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P0987 is a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) for "Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor/Switch E Circuit". 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.
The P0987 code is a generic powertrain code related to the transmission, including pressure faults and sensor failures. In this case, the engine control module (ECM) has detected a fault with the transmission fluid pressure sensor/switch in the E Circuit.
Codes related to the P0987 include:
A P0987 code is stored when the ECM receives a voltage signal from the transmission fluid pressure sensor that is outside of allowed preset parameters. In this case, the ECM has detected a fault with the E circuit. Check your vehicle’s service manual for the specifics on how to locate the E circuit for your vehicle’s particular make and model.
Several problems may cause a P0987 code including:
Symptoms of a P0987 code may include:
A mechanic may use several methods to diagnose a P0987 trouble code, including: * Utilize an OBD-II scanner to check for a stored P0987 trouble code * Check the transmission fluid level * Check the transmission fluid quality * If the transmission fluid is dirty, check the transmission pan for signs of debris or contamination * Visually inspect all related wiring, connectors, and related components for signs of damage * Using a digital volt/ohmmeter, the resistance of the fluid pressure sensor/switch for E Circuit
Because a vehicle’s safe driving operation most likely will not be impacted due to faults that store a P0987 code, this code is not considered a potentially serious code. When this code appears, it is recommended to take your vehicle to your local service center or mechanic for repair and diagnosis as soon as possible.
Several repairs can fix a P0987 trouble code and include:
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