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 Post subject: 1st to 2nd gearbox solenoid
Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 3:41 pm 
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Hi i got a quote for $380 for a gearbox service and a 1st to 2nd solenoid. I just wondering if this is cheap? How hard is it to do urself if possible? Is there is other place that would do this job cheaper in Melbourne Western Suburbs?

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 Post subject: Re: 1st to 2nd gearbox solenoid
Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 4:15 pm 
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efweapon wrote:
Hi i got a quote for $380 for a gearbox service and a 1st to 2nd solenoid. I just wondering if this is cheap? How hard is it to do urself if possible? Is there is other place that would do this job cheaper in Melbourne Western Suburbs?

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$25 for the pan gasket and fliter, $30 for fliud, $90 for the solenoid and 40 minutes to do the service and replace the solenoid. Assuming its not a flush service then even at over the counter prices your paying over $200 for the labour. If you are willing to give it a go then do a search it has been on a few threads.
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Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 6:44 pm 
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you sure it is the 1st to 2nd solenoid that needs replacing?

most often it is the S5 that goes as this controls the pressure opf the oil in the biox

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 10:26 pm 
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If it only shifts rough on 1st to 2nd then its that solenoid. If it shifts all over the place in all gears then its either the inhibitor switch or the S5.

Can you do a full tranny flush by yourself or is it specifically a mechanics job? What's involved with that?
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Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 10:27 am 
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yeh it only shift hard in 1st to 2nd not all the time but most of the time. I also heard that when this solenoid plays up it will end up buggering all the other gear changing solenoids. Dont know how much of that is true.

not sure about being able to do the service urself. Is it possible?
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Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 11:58 am 
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ive got the same issue with my car...
sometimes its a b**ch selecting 1st and at times even reverse...
ive been told its a common issue with the ford manuals and might be the solenoid also...
i have to adjust my driving style to select a gear at times...

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 12:09 pm 
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