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Where is the shift solenoid located on a 2000 buick century

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where is the shift solenoid located on a 2000 buick century
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Buick
Expert:  joel replied 8 years ago.

Hello and welcome.

Are you referring to a transmission related solenoid, or a shifter related solenoid?


Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Well i not sure they did a read out on my car and the codes said the shift solenoid. But this is what is going on. when you start the car and put it in gear it will work for about 10 mins in any gear but after 10 min no gear will work. When you turn the car off and restart it will work for just 10 min again!
Expert:  joel replied 8 years ago.


This sounds like one of the transmission shift solenoids.

These solenoids are located in the valve body of the trans.

The side cover needs to be removed.

Quite a big job.

The engine / trans assembly, along with the frame needs to be lowered on the driver side to remove the cover and get to the solenoids.

Not even something i would attempt in my own garage.



Customer: replied 8 years ago.
So all shift solenoids are on the in side
Expert:  joel replied 8 years ago.

Yes, that is correct.


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