P0970 - Pressure Control Solenoid 'C' Control Circuit Low

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3    What is this?
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P0970 Possible Causes

  • Faulty Pressure Control Solenoid 'C'
  • Pressure Control Solenoid 'C' harness is open or shorted
  • Pressure Control Solenoid 'C' circuit poor electrical connection

How do I fix code P0970?

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 P0970 code

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the P0970 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.

Possible Symptoms

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

P0970 Description

The Pressure Control (PC) Solenoid Valve an electronic pressure regulator that controls transmission line pressure based on current flow through its coil windings. As current flow is increased, the magnetic field produced by the coil moves the solenoid’s plunger further away from the exhaust port. Opening the exhaust port decreases the output fluid pressure regulated by the PC solenoid valve, which ultimately decreases line pressure. The line pressure solenoid valve regulates the oil pump discharge pressure to suit the driving condition in response to a signal sent from the Transmission Control Module (TCM).
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