: P 028 code AND overheating?

06-16-04, 08:54 PM
I checked the list and this code is "Open 3rd or 4th Gear Shift Or Shorted 2-3 Shift Solenoid [VCC]"...Is this the 'easy' trans solenoid or the 'hard' one?
Is this related to my overheating problem? Speaking of which, I've been running the car in first or second to keep the revs about 3000 plus, which seems to help it keep its cool, but did this blow the solenoid? AAARRRRGGGH!

06-18-04, 09:39 AM
This is one of your shift solenoids, and it is considered to be the easier ones, the input speed sensor is the bear,you have to remove the trans for that one, for the shift solenoids you have to drop the valve body out of the trans and then open it to replace the 2 shift solenoids.

I would recommend GMpartsdirect.com to buy the shift solenoid kit for about 50.00 or so.

The shift solenoid more than likley has a crack on the plastic base.

And this would not cause an overheat problem.