Engine-Codes - Generic - P0981

P0981 Code - Shift Solenoid 'D' Control Circuit Range/Performance

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|What are the Possible Causes of the Code P0981?

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

|How to Fix the P0981 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 Code P0981?

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0981 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 P0981 Possible Symptoms?

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

|What Does the P0981 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 .

P0981 Code - Shift Solenoid 'D' Control Circuit Range/Performance

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|Code P0981 Information for Specific Makes

  • P0981 Dodge Shift Solenoid 'D' Control Circuit Range/Performance

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