Engine-Codes - Generic - P079A

P079A Code - Transmission Friction Element 'A' Slip Detected

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|What are the Possible Causes of the Code P079A?

  • Low tire air pressure
  • Damaged steering gear bellows boot
  • Contaminated gear/rack
  • Inner tie rods
  • Steering gear internal failure

|How to Fix the P079A Code?

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 Code P079A?

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P079A 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.

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|What are Code P079A Possible Symptoms?

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

|What Does the P079A Code Mean?

The Power Steering Control Module (PSCM) will monitor the amount of force needed to assist with vehicle steering when the ignition is ON and the voltage supply to the PSCM is above 6 volts, all other Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS) sensors are
functioning correctly and the EPAS gear is providing assist.

P079A Code - Transmission Friction Element 'A' Slip Detected

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