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Replacing the #2 Volvo Shift Solenoid

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how to replace the #2 shift solenoid.

Ever have the flashing arrow, stuck in 3rd, etc. PNP, right? Not so fast. According to many here, I was foolish in questioning that as I also had a code 755 (#2 Shift Solenoid). Changed the PNP, no effect. Changed the #2 Shift Solenoid and all is well. Here is the description of how to change this solenoid. Thanks vizslak7 !!

MVS Forum Member vizslak7 asks:

I had a flashing arrow, stuck in 3rd, etc. PNP, right. According to many here, I was foolish in questioning that as I also had a code 755 (#2 Shift Solenoid). Changed the PNP, no effect. Changed the #2 Shift Solenoid and all is well. 400 Ohms vs Max 15 (New one was 12). Some on here are a bit sanctimonious in their proclamations of superior knowledge but, a fine board in general. If anyone needs to know the finer points of changing tranny solenoids, please feel free to email.

JS

MVS Forum Member vizslak7 replied:

The fault I had was P0755 (shift b solenoid – open, short or ground) = shift solenoid 1 – in this case open (400 Ohms resistance). Other 750 series codes apply to the shift solenoid 1 and Lock Up solenoid. These codes are purely for electrical faults and have no bearing on the mechanical or fluid condition of the transmission (so much for the comments I have heard people say they get from dealers and tranny shops about replacing or rebuilding trannys).

To replace you need to remove the battery and battery mount plate. Remove the upper tranny to radiator hose at both ends, ; remove the dipstick housing and loosen the bracket on the left side of the solenoid cover and alow it to rotate down ( I think it is there to piss off anyone attempting to do this job ). The solenoids are under the black cover forward of and below the PNP Switch. It is secured with 9 #40 Torx Bolts and they are Loctited in. For the one just up from the bottom, you will need a 1/4 in. drive Torx bit and to reinstall it you will need to glue the bolt to the bit to get it started (possibly removing the gold covered cover to the left of the solenoid cover could negate this need).

Replacing the #2 Shift Solenoid

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