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#907666 - 03/04/17 03:33 PM Re: solenoid switch [Re: Bob_Q]
eddie2004 Offline
Handyman

Registered: 04/11/04
Posts: 824
Loc: los angeles ca.
Well left car @ garage the problem is the transmission computer, dealer wants $1400 for new one,my mechanic looking for used one,is there another name this computer goes by, did not know trans had computer, some body please help just paid for engine swap $4000 16 months ago,1 yr before that $2000 for top half of engine, this car has been a money pit the last 3 yrs and my wife is beating me up over this telling me should have not paid that much $38,000 new, car is in excellent condition showroom condition(except for mechanicals) that is why i keep pouring money into it.

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#907700 - 03/04/17 09:41 PM Re: solenoid switch [Re: eddie2004]
BillJeffy Offline
Don't Know Squat
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 01/02/06
Posts: 12912
Loc: New England
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Technically, it's the "transmission control module"

Then there's the "body control module"

and then, etc., etc.

There's even a "module" that controls the fan speed....

They're everywhere.

and they're expensive (sorta)

If it's any consolation, and as you say the body is in great shape,
no rust, dents, etc., what the repair is gonna cost,
is far less than replacement cost of the whole vehicle.

In your location, you don't have to deal with snow, ice, salt,
so that car should last a long time.
BUT, repairs are necessary to keep it that way.
Any moving part, or electrical, is prone to 'going south' so to speak.
Balance your repair cost against new car, higher sales cost,
higher insurance, and all that, and expect that your next 'new'
car will be even more complicated in the control department.

Your mechanic should be able to locate a used 'module',
save you a few bux, but you (the wife) gotta expect repairs.

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Just Common Sense......
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err....I'm not a Doctor, but I'll take a LOOK ! !

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#908208 - 03/08/17 08:58 PM Re: solenoid switch [Re: BillJeffy]
eddie2004 Offline
Handyman

Registered: 04/11/04
Posts: 824
Loc: los angeles ca.
well they replaced the the tcm trans is working correctly, now they are telling me wiring harness is bad it is not talking with other computer and some lights on dash indicating other problems are coming on, how can this be when i took car in no lights were on and other than the trans problem car was running good.

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