P0981 Possible Causes
- Faulty Shift Solenoid 'D'
- Shift Solenoid 'D' harness is open or shorted
- Shift Solenoid 'D' circuit poor electrical connection
How do I fix code P0981Check 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 P0981 code
Labor: 1.0The cost of diagnosing the P0981 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.
- Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
P0981 MeaningThe 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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Information for specific makes
- P0981 DODGE Shift Solenoid 'D' Control Circuit Range/Performance