Engine-Codes - Generic - P0973

P0973 Code - Shift Solenoid 'A' Control Circuit Low

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|What are the Possible Causes of the P0973 Code?

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

|How to Fix the P0973 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 P0973 code?

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0973 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 P0973 code possible symptoms?

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

|What Does the P0973 Code Mean?

The Engine Control Module (ECM) commands gear shifts by turning the shift solenoid valves ON/OFF . When there is an open or short circuit in any shift solenoid valve circuit, the ECM detects the problem and illuminates the engine light and stores the Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC). And the ECM performs the fail-safe function and turns the other shift solenoids valves in good condition ON/OFF .

Shift Solenoid 'A' Control Circuit Low

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