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post #1 of 8 Old 08-23-2017, 12:24 AM Thread Starter
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96 automatic transmission solenoid

Hi forums! I could really use some help with how to install and what to buy for replacement transmission solenoid for my 96 sport 4x4 automatic transmission. Any information helps!!!

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post #2 of 8 Old 08-23-2017, 08:21 AM
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Did you actually diagnose that your transmission issue is related to the shift solenoid(s), or are you just guessing and buying stuff?

Diagnose first, only then replace what is needed.

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The codes tell me I have a bad shifting solenoid
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Have you got the FSM? The section on the AW4 transmission and test procedures is extensive and helpful.

If you need the solenoids it is worth investigating the Toyota version of the AW4, the spares can be a lot cheaper.

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I'd do the volt meter test on the solenoids. You can access the plug up by the trans dipstick tube. 11-16 Ohms. I'd agree with Timo, what is the problem? Why are you wanting to replace them? If I did replace them, I'd think about late model XJ ones. I think yours will be brown or dark tan colored body. The latter ones are a blueish color. I'm not sure on the Toyota versions. There are different valve bodies in AW4s.
I did replace some with after market ones. They did work. I did put in the lower end Transgo shift kit. I didn't have that XJ much longer. Some say the after market ones do not hold up with shift kits. It might be the HD shift kit, though.
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I really appreciate the help and concern guys. I diagnosed the solenoid because what happens is when ever I stop my OD will not shift into 1st gear. First started happening when my jeep got hot but now will only shift into 1st right when I start it after about 10 min it will not anymore. I got my codes read and they told me it was my A solenoid. Granted I do realize it could mean a lot but I'm about 97% sure that's what it is. I founhttp://m.ebay.com/itm/A340-AW4-Transmission-Master-Solenoid-Service-Kit-Filter-Shift-Tcc-Lock-Up-Jeep-/131107789801?_trkparms=aid%253D222007%2526algo%253 DSIM.MBE%2526ao%253D1%2526asc%253D20150519202348%2 526meid%253De76b12815b2e4e6aa12fcbd8d6074e36%2526p id%253D100408%2526rk%253D1%2526rkt%253D23%2526meho t%253Dpp%2526sd%253D251158830670&_trksid=p2056116. c100408.m2460d some solenoids on eBay for about $73.
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I had a similar problem. It was the speed sensor. I'd test the solenoids first with an Ohm Meter. It is fairly easy. Then I'd drain and flush the trans fluid. I did use some solenoids off of EBay. They did work. I think a place in NJ. The '96 I think just has one Speed sensor. My '98 had two. Again, test the solenoids first. Then the Speed sensor. I think you need an analog Ohm meter for the speed sensor.
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post #8 of 8 Old 08-25-2017, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
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I want to thank everyone who had input and helped me out!! I went to a junkyard and pulled some solenoids for $10! Swapped them for mine and it fixed the problem
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