I had this check engine light ON many days now and today I have had it checked. The code is P0773, which means “Shift Solenoid "E" (Lock-Up Solenoid) Electrical Circuit Malfunction”. I hope the problem is only with the wiring or the coil.
I need your help to find out the exact location of the coil and if it is easily accessible. Also, where can I find the connections to check the resistance of the coil and the loop.
I felt a slight change in sound before it comes on every time after I reset . Can anyone explain to me how this code may affect my car and what change would I notice after fixing this coil?
Will my car run smoother than it does now?
Will it improve the mileage?
Would this solenoid restrict my car to limited speed?
Apologies for asking too much, but I am hopeful that I will be helped.
Thank you very much for you time and reply.
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I have read about this problem and how it might affect performance of my car. Also, I have got the FSM for my car which is showing the resistance check method but the only thing I could not find is the location of the Solenoid E.
Can you please help me with that?
P.S: I have not yet started checking the connections and the sensor. Just wondering if it would be easy to access after I open the hood.
Thank you for your reply - My gas mileage is not very good and I believe it is because of this issue. Also, I have the FSM and will try to search the exact location. I hope I will be able to fix it by myself.
Does over drive mean that my Car will shift into the highest gear? in my case, it is a four speed car - would it make it shift into fifth gear?
I would like to thank you very all for your replies.
I checked the loop of the 'Shift Solenoid E (DSL)' as per the attached troubleshooting guide and found it open.
Finally, I purchased one from an auto shop and had it replaced two days ago.
The check-Engine light has not lit again and I hope it won't, since the loop is complete.
I didn't notice a significant difference in my driving experience and the RPM seems to be the same while driving above 45 MPH but hope there is no damage being caused to my transmission now.
Thank you again for replying to my question. Any comment or suggestion will be appreciated!