P079A - Transmission Friction Element 'A' Slip Detected

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3
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P079A Possible Causes

  • Low tire air pressure
  • Damaged steering gear bellows boot
  • Contaminated gear/rack
  • Inner tie rods
  • Steering gear internal failure

How do I fix code P079A?

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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Cost of diagnosing the P079A code

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the P079A 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.

Possible Symptoms

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

P079A Description

The Power Steering Control Module (PSCM) will monitor the amount of force needed to assist with vehicle steering when the ignition is ON and the voltage supply to the PSCM is above 6 volts, all other Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS) sensors are
functioning correctly and the EPAS gear is providing assist.
OBDII Code P079a - Transmission Friction Element 'A' Slip Detected - AutoCodes.com

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