P0942 - Hydraulic Pressure Unit

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3   
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P0942 Possible Causes

  • Low transmission fluid level
  • Shift Lever Position
  • Plugged Transmission filter
  • Faulty Transmission Oil Pump

First diagnose P0942 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 P0942 code

    Labor: 1.0

    The cost of diagnosing the P0942 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.

P0942 Possible Symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
  • Delay of shifting

P0942 Description

Line pressure is electronically controlled by the Transmission Control System (TCM) and is measured by the Line Pressure Sensor (LPS). The desired line pressure is continuously being compared to the actual line pressure and is regulated by electronically changing the duty cycle of the Pressure Control Solenoid (PCS). The Transmission Control System calculates the desired line pressure based on inputs from the transmission and engine. A calculated torque input to the transmission is used as the primary input to the desired line pressure calculation and is called Torque Based Line Pressure. The Transmission Control Module (TCM) monitors the Hydraulic Pressure Sensor. The TCM sets the OBDII code when the Hydraulic Pressure Sensor is not to factory specifications.
OBDII Code P0942 - Hydraulic Pressure Unit - AutoCodes.com

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