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Code p0700 cannot clear

This problem can be fixed by dealer, I took it my mechanic but need to to drop the pan to see exactly what is and will cost 168 to drop the pan.The dealer will charge me 138 to ran system check which one should use cost is very much a factor

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  • space80 May 20, 2009

    The mechanic told me it is either the sensor or the computer system but when the ran a diagnostic the mechanic could not figure out which problem it was, the sensor or the computer? So they have to drop the transmission pan to look at the sensor and the computer to figure it out. Should I just take it to the dealer?? My funds are very low the most I can paid for every thing is 400.But I do have a extended warranty on the car but I am not sure if will be covered.I am so confused

  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters May 11, 2010

    I'm not sure what you are asking. Can you be more clear on what you would like us to help you fix please???



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Hello space80... Something is very fishy here...drop the pan for what...a generic po700 transmission control system malfunction code? All that code does is trigger the computer to a fault mode. I don't understand the need to drop the transmission pan, unless there is something you failed to mention. What are the symptons, how is the car running? The Volvo transmission needs diagnostic and not with a generic code reader.
The probable cause is Wiring, ECM/PCM/TCM
Other things that can trigger this code, are speed sensor and the PNP sensor, that is the sensor that tells the computer what gear it's in. 168 dollars to drop the pan,,,then they gotcha...might as well drop your pants.
Hope this helps and can save you some money.

Posted on May 19, 2009

  • markeddy82 Oct 28, 2010

    can this code be related to a troubled start issue? my scan tool is cheap and it acts like maybe poor timing or a faulty signal as if a tps was malfunctioning or someother sensor required for start. fuel pump functions without hiccups and am wondering if it would save me a lot of headache to reset the ecm and wait for reoccurence? any help would be apprecciated

  • kenarmstr912 Jan 12, 2011

    There is no transmission pan on that model, there is a side cover...but it would be alot more work to remove than 168.00. Under that side cover is the valvebody and solenolds.


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Unless your mechanic is a volvo specialist and a transmission expert go with the dealer or find a shop that specializes in volvo

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I have a 2009 Chevy Avalanche LS and I got the P0700 code, how easy is this to fix? where is the TCM located? If this is a dealer service how much?

DTC P0700: Transmission Control Module (TCM) Requested MIL Illumination
The transmission control module (TCM) uses the (GMLAN) to signal the engine control module (ECM) that the TCM is requesting malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) illumination. This happens when the TCM has determined that a failure affecting emissions has occurred in transmission control system. When the ECM receives the message from the TCM, DTC P0700 will set.
DTC P0700 can not be cleared from the ECM until the related TCM codes have been cleared.
This is something best left to a qualified repair shop , doesn't need to be the dealer ! AMMCO could fix it . This code is telling that other codes are stored in the transmission control module . Need a professional type or factory scan tool to check these . As to how much it will cost , no telling without knowing the codes in the TCM !

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I get code P1775 and P0700


P1775 is the most relevant code. It means Solenoid valve latched in torque convertor.

P0700 is consequence of the P1775 code. P0700 means that there is an additional code stored in the TCM (transmission control module). The TCM stored code is probably related to the same problem. TCM codes can be pulled out at the car dealer or at an authorized garage. On this see: I get code p0700 after an OBDII scan.

P1775 is often coming with misfire codes.

P1775 means that the TCM detects that the solenoid valve located in the valve body (inside transmission pan under the filter) is not in the expected position (valve has two positions LR and TCC).
This cause rough shifting and driving problems.

Sometimes it is possible fixing the problem by resetting TCM and ECU. This is done disconneting battery cable (ensure you have anti-theft code if needed).

However, if a P1775 occurred, that means that there had been a solenoid valve malfunction, and problem must be fixed.

The first thing to do is replacing transmission fluid, and if needed also the filter. If the fluid level is poor, or if fluid is dark brown and satured with metal particles, that can cause solenoid valve malfunction.

If replacing the fluid does not help, then the most common problem causing the P1775 code is a defective solenoid in the solenoid pack.

Transmission shift solenoids are located in valve body, and they can be tested reading Ohms with a multimeter.

If that does not fix the problem (usually it does), the mechanic will proceed testing wiring to solenoid pack, TCM and solenoid valve, to find the reason of malfunction. Most common problems causing P1775 are related to tranny fluid and solenoid pack.

On automatic transmission problems see also: My car does not shift..


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What is the code p1870 on my 2000 isuzu rodeo and approximately how much for repairs

code p 1870 refers to AT---component slipping===causes mechanical fault
this could be a band or clutch problem and could possibly be a matter of adjustment , fluid change or filter clean
I would take it to an accredited auto transmission specialist( only-no local mechanic ), have them do a proper diagnosis and quote and ask will a fluid change and adjustment when the pan is off fix the problem
if could be a band piston seal failure or low oil pressure from a failing pressure regulator
cannot suggest repair costs until you know exactly is wrong and that will be determined when the pan is off and the internals can be inspected

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How do I fix the check engine light? mechanic says the code refers to Transmission solenoids, is that a big job? can anyone fix it or should i go to the dealer?

Not that bad of a job. Messy though. Drop the pan and pull the valve body. You'll save by doing it your self. So get a manual from About $30. Your transmission is a re5r05a. Thing is , you need to check all the solenoids. If all them work, then your looking at replacing the TCM. Which is mounted on top of the valve body. This entails a reprogram for the TCM.

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How do you fix a code p0700 and 70-03 on a honda hrv? the Honda is shaking when is stopped and sometimes accelerates when it is stoped

The 700 is a generic transmission malfuction code. Anything that goes wrong wih the solenoid package will set this code. The other I haven't seen, typo maybe? If it is 703 then it is a brake switch circuit b malfuntion. The 700 will need more diagnostics to find whats exactly wrong with it, or you can replace the entire solenoid package in the transmission. 703 replace the brake switch on the brake pedal. Most solenoid packages come out fairly easy, just messy. Drop the pan,lots of oil, remove the filter,usually just snaps in, some bolt in, About a dozen bolts and remove the solenoid package.

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Im having a P0700 On my Ob2 scanner on my 2002 dodge intrepid se 2.7 liter Vin "R" 167 ... anyway thats my motor specs i went to the dodge dealer and they estimated 1300 dollars to change the...

To fix the problem you need to drop the pan on the bottom of the transmission. From there you need an experienced person to look things over and perform a few tests. p0700, have a good day !! may be a good transmission shop is cheaper then the dealer.

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2002 dodge intrepid has a diagnostic oced of P0700. What would that be? Thank you

P0700 - Transmission Control System Malfunction.
Basically what that means is that a malfunction has been detected in the transmission and associated components.

The good news is it might be covered under warranty. You didn't say if your vehicle is still under warranty, be aware that you may still have warranty coverage on this since your car is just 3 years old.

The bad news is that the P0700 code really means that there are transmission-specific codes that you can't access with a regular code reader. There is a part called a TCM - transmission control module that works in a similar way to your PCM. The TCM handles the transmission electrical "stuff" and it stores further transmission codes.

If you want to pursue the issue yourself, you'll need to get your hands on a higher end code reader, or take it to the dealer or a transmission shop to get the actual transmission trouble codes read. Personally we recommend you get a shop to read those codes for you. The other codes are communication codes, we recommend you clear those codes after you fix the P0700 code and see if they come back, they could be related to the "main" transmission issue. The other good news is the fix for this may just be a software update that the dealer can do.

Hope helps (remember comment and rated this).

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Dave, The P0700 code is a generic fault code indicating the the TCM (transmission control module) has recognized a problem and the P0755 is the indicated problem. I'd recommend you check your transmission external electrical connector for water intrusion and corrosion at the terminals by disconnecting the connector. If nothing appears wrong, I'd then recommend you drop the lower transmission pan and take a look at the residue deposit that is laying on the bottom of the pan. You should only see a relativily minor amount of grayish, black clutch material residing there. Pay particular attention for a gross amount of this or any large particular material, including any metal, either filings or chunks, or any brass or aluminum. If this checks out to be fairly clean, then I'd recommend you replace that "B" solenoid (2-3 shift solenoid) and have the trans. pan and filter replaced.; I'd also highly recommend you have the trans flushed for anyother particular matter that may reside internally inside the transmission. You'll have to have the codes cleared and the transmission relearned for shift feel, at that point.

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