Engine-Codes - Generic - P0976

P0976 - Shift Solenoid 'B' Control Circuit Low

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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P0976 Possible Causes

  • Low transmission fluid level
  • Dirty transmission fluid
  • Faulty shift solenoid 'B' valve
  • Shift solenoid 'B' valve harness or connectors
  • Shift solenoid 'B' valve circuit is open or shorted

How do I fix code P0976?

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 P0976 code

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the P0976 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)

P0976 Meaning

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 .

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