Q: The solenoid on my 1991 grand marquis is smoking

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The solenoid is smoking.

My car has 170000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi Liz. Thanks for contacting us today. In most cases, a solenoid will smoke when an electrical circuit remains open and it’s receiving the constant flow of electricity. This creates an overheating problem with the solenoid and can cause additional damage. It’s probably best to have a professional mechanic come to your location to complete an electrical inspection, so they can determine why this is happening, and replace the damaged solenoid.

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