Engine-Codes - Chevrolet - P0897 CHEVROLET

P0897 CHEVROLET Code - Transmission Fluid Life

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3
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|P0897 CHEVROLET code possible causes

  • Change Transmission Fluid
  • Clear Transmission Fluid Life

|How is the P0897 CHEVROLET 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.

|P0897 CHEVROLET code tech notes

Prior to the 2000 year models, an OBDII scanner is needed to clear Transmission Fluid Life. After 2000 model the Transmission Fluid Life can be clear by pressing the Transmission Fluid Life reset button down for 5 seconds after changing the transmission fluid.

|What is the cost to diagnose the P0897 CHEVROLET code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0897 CHEVROLET 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 P0897 CHEVROLET code possible symptoms?

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

|What is P0897 CHEVROLET code meaning?

The Transmission Fluid Life is determined by monitoring transmission fluid temperature over a period of time. The Transmission Control Module (TCM) calculates Transmission Fluid Life based on a set of temperature ranges stored in TCM memory. As the vehicle is driven, a counter increment. The rate at which the counter increments depend on the temperature range in which the transmission is currently operating in. The higher the temperature range, the faster the counter increments. As the count increment, the TCM will begin to decrease the fluid life percentage from 100, high fluid life, to 0, low fluid life. If the TCM detects a calculated transmission oil life of 10 percent or less, then Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) P0897 sets.

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