I just had to say THANK YOU so much for your post and pictures of the IWE solenoid replacement process. I have a 2004 F-150, and am going through this same problem. Being a woman, there's always the stereotype that we don't know what we're talking about when it comes to auto repair. I went to the dealership today to get the NEW design of the IWE solenoid. Armed with the part numbers, both old design, and new, obtained from here. The service tech told me they only carry the OLD design, and that they are exactly the same part. I argued the difference with him, and asked to see the part so I could point out the difference based on what I had learned from your pics, and he refused. I told him to order me the NEW solenoid and gave him the part number. I explained that I was not stupid and that it was obvious that they had some inventory of the old parts they'd like to get rid of, but that I wasn't going to be one of the takers. I paid for my NEW part, $31.25 with tax. LOL, my husband went along for moral support I guess, and told me later how proud he was of how I handled thhe situation. THANKS AGAIN!!!
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