how would i remove a governor sensor off of my 1990 dodge dakota?

Asked by Dec 23, 2012 at 10:56 AM about the 1990 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr LE Standard Cab SB

Question type: Car Customization

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YEAH DON'T ITS THERE FOR A REASON

granted, it is there for a reason, but, to remove and reinstall a new one, remove the transmission pan, remove the transmission filter, and usually on the passenger side of a dodge, there sits the governor pressure solenoid and sensor... remove the wires attaching said parts by use of a small flathead screwdriver, then remove the mounting plate which holds said parts. it will require (in most cases) a 13mm wrench or socket to remove the pan, at least a 6 quart oil drain pan, a Torx 20 to remove the filter, a 10mm socket or wrench and a Torx 20 to remove the mounting plate. Once you have done these things, the sensor and solenoid can be easily removed and reinstalled to the plate, but since you have your pan open already, now is the perfect time to go ahead and adjust your transmission bands (Recommended every 24000 miles on most Dodge trucks)! One is inside the pan area, one is on the outside, Google or Bing the perfect adjustment for your particular transmission, or youtube it, then go ahead and after installing the solenoid and sensor to the plate, reattach the plate to your transmission, torque those bolts at around 18lbs, attach the filter, torque those bolts at around 10lbs, inspect your transmission pan gasket. if suitable (most actually are, but every once in a while...) reuse, otherwise clean the mounting areas of your transmission and pan leaving no trace of the old gasket (brillo and brake cleaner work wonders) and replace it with a new one (usually supplied in most filter kits!) then torque the pan at about 11lbs (Most cases, see google or bing or your local transmission shop). Once all this is done refill your transmission... Many people like to keep an empty 5 qt jug for this job.... when you drain your pan, you dump the fluid into said empty jug, this tells you how much fluid to put back in! Usually, about 4 to 5 quarts of ATF+4, but check to be sure.

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