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2005 Suzuki Aerio SX: accelerate..the check engine light comes on

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I have an automatic 2005 Suzuki Aerio SX. Intermittently the car will not accelerate from a stop, and the check engine light comes on. The code says there's a problem with the Shift Solenoid, but when I turn off the car and restart it, it drives fine and the light goes off after a little while. I've had it checked by both a Suzuki dealer repair shop & a local "foriegn car" mom & pop repair place. Neither can seem to find a problem. Since this is an intermitent issue, should I just wait until it becomes a more common problem, try replaicing the Solenoid(s?), or something else?
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What happens is when the solenoid is intermittent like that it will test good unless it is acting up at that moment. I would just go ahead and replace the solenoid and be done with it as it will just get worse.
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Thanks for the advice. Since the Suzuki Aerio SX is such a rare car (especially here in GA it seems), do you happen to know if the solenoid is a relatively easy repair? Do you know if there are after market solenoids that fit, or if I have to have a Suzuki part? Both dealer & local repair shop have seemed reluctant to replace since they can't confirm the issue. I have to say though, that not being to eccelerate from a stop at random times has me kinda freaked out.
They do not want to do a repair and it not fix the problem and lose a customer or have you unhappy. If they make a repair based only on your info you should assure them that you understand it is your decision and that you won't hold it against them.

The part is about $120 and labor is 1.7 hours as they have to pull the side cover off the trans. I would only use the dealer part.
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