AutoCodes - OBDII Code List - P0973 SATURN

P0973 SATURN - Shift Solenoid 'A' Short To Ground

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3
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P0973 SATURN Possible Causes

  • Low transmission fluid level
  • Dirty transmission fluid
  • Faulty Shift Solenoid 'A'
  • Shift Solenoid 'A' harness is open or shorted
  • Shift Solenoid 'A' electrical circuit poor electrical connection

How do I fix code P0973 SATURN?

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 P0973 SATURN code

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the P0973 SATURN 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)

P0973 SATURN Description

The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) controls the ground signal for shift solenoid 'A' to control the solenoid ON or OFF, according to transaxle and vehicle operation. When the solenoid is OFF, filtered line pressure to the solenoid is exhausted. When energized (ON), the exhaust port is blocked, stopping the exhaust of line pressure through the solenoid. Pressure on the end of the 1-2 shift valve moves the valve against the spring force, sending line pressure into the solenoid 'A' passage to the 3-4 shift valve.
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