Engine-Codes - Generic - P0986

P0986 - Shift Solenoid 'E' Control Circuit High

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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P0986 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 is the P0986 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 P0986 code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0986 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

P0986 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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