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P0973 Chevrolet Code - Shift Solenoid Valve 1 Control Circuit Low Voltage

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What are the Possible Causes of the Code P0973 Chevrolet?

  • Low transmission fluid level
  • Dirty transmission fluid
  • Faulty Transmission Control Solenoid Valve
  • Transmission Control Solenoid Valve harness is open or shorted
  • Transmission Control Solenoid Valve circuit poor electrical connection

How to Fix the P0973 Chevrolet 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.

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What is the Cost to Diagnose the Code P0973 Chevrolet?

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0973 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.

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What are Code P0973 Chevrolet Possible Symptoms?

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

What Does the P0973 Chevrolet Code Mean?

The shift solenoid 1 is part of the control solenoid valve assembly which has no serviceable parts. The shift solenoid 1 is a normally closed ON/OFF solenoid and is controlled by the Transmission Control Module through a low side driver. When the shift solenoid 1 is energized, shift solenoid 1 fluid pressure is directed to the clutch select valve 2. Power to the shift solenoid 1 is supplied by the Transmission Control Module through a high-side driver. The high-side driver protects the circuit and components from excessive current flow. If excessive current flow is detected, the high side driver will turn OFF. When the fault is corrected, the high-side driver will reset. The Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) will be set when the control solenoid valve assembly detects an internal low voltage electrical malfunction of the shift solenoid 1 control circuit when the shift solenoid 1 is commanded OFF for 2 seconds.

P0973 Chevrolet Code - Shift Solenoid Valve 1 Control Circuit Low Voltage

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