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Old 10-21-2009, 11:47 PM
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97 Honda Civic EX automatic with 139k miles.

So I got these two CEL codes, P0700 & P0715. Found out that its a tranny system malfunction thing. Did a search online and found out that P0715 is the "LINEAR SOLENOID"(correct me if I'm wrong).

So my question is what's the job of the "LINEAR SOLENOID"?
What does it have to do with the tranny system?
and, where is it located on the tranny?
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Old 10-22-2009, 10:01 AM
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The linear solenoid is responsible for shifting gears in the trans. Sounds like yours may be gummed up. when was the last time that the trans was drained and filled and the filter changed?

Can't help you too much with location on a Civic but it should be on the top or the side of the trans. Will be wires running to it.
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Old 10-22-2009, 10:36 AM
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Last trannny fluid change was less then two months ago when this problem exist but did not help anything. Filter was never changed.

Where's the filter by the way?
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Old 10-22-2009, 03:55 PM
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i think they don't have filter in the tranny. I think you just drain and fill it.

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Old 10-22-2009, 11:39 PM
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ok, i found the Solenoid on top of the tranny and correct, it doesn't have a filter.
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:28 AM
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There are screen filters inside the servo assembly. If you feel mechanically inclined to do so, you can remove the servo assembly and CHECK HERE for the part numbers. They call them pipes, they have the filters built into them. Diagram numbers 1 and 3 in the link. Otherwise, you'll have to go to a trusted trans shop or the dealer and ask them if they've seen this as a common problem.

I know that my '03 Ody has the same type of setup for the pipe filters in the servo body.
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Old 10-24-2009, 12:06 AM
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WAIT A MINUTE. I was wrong. I only found the "Solenoid, shift" on the tranny and I need the "Solenoid, Linear". back to my question again.

Where is the "LINEAR SOLENOID" located?

I've search around where the Solenoid shift is located and there is NOTHING to be found that look like a Solenoid. Nothing like the ones in my diagram that I got off online that was from a 97Civic. this is where I found my diagram: http://www.hondaautomotiveparts.com/...ISSION+HOUSING

I belieave I need #32. I can only see #5 on my civic. I cannot find where #32 is located on/around my tranny. This diagram is confusing comparing to physically looking at my car.
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#32 is part of/attached to #5
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Old 10-24-2009, 06:00 PM
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#32 is part of/attached to #5
According to this diagram, yes BUT my actual 97 Civic DOES NOT have anything attatch to it even near it besides some connectors for/to the engine which are not Solenoid. I"ll try to get a pic of my civic to explain a little bit more.
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Old 11-01-2009, 01:58 PM
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Problem solved. Car is running perfect now. THanks everybody.
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So what did you do to fix it?
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It's a common thing to clean the screens on the shift solenoids to clear up shifting issues, but why it would be called, or there would be such a thing called a linear solenoid is beyond me.
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Old 11-02-2009, 11:18 PM
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psht, you honda guys
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