Can anyone help me? I have a problem with the shift solenoid on a 1.6 Auto Note but can't find where the solenoids are on the Gearbox. I can find the solenoid on the wiring diagram but the manual I have doesn't show the location on the box.
Hi, they look like they are in the bottom oil control plate, this is probably inside of the sump plate. Check by getting underneath, there is a master connector for all 4 solenoids then there are 4 solenoids all in a line in the oil control plate, if you cannot see four round solenoid bodies from the outside then it's sump plate removal time, not recommended for someone with no experience.
The Gearbox won't change gear and from what I can find in the manual I have, if it has a fault on the gearbox it goes into a safe mode and the box sticks in 3rd. One of the fault that came up was Shift Solenoid but there was also a speed sensor fault. Could the 2 be connected?
I've checked the oil level and colour, it's a nice red colour and the level is ok. The car has only done 6k miles.
Then you should have a error code logged and a warning light on the dash, the error code will determine whether it's the speed sensor or the solenoid. Personally I'd look at the speed sensor as you can change that from the outside.
I'll do a bit more digging around before I buy anything, car is driveable just using a little more fuel then it should (34mpg).
Don't have a warrenty, bought the car from a body shop after the previous owner wouldn't agree to the price for repair, bought parts from scrappys all over the UK and got it back together, just need to sort the little problems.