Check Engine Light With Code P1870 on GMC Jimmy

Vehicles equipped whit a 4 speed automatic transmission may develop a harsh 1-2 shift and/or illumination of the Check Engine Light with code P1870 stored. This can be caused by wear of the bore for the TCC isolator and regulator valves in the valve body. This condition does not commonly occur until the transmission reaches normal operating temperature. If the valve body is worn, replacement will be necessary to correct this concern.

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Average mileage: 175,238 (96,000–242,000)
Drive Trains affected: 4WD, Automatic Transmission
5 model years affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, more2000
19 people reported this problem
3 people shared problem details
1999 GMC Jimmy- Automatic Transmission230,000
hard up shift from first to second, ( after we after we drove it for long time two days in a row...)
1998 GMC Jimmy- Automatic Transmission148,000
Have no check engine light or code but trans shifts down really hard from 2nd to 1st
1997 GMC Jimmy- Automatic Transmission108,000
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