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The voltage signal from shift solenoid E is intermittent

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Test show that the voltage signal from shift solenoid " E " is intermittent
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Buick
Expert:  John replied 5 years ago.

HelloCustomer

This is usually what you see from a circuit that is intermittently open,but it can be a solenoid faining.Use an ohm meter to monitor the circuit & solenoid.

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Now I just need to find some book that shows where to test.
Thanks for your help..The car seems to be shifting Ok only service light stays on
Expert:  John replied 5 years ago.
The best place to test is a t the computer so you can see what the computer is seeing.I usually check the circuit from the computer to the trans with an ohm meter hooked up & move the wiring to see if you can simulate an open.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I have been billed $ 15.00 twice & still don't have much of an answer. Like where on the transmission is the " E " solonoid???
Expert:  John replied 5 years ago.

What model,year & engine size is your Buick ?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
2001 Buick Century 4T65E transmission
Expert:  John replied 5 years ago.

All the shift solenoids are on the valve body .Your reference to the "E" solenoid is unknown.The solenoids are called shift solenoids 1-2,3-4 ,or TCC.Here is a pic.

Object Number: 51107  Size: MF

 

301)Control Valve Body Machined
(302)Line Boost Valve and Bushing Retainer
(303)Line Boost Valve Bore Plug
(304)Line Boost Valve
(305)TCC PWM Solenoid Valve O-Ring Seal
(306)TCC PWM Solenoid Valve O-Ring Seal
(307)Pressure Control Solenoid Valve O-Ring Seal
(309)Reverse Boost Valve Bushing
(310)Reverse Boost Valve
(311)Pressure Regulator Valve Spring Outer
(312)Pressure Regulator Valve Inner Spring
(313)Pressure Regulator Valve
(314d)1-2, 3-4 Shift Solenoid Valve Retainer
(314e)Pressure Control Solenoid Valve Retainer
(314f)TCC PWM Solenoid Valve Retainer
(314g)TCC Regulator Apply Valve Bore Plug Retainer
(315a)1-2, 3-4 Shift Solenoid Valve Assembly
(316a)1-2, 3-4 Shift Solenoid Valve O-Ring Seal
(316b)Pressure Control Solenoid Valve O-Ring Seal
(317)1-2 Shift Valve Spring
(318)1-2 Shift Valve
(320)Torque Signal Regulator Valve Spring
(321)Torque Signal Regulator Valve
(322)Pressure Control Solenoid Valve Assembly
(323)Line Pressure Relief Valve Spring
(324)Line Pressure Relief Valve
(325)Line Pressure Relief Valve Spring Retainer
(326)TCC Regulator Apply Valve Spring
(327)TCC Regulator Apply Valve
(328)TCC Regulator Apply Valve Bore Plug O-Ring Seal
(329)TCC Regulator Apply Valve Bore Plug
(334)TCC PWM Solenoid Valve Assembly
(335)TCC Control Valve
(336)TCC Control Valve Spring

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