F by  their order of sight location?  When first finding a fault. Some Code readers  represent  alphabetic  chronologically.  Not which one.Thanks. 

Peter Lange: Thank you so much for this precise video. My son bought a 2002 SL2 and the tranny was making noise between shifting every gear. After researching the problem via the net and running across your video, we decided to buy a solenoid and try changing it out. I discovered that all five solenoids are the same "Part Number: 21003344; Part: Auto Trans Control Solenoid". I asked them twice, and yes all the solenoids are the same. I tried and tried to find, "transmission Pressure Control Solenoid"  to no avail. I am leaving the part number on here, so people can easily reference this for themselves. My son and I spent 3 hours replacing the solenoid; took the car for a drive and........WOW....easy, noise free shifting. We test drove the car  through the city for half an hour and perfect operation. I want to encourage anyone out there to strongly consider this video's advice. Pete ..and good luck.

gerg keehner: thank you GREAT video, I thought the kids yelling in the back ground was priceless. Very helpful.

Daryl Krans: I just want to say, this is an excellent video.  I just had to replace the PC solenoid in a 99 sc2.  Without the aid of this video, I would have been completely lost.  I was able to replace the solenoid and get it all back together in 3 1/2 hours.  THANK YOU!!!  This was a time saver and of course, a $$ saver!

Roger Zimmerman: Greatest thanks and kudos for posting this video. This saved me about $2000, or more likely saved me from scrapping my car. I have a 2002 Saturn SL. It was slam shifting very hard in all gears. I took it to two shops and both quoted about $2k to fix it. One shop would have rebuild the whole transmission, the other would put in a used transmission. The car was only worth about $1k (if running properly), so I decided to tackle it myself. I am not a mechanic, I just try to do my own repairs to save money. I tested my 5 transmission solenoid valves and they were all very close to 5 Ohms. I very briefly applied 12V to each solenoid and could feel the valve moving (clicking) inside. So I blew air through a garden hose through each valve, to find that they were normal open, and all closed when 12V was applied (very briefly as I understand 12V should not be left on continuously through the coils). So I suspected that the valve was worn out and would still let oil through when activated. So as a test I swapped the PCS solenoid valve with the 2nd gear solenoid. The test created very smooth shifting in 3rd and drive, but hard shifting in 2nd and reverse still. Which indicates that the PCS solenoid was shot, so the problem was moved to 2nd gear, and I assume that reverse must also be using the 2nd gear solenoid. So I went to Pick-n-Pull (here in Calgary), and found a near identical Saturn and removed the Transmission Valve Body Assembly, which was about $60.00. I took it home and removed my old valve body, and removed my old 2nd Gear solenoid and replaced the PCS solenoid in the one I purchased (because the PCS valve gets the most usage and was likely the most worn, and I knew that my 2nd Gear solenoid worked fine). I installed the used valve body and now my car is shifting like new. Very smooth shifting in all gears and reverse. Previous to fixing it I also changed the transmission oil and added some Lucas Transmission Fix, and left it in reverse for about 15 minutes, as per the instructions on another video, but that did not help. To remove and replace a valve body only took me 1.5 hours or less. The price here for a new PCS valve is $130 from GM, I also found used valves on eBay, but with shipping fees, and import fees, it would have been about $90, and weeks to ship.

avery7001: (o;my 2002 was banging into gear then one morning no reverse drives but doesnt want to shift ;o)  does that sound like solenoids to you ?

Wally Kazaam: Where can you get one of those solenoids? Or do you have to hunt for a used one. I can't find them.

9Venturi9: Nice Vid - Thanks...

Sup Games: my brother has 05 mercury montego  when driving only goes up to 35-40 mph and throws rpm up to 3200 roughly  and shifting into drive and reverse makes clunking noise any thought plz

Josh Wyllie: I got a 2000 sw2 station wagon that shifts hardcore 3re-4th and 4th -5th,I changed both solenoids and it still shifts hard but not as extreme,cud a bad pressure solenoid still cause this and if so which one is it...

3ibful: 00:43 whats this hos for ?

fnkycoldmedina: did you just replace the shift timing solenoid?i have a code po789 shift timing solenoid . or was that the pressure solenoid you done ?

Otis Deal: I ordered 1 yesterday and picked it up today. It was a crazy day today and I needed this job to go smooth and quick. Thanks a BUNCH for this video! It saved me a lot of time. I was able (thanks to your video) to change this part out in 1.5 hrs. I don't have ABS so I didn't need to mess with the master cylinder or take my tranny mount off. But it wouldn't have gone that quick without this tutorial. Thanks again. It REALLY helped me out.

tspoof: I got mine at the dealership.

Otis Deal: Sorry about that other post, i hit the wrong button before i was done with the message. Anyway, i was saying I can't find anywhere to buy the solenoid! Can you please tell me where you bought one? Thank you!

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