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What Does P0761 Code Mean?

OBD-II Code P0761 is defined as a Shift Solenoid "C" Performance/Stuck Off

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 pressure control solenoid is not performing as desired, it will set code P0761.

P0761 Symptoms

  • Increased fuel consumption
  • Transmission may not shift properly

Common Problems That Trigger the P0761 Code

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