Over-Drive Shift Solenoid Test Conclusion
I think that getting down and close to the solenoid pack to test the pins is probably the hardest part of the entire test, but once you get to the pins, the test itself is pretty easy.
Over the years I've replaced quite a few of these Chrysler solenoid packs (working full-time as diagnostic tech in an automotive repair shop), so in this section I want to share a couple of personal suggestions that I think will help you:
- Whenever any of the shift solenoids, inside the solenoid pack, go bad, the transmission will go into LIMP IN mode. This means the transaxle will stay and run in 2nd gear only.
- A bad Over-Drive (OD) shift solenoid will not cause your transmission to slip.
- If your vehicle's transaxle is slipping, then replacing the solenoid pack will not help since slippage is a direct result of internal transaxle damage (burned clutch discs, broken/worn internal hard parts, etc).
- Can a bad solenoid pack cause the transaxle to go bad?, the answer is YES if you don't take care of the problem as soon as possible and/or continue driving it for extended amounts of time/distance in LIMP IN mode.
Well, in conclusion: I hope this test tutorial helped you. If it did, drop me a line using the contact form below. Sharing your diagnostic and repair experience will definitely help other readers facing the same issue/dilemma.
Chrysler Transmission Solenoid Pack Tutorials
The following tutorials relate to this transmission solenoid pack tutorial:
- Testing Diagnostic Trouble Code P0750 (Low Reverse Shift Solenoid Malfunction).
- How To Test Diagnostic Trouble Code P0755 (2-4 Shift Solenoid Malfunction).
- How To Test Diagnostic Trouble Code P0765 (Shift Solenoid D Malfunction).
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