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Also make sure all your wiring is up to the task, when I used an electric everything had to be 10ga or larger right to the battery. If its not it may have worked a while but the cable and shifter may be getting a little tighter and it just doesnt have the oomph to push it with the wiring you have. Run a 8 or10ga wire direct to the battery and see if it pushes it without an issue. If it does then go over your wiring/relay/connections. If it doesnt then either something is binding in the shifter/cable or the solenoid went bad, those solenoids are pretty tough but nothing lasts forever..
 

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Wait. Don't you mean the solenoid won't smack the shifter hard enough to shift gears?

The solenoid holds the shifter BACK. Cutting the 12V power just turns the electro magnet off, and lets the spring mechanism smack the shifter.

If so, either your spring is ruined and too weak, or you're trying to smack the shifter too low down and need to aim the solenoid ram higher up on the stick.
Some use the spring and the solenoid holds it back and some use the energized solenoid the extend and push (or pull) the shifter.
 
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