Engine-Codes - Generic - P0842

P0842 Code - Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor/Switch 'A' Circuit Low

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3
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|P0842 code possible causes

  • Low transmission fluid level
  • Dirty transmission fluid
  • Faulty Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor/Switch 'A'
  • Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor/Switch 'A' harness or connectors
  • Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor/Switch 'A' circuit is open or shorted
  • Transmission internal mechanical problem

|How is the P0842 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 P0842 code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0842 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 P0842 code possible symptoms?

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

|What is P0842 code meaning?

The Transmission Control Module (TCM) monitors the Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor/Switch signal. The TCM sets the OBDII code when the Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor/Switch is not to factory specifications.

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|P0842 code information for specific makes

  • P0842 ACURA Transmission Fluid Pressure Switch 'A' 2nd Clutch Circuit Low
  • P0842 BUICK Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor/Switch 'A' Circuit Low
  • P0842 CADILLAC Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor/Switch 'A' Circuit Low
  • P0842 CHEVROLET Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor/Switch 'A' Circuit Low
  • P0842 DODGE Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor/Switch 'A' Circuit Low
  • P0842 GMC Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor/Switch 'A' Circuit Low
  • P0842 HONDA Transmission Fluid Pressure Switch 'A' 2nd Clutch Circuit Low
  • P0842 MERCEDES-BENZ Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor/Switch 'A' Circuit Low
  • P0842 OLDSMOBILE Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor/Switch 'A' Circuit Low
  • P0842 PONTIAC Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor/Switch 'A' Circuit Low
  • P0842 SATURN Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor/Switch 'A' Circuit Low

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