Commander 4WD V8-4.7L VIN N (2006)
Shift Solenoid: Description and Operation
Solenoid-Pressure Switch Assembly
The transmission solenoid/TRS assembly is internal to the transmission and mounted on the valve body assembly. The assembly consists of six
solenoids that control hydraulic pressure to the six friction elements (transmission clutches), and the torque converter clutch. The pressure control
solenoid is located on the side of the solenoid/TRS assembly. The solenoid/TRS assembly also contains five pressure switches that feed information to
Solenoids are used to control the L/R, 2C, 4C, OD, and UID friction elements. The reverse clutch is controlled by line pressure and the position of the
manual valve in the valve body. All the solenoids are contained within the Solenoid and Pressure Switch Assembly. The solenoid and pressure switch
assembly contains one additional solenoid, Multi-Select (MS), which serves primarily to provide 2nd and 3rd gear limp-in operation.
The solenoids receive electrical power from the Transmission Control Relay through a single wire. The TCM energizes or operates the solenoids
individually by grounding the return wire of the solenoid as necessary. When a solenoid is energized, the solenoid valve shifts, and a fluid passage is
opened or closed (vented or applied), depending on its default operating state. The result is an apply or release of a frictional element.
The MS and UID solenoids are normally applied to allow transmission limp-in in the event of an electrical failure.
The continuity of the solenoids and circuits are periodically tested. Each solenoid is turned on or off depending on its current state. An inductive spike
should be detected by the TCM during this test. If no spike is detected, the circuit is tested again to verify the failure. In addition to the periodic
testing, the solenoid circuits are tested if a speed ratio or pressure switch error occurs.