Engine-Codes - Buick - P0796 BUICK

P0796 BUICK Code - Pressure Control Solenoid Valve 3 Stuck Off

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3
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|P0796 BUICK code possible causes

  • Low transmission fluid level
  • Dirty transmission fluid
  • Faulty Pressure Control Solenoid Valve 3
  • Pressure Control Solenoid Valve 3 harness is open or shorted
  • Pressure Control Solenoid Valve 3 circuit poor electrical connection

|How is the P0796 BUICK code repair?

Start by checking the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector's pins.

|What is the cost to diagnose the P0796 BUICK code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0796 BUICK code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair's diagnosis time and labor rates vary by location, vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repair shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

|What are P0796 BUICK code possible symptoms?

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
  • Shift shock

|What is P0796 BUICK code meaning?

The Clutch Pressure Control (PC) solenoid 3 is part of the control solenoid valve assembly which has no serviceable components. PC solenoid 3 regulates transmission fluid pressure to the R1/4-5-6 regulator valve which controls pressure to the reverse and low clutch and the 4-5-6 clutch. The Transmission Control Module (TCM) calculates gear ratio based on the RPM signals from the automatic transmission input speed sensor (ISS) and the output speed sensor (OSS). The TCM compares the expected transmission gear ratio to the calculated gear ratio for each commanded gear.

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