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Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 7:20 pm 
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I have been getting a significant clunk occuring going from 1st to 2nd lately, so I went to a transmission place that my dad knows and they quoted me 500 bucks for what the said was the S5 soleniod.

this seems a bit unreasonable since 2nd hand autos go for about 300 in the quokka, so does anyone know of a cheaper way of fixing this problem, and exactly how hard it is to install the solenoid if by chance I could buy an aftermarket one?

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Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 7:53 pm 
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Solinoids are piss easy to wire, but as to install into an auto box, i couldnt help there. 500 bucks sounds way expensive to me mate.... Id be looking around.....

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 7:54 pm 
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yeah good to see someone else reckons its expensive, ill look around some more.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 8:01 pm 
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Got mine done in my EL including tranny service (normally $110) for $300 total. So $500 is over the top. From memory the soleniod alone is around $80

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 8:01 pm 
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s5 goes for around 120 bucks and ive been told not that hard to put in. make sure u put a new filter and oil in when you put it all back together

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:12 pm 
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Damn, the S5's have dropped in price since I bought mine. I paid $250 for a genuine AU one around 18 months ago.

They're easy to fit, when you're doing a service, the S5 comes out after undoing the 2 torx bits holding it in.
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Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 12:00 am 
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thanks fellas, been a great help

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 12:54 pm 
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will the s5 out of for an example An AU fit into an EB1 box???

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 12:59 pm 
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sure its not just dirty (or empty :S) transmission fluid?

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 1:15 pm 
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Yes Froudey, the AU S5 fits straight into any EA-BA 4spd auto.
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Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 1:24 pm 
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is there any benifits to this?? read a few posts that say it shifts quicker or better or something? cause i'm having the same problem as shannonwulf and just wondering if it is a good idea or are thay the same unit as the EAEBEDEFEL

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 3:13 pm 
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yeah was reading some site i found while googling the topic, and one guy reckons if you put a commo s5 into ur falcon you get marginally faster shifts. personally, after i find a new solenoid, ill just make a variable shift kit for the same effect.

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 6:34 pm 
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what about an S5 solenoid setup for a mechanical shift kit kinda thing ?

 

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