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Old 10-20-2009, 11:58 AM   #1
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Shift Solenoid Cleaning

Can anyone please put together a DIY for cleaning the shift solenoid, maybe with pictures?
I tried doing it this past weekend but I was only able to get the front most bolt even with the battery and intake pipe out of the way. I got a little information from this thread but it is insufficient: http://tl.acurazine.com/forums/showthread.php?t=644943

There is a rectangular black 'pipe' with wiring there that's an obstruction and I could not figure out how to go around it. With an extended ratchet I could access the rear most bolt but the one in the middle would be out of reach.

My car is a 99 TL so I don't know if it's the same for those who have successfully done this. I can post pics of what I'm talking about but if anyone can give info that would be great.
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Old 10-20-2009, 02:12 PM   #2
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Here it is:
http://tl.acurazine.com/forums/showt...olenoid+screen
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WHat bolts are you talking about and what rectangular thing is in the way?
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WHat bolts are you talking about and what rectangular thing is in the way?
Just in case I am trying the wrong thing, is it the thing in the first pic..?

I have circled the rectangular pipe here in red in the following pics...

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Am I on the right track..?
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Thanks, but I already included that thread in my post that it was not sufficient. Markk had posted pictures it seems but his photobucket is apparently inactive so no pics.
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I know how hard it is to get to those bolts. I cleaned the shift and linear solenoids about a week ago. To get the shift solenoid out I used a 10mm socket on the front bolt and a 10mm wrench on the middle and the back bolt. I'm getting used to working in the tightness of the compartment. I found it easier to get to the back bolt by reaching behind the intake to the throttle body. I never had to take mine out but it does afford you some room. Not as easy as the atf change but definitely not impossible. I've found that a little patience goes along way. Is your tranny shifting erraticaly?
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Arrow Oh and btw....

The rectangular box that you're speaking of houses wiring for the engine bay. I couldn't find how to move it out of the way but with the socket and wrench it was an easy workaround.
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Its been a LONG time since i have looked at teh auto but that harness is either held on with a bolt or there is a tab on it that clips on to a bracket. once removed you can get to those bolts easier.
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so after i cleaned my solenoid yesterday on my way to school today after work my check engine light came on. i pulled the codes and i got p0700 transmission control and a p1753 manufacturer controlled transmission
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