2005 chevy malibu Maxx v6. Warning lights = engine light. Shift solenoid B is bad. Repairs= trying to see if this is a problem i can repair myself. Question = i am trying to find the location of shift solenoid b for my 2005 chevy malibu Maxx i am very mechanically inclined but need to know the location of the solenoid to see if i can take care of it myself or do i have to bring it to a shop.
Answer: It is a job you can do yourself if you have the tools and are mechanically inclined enough. The biggest obstacle is that you have to remove the side cover of the transmission. This usually involves having to support the engine and trans with a holding fixture and lowering of the subframe. Then the transmission can be lowered enough to get the side cover off. The shift solenoids are located on the valve body which is just inside the side cover.
I would recommend replacing both shift solenoids as they are not that expensive and you don't want to have to do the job twice. Looking at the side of the transmission, the shift solenoids are located in the top two positions on the valve body. They are square in shape, so don't confuse them with the many other different solenoids in the valve body. Good luck!
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