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How to Replace an Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Control Solenoid
Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) systems are controlled by the EGR control solenoid, which is controlled by the powertrain control module (PCM).
How to Replace a Tailgate Lock Solenoid
The tailgate lock solenoid controls the locking mechanism on your trunk or tailgate and needs to be replaced if your tailgate doesn't unlock.
How Long Does a Canister Purge Solenoid Last?
The canister purge solenoid is part of the evaporative emission control system (EVAP) in your vehicle. A hose connects the canister purge solenoid to the charcoal canister and then to the...
How Long Does a Downshift Solenoid Last?
If you drive a vehicle that has automatic transmission, then it uses a downshift solenoid. In a manual transmission vehicle, you are changing the gears; however, in an automatic transmission vehicle it...
How Long Does a Shifter Interlock Solenoid Last?
Moving the gear shift from park to drive or reverse lets you move the car when you’re ready, but what happens if you bump the shifter accidentally and aren’t ready to...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Shift Interlock Solenoid
The shift interlock solenoid needs to be replaced if the vehicle cannot shift out of park and the battery is not dead.
How Long Does a Shift Interlock Solenoid Last?
Modern transmissions are much more advanced than they were only a few decades ago, particularly automatic transmission. There are many new features and designs on the market, ranging from ‘slick’ shifting...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Tailgate Lock Solenoid
Common signs include the tailgate not unlocking and the tailgate opening on its own without any buttons being pressed.
How Long Does a Tailgate Lock Solenoid Last?
If you drive a truck and more specifically if you drive a truck that offers keyless entry, then getting into your tailgate is both fast and easy. Part of what makes...
How Long Does an EGR Control Solenoid Last?
In order to help reduce the amount of engine emissions cars have what is called an EGR system, which is an exhaust gas recirculation system. The way it works is that...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid
Common signs include the Check Engine Light coming on, dirty engine oil, rough engine idle, and a decrease in fuel economy.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Switch
Common signs include a rough engine idle, the Check Engine Light coming on, and the engine stumbling when climbing hills or under load.
How Long Does a Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid Last?
One of the biggest concerns that most people have about their car is how it runs and idles. Most car owners fail to realize just how many different components have to work...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing EVP Shut Off Solenoid
Common signs include poor cold start performance, the Check Engine Light coming on, and failing an emissions test.
How Long Does an EVP Shut Off Solenoid Last?
The EVP shut off solenoid is the EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) valve position sensor. With that said, it has a fairly important job to perform that will help ensure your...
How to Replace an Evaporation Vent Solenoid
Emissions are regulated in part by the EVAP vent solenoid which goes bad when your car fails emissions testing or has extra pressure in the gas tank.
How to Replace an EVP Shut Off Solenoid
An EGR valve is essential to the EGR system in your vehicle. For this valve to work, the EVP shut off solenoid must monitor its position and function.
How to Replace the Downshift Solenoid in Your Car
Downshift solenoids in your transmission give you a seamless experience when braking, and are important to make sure brakes always work properly.
How to Replace a Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid
Variable valve timing solenoids fail when the Check Engine Light comes on, fuel economy is reduced, there is a rough idle, or loss of power.
How to Replace a Canister Purge Solenoid
The canister purge solenoid prevents harmful vapor from releasing into the atmosphere. A faulty solenoid will not allow you to pass an emissions test.

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Transmission staying in 3rd gear only and not shifting.
Hi there. The transmission could have an issue with the shift solenoids. Check the wiring harness to the transmission case and make sure that it is plugged in. 3rd gear is the only forward gear in a 4L60E transmission that...
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While driving, car jumps into lower gears unexpectedly almost coming to a stop. Then the car jumps back into higher gear at random intervals.
Hi there. Sounds like the kick down solenoid is sticking and not functioning correctly. The kick down solenoid make the circuit within the transmission valve body (transmission controller) to down shift when under heavy acceleration to allow a lower gear...
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Clicking sound when turning over.
There may be a couple of issues at play here. First, the 11.4 volt reading may be a bit on the low side indicating possibly a weak battery. If this is the case, a fully charged battery may correct this...
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VW Bora V5 2001 automatic dosnt shift gear from 3rd (manually shifted) until i hit the rpm over 6000 plus
This is common when the vehicle is low on transmission fluid or has a faulty transmission control solenoid. Automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission...
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Clicking sound when turning over.
A starter like any other mechanical and electrical part is subject to failing sometimes for no apparent reason. However, sometimes this is misdiagnosed as well and often times mistaken for something much more simple like a fuse, relay or starter...
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Car is not starting despite trying to jump start it.
This sounds like you may have a faulty starter solenoid. When components like this are on the verge of faulty, often times a drastic change in temperature may cause them to act up a bit more. The starter solenoid is...
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Clicking sound when turning over.
it sounds like your starter solenoid may be failing. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that transmit electricity to the starter. When this fails, it may cause a clicking sound and will not...
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Car died only hear rapid clicks when trying to restart but have power to car
This is a sign of a faulty starter solenoid. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that transmit electricity to the starter. When this fails, it may cause a clicking sound and will not...
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Replacing engine variable timing solenoid.
The aftermarket part may just have a different design than the original. If you have concerns, you would be better off spending the extra money on the part was designed to work with the vehicle originally. You shouldn't have to...
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Change electrical shift solenoid A p0753
This may be a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission...
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Car won't turn over
This may potentially be a faulty starter solenoid or relay depending on the symptoms. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that transmit electricity to the starter. When this fails, it may cause a...
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Car will not crank
This may be a faulty starter that is going bad or potentially a failing starter solenoid. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that transmit electricity to the starter. When this fails, it may...
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Starter problem
This suggests you may have a faulty starter solenoid. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that transmit electricity to the starter. When this fails, it may cause a clicking sound and will not...
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Sometimes when Starting the car it only makes a clicking noise after a few tries to start it, it starts like nothing.
This may suggest a faulty starter solenoid. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that transmit electricity to the starter. When this fails, it may cause a clicking sound and will not allow the...
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No reverse and will not down shift.
This may be a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission...
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VTC problem - 2008 Infiniti FX50S
The engine control system uses the engine oil pressure to control the variable intake valve timing on this model. If the engine oil is low or very dirty it can trigger this type of fault and cause the system to...
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Why am I having trouble getting fuel to go into my tank?
This is likely related to your EVAP emissions system and something called a purge solenoid. The EVAP system prevents fuel vapors from the fuel tank from escaping into the atmosphere. The EVAP system collects and temporarily stores the fuel vapors...
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Check Engine Light is on with the P0451 code
Hi there: Unplugging the fuel tank pressure system would unleash an entirely different set of problems - mainly the truck wouldn't start. This error code typically indicates that the EVAP vent solenoid is damaged or faulty, which creates excess pressure...
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Transmission
An appropriate diagnostic to resolve your issue is a failure to shift inspection. Of course, first check your transmission's fluid level and condition. A really low fluid level can cause shift difficulties. Typically, if a transmission fails to automatically shift...
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Is the solenoid and starter one unit or separate.
Most if not all starters on the market will include the starter solenoid with the replacement starter for this car. You may be able to purchase the parts separate but it is not common practice since it adds labor to...

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