Ok, my car has been driving fine since my original post. Two days ago the check engine light comes on while I'm doing about 70 on the highway. I take the next exit and the car goes into limp mode. My scan returns:
P1776 - Solenoid Switch Value latched in LR Postition
P0871 - OD Pressure Switch Rationality
and of course the general P0700 error.
I took my vehicle to a transmission shop. He is recommending that I replace the solenoid pack and the valve body for about $1400 plus tax. He says that replacing the just the solenoid pack COULD fix the problem but if it doesn't, it's obviously going to cost more if he has to take everything apart again to install a new valve body. The solenoid option on it's own is estimated at 786 plus tax. He says the solenoid part cost is $356.
He basically was saying...the cheapest option works often but it might not. The more expensive option (solenoid + valve body) increases the odds of resolving the issue but he's only giving that a 60-70 percent chance of success. He said the only way he could give me a 100% shot at fixing the issue is completely rebuilding the transmission to the tune of 2400 plus tax.
Help! I have no idea what to do. The car has low miles, and aesthetically, is super clean. I'm certain that I couldn't find a nicer car for $2400 but to be honest, money is tight right now. I'm wondering if I roll the dice on the cheapest option of just replacing the solenoid pack. BTW - he says the tranny fluid level is good, but the fluid is pretty dirty. Not sure if it's ever been replaced to be honest (I haven't owned the car for long).
I would really appreciate some input from you guys. Thanks very much!!!
Last edited by fmpro; 09-13-2019 at 02:49 PM.