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1996 Toyota avalon: V..A/T I am getting a shift solenoid e malfunction

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I have a 1996 Toyota avalon V-6 A/T
I am getting a shift solenoid e malfunction
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Dan replied 8 years ago.
Do you know the trouble code or what shift solenoid it is? If so, I can give you possible problems and repair procedure. Thanks
Customer: replied 8 years ago.

P0773 Shift Solenoid E Electrical

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Expert:  Dan replied 8 years ago.

Here is code description, possible problems, and replacement procedure. Remove transmission pan and valve body and you will see solenoids Let me know if you have questions. Thanks




Shift Solenoid Valve SLFront Side Of Transaxle



P0773 Shift Solenoid 'E' Circuit Malfunction - With Automatic Transmission

Possible CausesSetting Conditions
  • SL solenoid connector is damaged (check pins for damage, and for moisture)
  • SL control circuit is open, shorted to ground or shorted to voltage
  • SL has failed (an electrical fault)
  • PCM has failed

Customer: replied 8 years ago.

wats a pcm?


Expert:  Dan replied 8 years ago.
Powertrain control module "main computer" I highly doubt that is the problem. It is most likely the solenoid or wiring problem. Let me know if you have questions. Thanks
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