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Our automotive experts have put together the following information about the P0981 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 P0981 code.

OBD II Fault Code

  • OBD II P0981

    OBD-II Code Transmission may not shift properly is defined as a Shift Solenoid "D" Control Circuit Range/Performance

    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 road. When the TCM detects a pressure control solenoid is not performing as desired, it will set code P0981.

    Transmission may not shift properly Symptoms

    • Increased fuel consumption
    • Transmission may not shift properly

    Common Problems That Trigger the P0981 Code

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