Engine-Codes - Acura - P0973 ACURA

P0973 ACURA - Shift Solenoid Valve 'A' Short

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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P0973 ACURA Possible Causes

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

How do I fix code P0973 ACURA?

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 connector's pins.

Cost of diagnosing the P0973 ACURA code

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the P0973 ACURA 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.

Possible Symptoms

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

P0973 ACURA Meaning

When shift solenoid valves A, B, C, D, and E are turned ON, the hydraulic pressure circuit opens. The hydraulic pressure circuit supplies/discharges hydraulic pressure to/from each clutch according to the combination of the ON/OFF status of the shift solenoid valves. The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) commands the driver circuit to turn on the shift solenoid valve. The circuit diagnoses malfunctions such as a circuit short or open, and sends back a return signal during the PCM's command. When the return signal does not match the PCM command to turn ON the shift solenoid valve, the PCM detects a malfunction and stores a Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC).

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