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 Post subject: cost of replaceing s5 solenoid??
Posted: Sun May 01, 2011 7:41 pm 
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any ideas guys?
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 Post subject: Re: cost of replaceing s5 solenoid??
Posted: Sun May 01, 2011 8:45 pm 
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To buy a genuine Ford S5 or VPS solenoid is expensive, part number AU 640078 A1 $309.00.
You will need to dump the oil out of the trans, buy a new sump gasket and a filter.
The S5 isn't hard to get out as lo9ng as you have torx bits if not, might be an idea to have it changed by a mechanic.
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Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 11:26 pm 
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jst get a cheap torx set from supercheap or somthin. if its just a matter of takin the oil pan off then id definatly do it. ezy as.

 

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Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 8:56 am 
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Here is a pic of the solenoid higlighted, just be careful as these torx screws can be damaged easily.
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Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 5:43 pm 
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chhers for the help guys!
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 Post subject: Re: cost of replaceing s5 solenoid??
Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 5:50 pm 
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Benny D wrote:
jst get a cheap torx set from supercheap or somthin. if its just a matter of takin the oil pan off then id definatly do it. ezy as.

Dont buy a cheap torx set from super cheap I made the mistake and tryed using it on my trans, they fuked up pretty quick,

 

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Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 4:14 pm 
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For what it's worth I had the S5 in my EFII done a few weeks ago by a tranny shop - it cost $520 all up.

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:51 pm 
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gday all ,my el sapphire needed a s5 solenoid ,i read somewhere that the s5 is interchangable with a vr onwards commodore tl460e transmission vps (gm call it a force motor),i bought 4 litres of tq95 from repco for $30 (on special) a rear trans seal $20 ,a transgold filter /gasket from supercheap $17,i also had an old v8 tl460e from my old clubsport which i opened up and took the force motor from .following the instuctions posted on forums ,i changed rear seal ,s5 solenoid ,filter ,gasket with excellent results,it took 3 hour including cleaning up the mess ,cost me $67 ,a saving of $450 odd .car now drives perfectly with no hard 1-2 shift when warm ,and postive 2-3 shift, aswell as no more leaks from rear seal,it is not a hard job for someone with basic mechanical knowledge .
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Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:57 pm 
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A good set of allen keys also work on torx screws. Have changed a few soleniods now on the falcons.
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