View Full Version : Installing a Overdrive Solenoid

01-22-2007, 10:31 PM
Is there a trick to installing an o/d solenoid? I read the service manual several times ('51 Champion) but it's a little vague. I understand it's easy to install it wrong by not turning the shaft a quarter turn or something. I don't want to take mine out unless I'm confident I can get it back in right. Thanks for any help.

Dennis Napier

01-22-2007, 11:23 PM
Just unbolt, rotate to release, and remove, reverse to install. I don't recall CW or CCW, read the book.

64 Commander 2 dr.
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black) #2
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert
63 Lark 2 door
63 Lark 2 door #2
62 Daytona HT/ 4 speed
62 Lark 2 door
62 GT Hawk 4 speed
60 Lark HT
60 Hawk
59 3E truck
52 Starliner
51 Commander

01-23-2007, 11:18 AM
It's really easy, Dennis. undo the wires, undo the two bolts holding it to the tranny and turn it CCW about a quarter turn. Then extract it. Reverse of same proceedure going back in with it.;) Really - very easy.;)

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1960 Larkvertible V8
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01-23-2007, 06:21 PM
Thank you, gentlemen for the advice. Now on to locating another solenoid, which will require a new topic.

Dennis Napier