AutoCodes - Pontiac - P0218 PONTIAC

P0218 PONTIAC Code - Transmission Over Temperature Condition

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3
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|P0218 PONTIAC code possible causes

  • Low transmission fluid level
  • Transmission cooling system concerns

|How do I fix the P0218 PONTIAC code?

Check the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector's pins.

|Cost of diagnosing the P0218 PONTIAC code

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the P0218 PONTIAC code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair's diagnosis time and labor rates vary by location, vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repair shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

|When is the P0218 PONTIAC code detected?

When the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) detects a high transmission fluid temperature (TFT) for a long period of time, then code P0218 will set.

|What are P0218 PONTIAC code possible symptoms?

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)

|P0218 PONTIAC code description

The flow of transmission fluid starts in the bottom pan and is drawn through the filter, control valve body assembly, transmission case and into the oil pump assembly. The oil pump assembly pressurizes the fluid and directs it to the pressure regulator valve where it becomes the main supply of fluid to the various components and hydraulic circuits in the transmission. Hot fluid exiting the torque converter flows through the converter clutch apply valve and into the transmission cooler lines to the oil cooler located in the vehicle radiator (and auxiliary cooler if equipped). From the cooler, fluid returns to cool and lubricate the front of the transmission. In forward drive ranges, D4 fluid from the manual valve is routed through an orificed cup plug in the rear of the transmission case to feed the rear lube fluid circuit.
OBDII Code P0218 Pontiac - Transmission Over Temperature Condition -

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