Engine-Codes - Generic - P0985

P0985 Code - Shift Solenoid 'E' Control Circuit Low

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|What are the Possible Causes of the P0985 Code?

  • Faulty pressure control solenoid valve 'E'
  • Pressure control solenoid valve 'E' harness is open or shorted
  • Pressure control solenoid valve 'E' circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Engine Control Module (ECM)
  • Low transmission fluid level
  • Dirty transmission fluid

|How to Fix the P0985 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 P0985 code?

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0985 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.

|When is the P0985 code detected?

Engine Control Module (ECM) detectes an open or shorted condition on the solenoid circuit

|What are P0985 code possible symptoms?

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

|What Does the P0985 Code Mean?

Shifting from 1st to 5th is performed in combination with ”ON” and ”OFF” operation of the shift solenoid valves SL1, SL2, SL3, S4 and SR which is controlled by the Engine Control Module (ECM). If an open or short circuit occurs in either of the shift solenoid valves, the ECM controls the remaining normal shift solenoid valve to allow the vehicle to be operated smoothly (Fail safe function).

Shift Solenoid 'E' Control Circuit Low

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