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P0973 PONTIAC Code - Shift Solenoid 'A' Short To Ground

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|What are the Possible Causes of the P0973 PONTIAC Code?

  • Low transmission fluid level
  • Dirty transmission fluid
  • 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 PONTIAC 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 PONTIAC code?

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0973 PONTIAC 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 PONTIAC code possible symptoms?

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

|What Does the P0973 PONTIAC Code Mean?

The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) controls the ground signal for shift solenoid 'A' to control the solenoid ON or OFF, according to transaxle and vehicle operation. When the solenoid is OFF, filtered line pressure to the solenoid is exhausted. When energized (ON), the exhaust port is blocked, stopping the exhaust of line pressure through the solenoid. Pressure on the end of the 1-2 shift valve moves the valve against the spring force, sending line pressure into the solenoid 'A' passage to the 3-4 shift valve.

Shift Solenoid 'A' Short To Ground

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