P0961 - Pressure Control Solenoid 'A' Control Circuit Range/Performance

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What does this mean?

P0961 Possible Causes

  • Faulty Pressure Control Solenoid 'A'
  • Pressure Control Solenoid 'A' harness is open or shorted
  • Pressure Control Solenoid 'A' circuit poor electrical connection

First diagnose P0961 code

    Check 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 terminals.

Cost of diagnosing the P0961 code

    Labor: 1.0

    The cost of diagnosing the P0961 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.

P0961 Possible Symptoms

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

P0961 Meaning

The Pressure Control (PC) Solenoid Valve an electronic pressure regulator that controls transmission line pressure based on current flow through its coil windings. As current flow is increased, the magnetic field produced by the coil moves the solenoid’s plunger further away from the exhaust port. Opening the exhaust port decreases the output fluid pressure regulated by the PC solenoid valve, which ultimately decreases line pressure. The line pressure solenoid valve regulates the oil pump discharge pressure to suit the driving condition in response to a signal sent from the Transmission Control Module (TCM).
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P0961 Information for specific makes

  • P0961 BUICK Line Pressure Control Solenoid System Performance
  • P0961 CADILLAC Line Pressure Control Solenoid System Performance
  • P0961 CHEVROLET Line Pressure Control Solenoid System Performance
  • P0961 DODGE Pressure Control Solenoid 'A' Control Circuit Range/Performance
  • P0961 GMC Line Pressure Control Solenoid System Performance

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