Transmissions and Drivetrains
Dodge Caravan
Ford Explorer Limited

Do the solenoids affect the transmission?

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02/01/2007

Some of them do, if that's their function. Solenoids are electric switches. A small amount of current to the coil causes the electric switch to be able to conduct a large amount of current. One application for a solenoid in a transmission is to engage the "lockup" torque converter.