P0761 - Shift Solenoid 'C' Performance or Stuck Off

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3    What is this?
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P0761 Possible Causes

  • Low transmission fluid level
  • Dirty transmission fluid
  • Faulty shift solenoid 'C' valve
  • Shift solenoid 'C' valve harness or connectors
  • Shift solenoid 'C' valve circuit is open or shorted

How do I fix code P0761?

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.
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Tech Notes

When the a transmission solenoid is stuck off, in most cases the problem is not the electrical part of the solenoid; the problem is foreign material obstructing the mechanical function of the solenoid or the flow of the fluid through the transmission valve body. If the transmission fluid is very dirty, it is recommend changing the transmission fluid and if possible removing the transmission pan for further diagnosis. Excessive debris or metal particles on the transmission pan could be an indication that there is a transmission mechanical failure and that the transmission will need to be rebuilt or replaced.

Cost of diagnosing the P0761 code

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the P0761 code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary by location, your vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

When is the code detected?

The P0761 code is detected when the ECM has detected a mechanical fault with the solenoid energized, valve stuck off

Possible Symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
  • Transmission will not shift gears

P0761 Description

Shift solenoid valve 'C' is turned ON or OFF by the Transmission Control Module (TCM) in response to signals sent from the park/neutral position (PNP) switch, vehicle speed and Engine Control Module (ECM) (throttle opening). Gears will then be shifted to the optimum position.
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