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P0911 is a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) for "Gate Select Actuator Circuit Range/Performance". 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.
A P0911 trouble code means that the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) has detected a fault with the gate select actuator circuit. Other codes often associated with a P0911 trouble code includes a P0904, P0905, P0906, P0907, P0908, P0909, P0910, P0912, and P0913 trouble code.
The PCM uses the gate select actuator circuit to help when shifting gears while driving. When the actuator fails to work properly, a trouble code is stored and the Check Engine Light illuminates.
The most likely cause of a P0911 trouble code is faulty or damaged wiring and connectors. A bad transmission gate select actuator circuit can also cause the storage of this code, as well as a damaged PCM or Transmission Control Module (TCM).
Some common symptoms of a P0911 trouble code is transmission slippage or a failure to go into a certain gear. In addition, a P0911 trouble code can lead to a reduced fuel efficiency in the vehicle in question.
To diagnose a P0911 trouble code a mechanic needs an advanced scanner, specialized scanner, Control Area Network (CAN) Bus wiring diagram, auxiliary ground cable, and a digital volt/ohm meter. They must also perform the following steps:
A common mistake often made by mechanics when repairing a P0911 trouble code is to overlook a bad gate select actuator switch and repair or replace a component that is not the cause of the problem. The result is the return of the trouble code.
Vehicle owners should have a P0911 trouble code fixed as soon as possible. Otherwise, the vehicle transmission could start slipping or fail to shift into specific gears altogether.
To repair a P0911 trouble code, a mechanic needs to perform the following repairs:
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