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Old 05-13-2019, 08:11 PM
BobbyA BobbyA is offline
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Default 2002 transmission doesn't shift to other gears

My 2002 automatic transmission won't shift out of 1st or 2nd gears. Then it has trouble in reverse. I have to rev it up for it to move. The od light blinks too. I've read that it might be the shift control solenoid. Where is it and how do I change it?
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Old 05-13-2019, 08:40 PM
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Default Re: 2002 transmission doesn't shift to other gears

The flashing od light is the same as a check engine light. There will be a diagnostic code. You need to scan the truck to get the code so you have some basic info on whats going on.

There is no single shift control solenoid. There's 6 solenoids total and they are inside the transmission attached to the valve body but it is pointless to even consider replacing them or anything else until you first get the diagnostic code. Though it sounds like you lost fluid pressure which would be pump failure or an internal pressure leak. The valve body separator plate gaskets are known to blow out causing pressure loss in pre 2004 trucks.
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