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Our automotive experts have put together the following information about the P0785 diagnostic trouble code. We've provided the common symptoms that occur when this code is set along with the frequent repairs that address the issues related to the P0785 code.

What Does P0785 Code Mean?

    OBD-II Code P0785 is defined as a Shift Timing Solenoid "A"

    The Transmission Control Module (TCM) uses shift solenoids to control the hydraulic pressure in the transmission which is needed to apply the various clutch packs in the transmission that provide the different gear ratios needed to efficiently propel the vehicle down the roadways. When the TCM detects a shift solenoid is not performing as desired, it will set code P0785.

    P0785 Symptoms

    • Increased fuel consumption
    • Transmission may not shift properly

    Common Problems That Trigger the P0785 Code

    • Transmission Control Module (TCM) failure
    • Transmission fluid level is low
    • Transmission shift solenoid failure
    • Transmission valve body failure
    • Wiring issue
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