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P2701 is a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) for "Transmission Friction Element B Apply Time 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. 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.
Transmission Friction Element B Apply Time Range/Performance
P2701 is an OBD-II generic code for the engine control module (ECM) or the transmission control module (TCM) detecting a problem with the transmission circuit that controls the overdrive clutch. In this case, the apply time or clutch performance is not within specification, or the overdrive clutch failed on or off.
Depending on the manufacturer use of the code, it is mostly used for a failed overdrive clutch solenoid.
The wiring or connection to the overdrive clutch solenoid is intermittent or loose.
Scans for codes and documents them in the ECM then looks at the freeze frame data for failure
Turns the overdrive clutch solenoid on and off while driving using the appropriate scanner
Tests the overdrive solenoid wiring and connector for shorted or corroded connectors and wiring
Replaces the overdrive solenoid and road tests after clearing the codes.
Clearing ECM memory codes before checking the freeze frame data for the main failure problem, so that the failure may be duplicated and repaired.
Replacing the overdrive solenoid before checking the wiring connector for corrosion or loose pins.
Code P2701 is a code indicating that the transmission overdrive solenoid is sticking on or off intermittently which will cause erratic shift concerns with the transmission and the Check Engine Light to come on.
Code P2701 is caused most commonly from the overdrive solenoid being stuck or sticking intermittently. Some vehicle manufacturers use this code for other transmission solenoids. so pinpoint tests should be used for your vehicle to test the correct circuit.
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