Engine-Codes - Generic - P0985

P0985 - Shift Solenoid 'E' Control Circuit Low

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?

P0985 Possible Causes

  • 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 do I fix code P0985

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 P0985 code

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the P0985 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.

When is the code detected?

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

Possible Symptoms

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

P0985 Meaning

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).

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