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P0824 is a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) for "Gear Lever Y Position Circuit Intermittent". 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 for $70.00. Once we are able to diagnose the problem, you will be provided with an upfront quote for the recommended fix and receive $30.00 off as a credit towards the repair. All our repairs are backed by our 12-month / 12,000-mile warranty.
The P0824 code is a generic powertrain code related the transmission, including pressure faults and sensor failures. In this case, the engine control module (ECM) has detected a fault in the transmission shift mechanism range for the Y gear lever position.
Codes related to the P0824 include:
A P0824 code will only apply to vehicles with an automatic transmission. The automatic transmission range/speed sensor sends data to the ECM, which uses the data to calculate fuel delivery strategy, the engine’s RPM, engine timing, and more. Transmission range sensors are frequently variable resistance, and the switch is often positioned over the transmission shift shaft. The shift lever slides over the shift shaft. When the lever is moved, it pivots the range sensor to different contact points.
If the sensors including the vehicle speed sensor, transmission shift solenoids, or torque converter lock-up solenoid show that the vehicle is not in the correct transmission shifter range, a P0824 code is stored.
Several problems may cause a P0824 code including:
Symptoms of a P0824 code may include:
A mechanic may use several methods to diagnose a P0824 trouble code, including:
The most commonly reported cause of a P0824 is due to an incorrectly adjusted transmission range sensor. Before replacing sensors, it is recommended to check that they are adjusted to manufacturer specifications.
Because a vehicle’s safe driving operation may be impacted due to faults that store a P2090 code, including the inability to shift, this code is considered a potentially serious code. When this code appears, it is recommended to immediately take your vehicle to your local service center or mechanic for repair and diagnosis.
Several repairs can fix a P0824 trouble code and include:
Transmission sensor related codes often accompany other shift solenoid codes. It is recommended to diagnose all trouble codes in the order they appear as some may be symptoms of a larger problem.
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