Engine-Codes - Buick - P0842 BUICK

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

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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P0842 BUICK 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 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.

Tech Notes

There is a factory service bulletin for the following Buick Models:
2001-2005 Buick LeSabre
2001-2005 Buick Park Avenue
2002-2007 Buick Rendezvous
2002-2007 Buick Rendezvous AWD
2005-2007 Buick Terraza
2005-2007 Buick Terraza EXT
2005-2007 Buick Terraza 4WD
2005-2008 Buick Allure (Canada Only)
2005-2008 Buick LaCrosse
2006-2008 Buick Lucerne
Buick Factory Service Bulletin OBDII Code P0842

What is the cost to diagnose the P0842 BUICK code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0842 BUICK code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary widely across the country, and even within the same city. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.
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Possible Symptoms

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

P0842 BUICK Meaning

The Torque Converter Clutch (TCC) release switch is part of the automatic Transmission Fluid Pressure (TFP) manual valve position switch. The TFP manual valve position switch is mounted to the transmission valve body. The TCC release switch is a normally-closed switch.
When the TCC is released, TCC release fluid pressure opens the TCC release switch which opens the TCC release pressure circuit. When the voltage on the circuit is high (switch open), the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) recognizes that the TCC is no longer engaged.

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