Used Lexus Transmission Solenoids

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About Transmission Solenoids

The Lexus transmission solenoid is one of several hydro-electric valves with a spring-loaded plunger inside. Its operation is determined by the ECU (on-board computer). This computer uses data gathered from sensors positioned around the vehicle to decide which gear to use.

The job of the Lexus transmission solenoid is to control the flow of transmission fluid in an automatic transmission and can be open to allow the fluid to flow, or closed. The ECU tells the Lexus transmission solenoid whether to remain open or not. To open the solenoid the ECU sends a current through a coiled wire on the solenoid, allowing the fluid to flow through. This wire is wrapped around a plunger. With the Lexus transmission solenoid open, the transmission fluid then flows to the clutch, allowing the driver to change gears. Some solenoids have the ability to change multiple gears, whilst some only operate one.

Problems with the Lexus transmission solenoid can mean that the vehicle loses the ability to change gears. It can fail because of damage to the solenoid as a result of electrical issues, or it could be caused by dirty transmission fluid which can make the solenoid stick.

Lexus trivia

  • The engine is so good on a Lexus LFA that analogue tachometers couldn't keep up. The company had no choice but to use digital tachometers.
  • Prince Albert II of Monaco used a Lexus 600h L Landaulet as the official car for his wedding. The car came with a transparent, one-piece roof, and the vehicle took 2000 hours to prepare for the event.
  • In 2018, Lexus sold almost 700,000 cars, and since its founding in 1989 has sold a whopping 10 million vehicles. That makes Lexus the fourth best-selling luxury car brand in the world after Mercedes, BMW, and Audi.
  • The 24 hour Nurburgring race is always a good event, but Lexus were the first to enter the race with a hybrid car, the RX 400h. Its success in the event led many other manufacturers to look more closely at hybrid cars. Now, Lexus sells more hybrid cars than any other manufacturer, and in the UK, as many as 95% of all Lexus cars sold are hybrids.
  • Although Mexico is a huge market, Lexus doesn't have a single dealership there. While Lexus has a presence in over 90 countries, they are conspicuously absent from the 13th largest car market on the planet!