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P0913 is a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) for "Gate Select Actuator Circuit High". 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 $79.99. 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.
A P0913 trouble code indicates that the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) has detected a problem with the transmission gate select actuator circuit. Some other codes that might occur in conjunction with this trouble code include a P0910, P0911, and P0912 code.
A P0913 trouble code signals that the gate select actuator circuit is running high. This usually results in the Check Engine light also illuminating, though on some models it takes multiple drive cycles for the Check Engine light to illuminate, while on other vehicle models no indicator light is illuminated.
The most common cause of the storage of a P0913 trouble code is faulty wiring. This includes damage such as fraying or a loose connection. In addition, a blown fuse can cause the storage of a P0913 trouble code. Finally, while rare, a faulty PCM can also cause the storage of this code.
Some common symptoms of a P0913 trouble code include sluggish acceleration and stalling while idling. Drivers can also experience trouble with shifting and see a reduction in the fuel efficiency of their vehicle.
To properly diagnose a P0913 trouble code, a mechanic should use an advanced OBD-II scanner and a digital volt/ohm meter. The mechanic must also perform the following steps while diagnosing the problem:
A common mistake made by mechanics when diagnosing a P0913 trouble code is to either overlook other issues that might be causing the code storage in favor of replacing any damaged or faulty wiring, or not looking at the wiring at all and assuming it is a component such as the PCM. Either mistake can lead to a misdiagnosis with the trouble code reappearing once the system is tested.
If left untreated, a P0913 trouble code can lead to problems with shifting the transmission. And while this might not initially present a serious issue, the problem can get worse over time. In addition, a P0913 trouble code is known to cause issues with the fuel economy of a vehicle that can cost you money.
To fix a P0913 trouble code, a mechanic should do the following:
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