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What Does P0970 Code Mean?

OBD-II Code P0970 is defined as a Pressure Control Solenoid "C" Control Circuit Low

The Transmission Fluid Pressure Solenoid allows the engine's control module (PCM) or Transmission Control Module (TCM) to use hydraulic fluid to engage the clutches in the transmission to allow for smoother shifting while driving. If the PCM or TCM detects an issue with the electrical circuit to or from this solenoid, the PCM or TCM will set code P0970.

P0970 Symptoms

  • Increased fuel consumption
  • Transmission may not shift properly

Common Problems That Trigger the P0970 Code

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