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P0985 ACURA - Shift Solenoid Valve 'E' Short

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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P0985 ACURA Possible Causes

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

How is the P0985 ACURA code repair?

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 ACURA code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0985 ACURA 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.
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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 ACURA Meaning

When shift solenoid valves A, B, C, D, and E are turned ON, the hydraulic pressure circuit opens. The hydraulic pressure circuit supplies/discharges hydraulic pressure to/from each clutch according to the combination of the ON/OFF status of the shift solenoid valves. The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) commands the driver circuit to turn on the shift solenoid valve. The circuit diagnoses malfunctions such as a circuit short or open, and sends back a return signal during the PCM's command. When the return signal does not match the PCM command to turn ON the shift solenoid valve, the PCM detects a malfunction and stores a Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC).

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