Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: solenoids for cadillac

asked by on

Hello again. Just need a complementary and end or final advice: ¿do i have to update the 5 solenoids, with a NEW version of solenoids to get my Cadillac out of and old times? ... or ..... i must keep the ones the car have so, mi transmission would not be updated anyway!! Again, a lot of thanks to you and a friendly cheers !! Camilo =)
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hello - no, the solenoids do not require so...

Hello - no, the solenoids do not require software updates themselves. Think of them as "On or Off" devices. They do receive commands from the transmission controller, which could have software updates, but the solenoids themselves are isolated components - much like a light switch. Happy to be a help!

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Automatic Twilight Sentinel not working

The twilight sentinel on your vehicle is composed of a light sensitive photo cell, a module, and the twilight sentinel switch which works in conjunction and parallel to the normal headlamp switch. Since the sentinel portion is not working at...

Q: It won't start.

The engine requires three things to run - Spark, fuel, and air. Unless there is a restriction in the air intake, air will almost always be present. fuel can be lacking for a number of reasons: 1. Bad fuel pump...

Q: When I try to accelerate it won't get up to speed and acts as if it's not getting enough gas. I changed my fuel filter and still nothing.

This sounds like you may be having a fuel delivery problem which us usually a result of the motor starving for fuel causing a lack of acceleration as you describe. This may be can be caused by many different things...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How to Renew Your Car Registration in Oklahoma(DELETED)
Having your car registered with the Oklahoma Tax Commission is an important part of driving legally in this state. You will need to do this within 30 days of moving to Oklahoma...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...