P2749 OBD-II Trouble Code: Intermediate Shaft Speed Sensor C Circuit

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P2749 is a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) for "Intermediate Shaft Speed Sensor C 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 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.

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P2749 code definition

The P2749 trouble code identifies irregular shaft speed.

What the P2749 code means

When code P2749 is stored by a vehicle’s PCM (Powertrain Control Module), it’s because it received an input signal that was sent from a transmission intermediate shaft speed sensor circuit. Receiving such a signal is normal while the vehicle is in use. The PCM is responsible for monitoring the vehicle’s operation.

However, If the code is logged it’s because the actual signal was erratic, irrational or incorrect, this is a problem that needs to be recorded. Every make and model is designed with different ranges to accept for intermediate shaft speeds, but they all follow the same general concept: its speed is meant to gradually increase until a shift point is finally reached. Therefore, the real issue is that the transmission can’t implement a sensible shift strategy if it isn’t being given an intermediate shaft speed signal that is based on accurate information.

What causes the P2749 code?

The majority of the time this code gets stored, it’s because either the intermediate shaft speed sensor, input speed sensor or output sensor is defective. That being said, some other common causes are:

  • Wiring circuits or connectors that are damaged, corroded, open or shorted

  • Malfunctioning shift solenoids

  • Defective valve body

  • Faulty engine drivability sensors (usually the engine temperature sensor)

  • Transmission fluid that is dirty or contaminated (this would restrict flow) Lastly, if none of the above checks out, the PCM could be to blame. This is very rare though.

What are the symptoms of the P2749 code?

As we touched on earlier, the most notable symptom will be that the vehicle’s automatic transmission doesn’t shift. The driver will see their RPMs building to the point that a shift is supposed to occur, but nothing does. A Check Engine Light should come on after this code is stored. However, some models were designed to delay the Check Engine Light until the issue has been detected at least a couple of times.

How does a mechanic diagnose the P2749 code?

A mechanic will begin their diagnosis by using an HBD-II scanner to take a reading from the vehicle. Once they see the P2749 code, they’ll know that their next step is to examine the intermediate shaft speed sensor, input speed sensor and output sensor. If those all look fine, they’ll move to inspecting the wires and connectors that attach to the PCM. Then they’ll look at the shift solenoids and the valve body if necessary.

Common mistakes when diagnosing the P2749 code

A lot of mistakes can be made when trying to diagnose the P2749 code. Many mechanics, upon hearing a description of the problem, will skip using their OBD-II scanner and simply assume it’s a vehicle speed issue. They may also think there is something wrong with the transmission, that the engine must have simply backfired, that fuel delivery is being impeded or that the driver made some kind of mistake. Even if the mechanic does understand that a P2749 code has been stored, they could still misdiagnose the source and replace the vehicle speed sensor unnecessarily. Given how many other possibilities there are for causing the code, there’s a very good chance this replacement won’t do anything.

How serious is the P2749 code?

Fortunately, this code doesn’t represent a dangerous problem. That being said, a vehicle that won’t shift is going to be difficult to drive. It would be unrealistic to think that automobile could be taken on the highway while P2749 code is present.

What repairs can fix the P2749 code?

Repairs could involve any of the following:

Additional comments for consideration regarding the P2749 code

Although this isn’t a problem that will put anyone’s life at risk, it should be addressed right away to prevent it from causing more serious issues.

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