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2002 cadillac deville: service engine soon..the Tcc solenoid..pan

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hello i have a 2002 cadillac deville and the "service engine soon"...light keeps coming on....i had it tested twice by 3 different mechanics and all came up with the Tcc solenoid is the trouble in the transmission.how difficult is the job besides two bolts and dropping the pan and about how much for parts and labor...thanks in advance...Stan
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: GM
Expert:  ase_master327 replied 5 years ago.
Hello, and thank you for choosing Just Answer!

This is not a 'quick, easy' job..... it calls for 8.0 hours of labor to replace the TCC in this transmission.

You are looking for component # XXXXX in this picture:
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Here are the different procedures that have to be done to change the TCC:

TORQUE CONVERTER CLUTCH (TCC) SOLENOID
The OE service manual does not provide a specific service and repair procedure for the Torque Converter Clutch (TCC) solenoid, Refer to the following articles in the specified order;

IMPORTANT: These are Unit Repair articles which are provided for reference only and it may not be necessary to complete every step in each article for TCC solenoid replacement. It is the responsibility of the technician to determine the proper procedure.

  1. TCC Solenoid
  2. Transmission Replacement
  3. Side Cover, Gasket, and Filter Removal
  4. Oil Pump, Upper Control Valve Assembly Removal
  5. Upper Control Valve Body Disassemble
  6. Upper Control Valve Body Assemble
  7. Upper Control Valve Assembly Installation
  8. Oil Filter and Side Cover Install
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
about how much in price
Expert:  ase_master327 replied 5 years ago.
Well, the solenoid is cheap.. usually about 40-50 dollars.
The labor, on the other hand... Depending on where you take it, most shops charge between 60 - 110 an hour... The national average is close to 72 per hour, though. As I said the job calls for 8.0 hours of labor.

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