Engine-Codes - Generic - P0961

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

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|What are the Possible Causes of the P0961 Code?

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

|How to Fix the P0961 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 P0961 code?

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0961 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 P0961 code possible symptoms?

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

|What Does the P0961 Code Mean?

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).

Pressure Control Solenoid 'A' Control Circuit Range/Performance

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|P0961 code 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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