P0763 OBD-II Trouble Code: Shift Solenoid C Electrical Malfunction

Our certified mechanics come to you · Get a fair and transparent estimate upfront

Red-stars EXCELLENT RATING ON

Cost of diagnosing the P0763 code

P0763 is a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) for "Shift Solenoid C Electrical Malfunction". This can happen for multiple reasons and a mechanic needs to diagnose the specific cause for this code to be triggered in your situation. Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office to perform the Check Engine Light diagnostic. Once we are able to diagnose the problem, you will be provided with an upfront quote for the recommended fix and receive $20.00 off as a credit towards the repair. All our repairs are backed by our 12-month / 12,000-mile warranty.

Cars Estimate Credit towards follow-up repair Earliest Availability
Ford$20.00
Toyota$20.00
BMW$20.00
SCHEDULE P0763 DIAGNOSTIC Get a fair and transparent estimate upfront

P0763 code definition

P0763 indicates a problem with Shift Solenoid C Electrical.

What the P0763 code means

The PCM (powertrain control module) in a vehicle with an automatic transmission utilizes shift solenoids in order to facilitate the various transmission gear ratios required to increase and decrease speed. These solenoids are instrumental in fluid transfer between hydraulic circuits and actuation of gear ratio changes. These changes optimize engine performance and enhance fuel efficiency. When your vehicle stores code P0763, it means that the PCM has detected an aberration in the function of shift solenoid C, indicating that the intended gear ratio doesn’t match up with the actual gear ratio.

What causes the P0763 code?

A shift solenoid C fault can be caused by one or more of the following:

  • Clogged internal transmission fluid passageways
  • Contaminated transmission fluid
  • Mechanical transmission failure
  • Low transmission fluid
  • A faulty shift solenoid
  • A faulty TCM (transmission control module) or PCM

What are the symptoms of the P0763 code?

When your vehicle stores this code you may not notice any symptoms at all, or you may experience rough shifting, slippage during shifting, transmission overheating, or complete transmission failure resulting in an inability to put the vehicle into any gear. You may also notice decreased fuel economy, an illuminated Check Engine light, and other stored shift solenoid codes. In addition, the vehicle may enter “limp” mode, which is a reduced power mode designed to allow you to make it to a mechanic. You should not drive the vehicle any significant distance in limp mode.

How does a mechanic diagnose the P0763 code?

Your technician should always begin by using a code reader to verify the faults that are stored in the vehicle’s computer. If there are any others aside from P0763, these should be diagnosed and addressed in the order they occurred. Next the transmission fluid should be checked for level and condition. Burned or contaminated fluid can indicate a serious mechanical failure within the transmission. The transmission pan will be inspected for debris. If debris is present, then the entire transmission will need to be rebuilt. If the fluid level is low but contains no contaminants, there may be a leak somewhere in the system. Your technician will look for corroded or shorted wiring and connectors, and make sure your vehicle is registering the correct voltage and resistance. He or she will also measure pump pressure to ensure that the pump is working properly.

Common mistakes when diagnosing the P0763 code

The complete recommended diagnostic protocol should be carried out. If parts are replaced without testing all associated components, expensive, unnecessary repairs may result. You should also pay special attention to your vehicle’s oil pressure, and if your oil passages are clogged with dirt or debris, make sure that you clean them thoroughly.

How serious is the P0763 code?

This is an extremely serious code and should be diagnosed and repaired before driving the vehicle a significant distance. Even if the problem is just a leak causing low transmission fluid and pressure, driving under these conditions can cause vital components to sustain damage, potentially requiring very expensive transmission repairs.

What repairs can fix the P0763 code?

Repairing a shift solenoid problem may involve one or more of the following:

Additional comments for consideration regarding the P0763 code

Some vehicles are equipped with a transmission fluid dipstick that allows you to check the fluid level and condition yourself. If the fluid is low, but doesn’t have a burned smell or appearance, and is clear and normal, fluid may be added. However, if there is a leak causing the low fluid condition, it’s best to have a professional mechanic diagnose and repair the issue, unless you’re an experienced mechanic and have the skill and facilities to make such a major repair.

Need help with a P0763 code?

YourMechanic offers certified mobile mechanics who will come to your home or office to diagnose and repair your vehicle. Get a quote and book an appointment online or speak to a service advisor at 1-800-701-6230.

trouble codes
P0763
Check Engine Light

No more waiting rooms! Our mechanics will come to you to diagnose and fix the P0763 code.

SCHEDULE P0763 DIAGNOSTIC
Get a $20 credit for the follow-up repair

Recent Check Engine Light is on Inspection reviews

Excellent Rating


YourMechanic Check Engine Light is on Inspection Service

Average Rating

4.8/5

Number of Reviews

5,064

Rating Summary
4,665
194
48
27
130
4,665
194
48
27
130

Mario

8 years of experience
22 reviews
Mario
8 years of experience
Chrysler PT Cruiser - Check Engine Light is on - Los Angeles, California
He was very courteous and knowledgeable. You can tell he knows his trade. Satisfied with his service.

Yoel

8 years of experience
91 reviews
Yoel
8 years of experience
Nissan Versa Note - Check Engine Light is on - Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
Yoel is very competent and provides great customer service. He took the time to explain and show me exactly what was going with my car. I will definitely use him again and recommend him to others.

Jason

31 years of experience
148 reviews
Jason
31 years of experience
Ford Explorer - Check Engine Light is on - Phoenix, Arizona
Jason was on time, friendly, explained everything he was doing and let me know the other services available, so when Jason comes back to install the new part I am having the oil changed too.

DeVaughn

25 years of experience
1 reviews
DeVaughn
25 years of experience
BMW X3 - Check Engine Light is on - Moreno Valley, California
The mechanic arrived on time, completed the work, which was replacement of an oxygen sensor, in a timely and professional manner.


More related articles

P0225 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch C Circuit Malfunction
P0225 P0225 code definition Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch C Circuit Malfunction What the P0225 code means P0225 is a generic OBD-II code which indicates that the throttle/pedal position sensor/switch C circuit has an internal failure. The sensor went out of range,...
P0456 OBD-II Trouble Code: Evaporative Emissions System Small Leak Detected
P0456 code definition Evaporative Emissions System Small Leak Detected What the P0456 code means P0456 is an OBD-II generic code that the...
P2771 OBD-II Trouble Code: 4WD Low Switch Circuit
P2771 means the system detected a problem with four-wheel-drive low switch usually caused by bad sensors or solenoids or an electrical issue.

Related questions

Problem with transmission and battery.

The brown junk is your radiator is the result of the dexcool coolant that General Motors uses in their vehicles. If the coolant is not routinely flushed out and replaced periodically it will break down. If air gets into the...

Flashing engine light - 2001 Toyota Tacoma

Hey there. I can definitely relate to your frustration. However, one test that might significantly reduce the search for why the check engine light is flashing is to complete a digital scan using a scan tool. Different from a code...

Car wont move when I step on the gas. I was driving when this happened

Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several reasons the gas pedal may become unresponsive. The first step is to have it scanned for diagnostic codes, to find out what issues the vehicle's computer has detected. This will narrow...

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1-800-701-6230 · hi@yourmechanic.com