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1998 Chrysler Sebring, 2.5 engine.Trans shifts fine most of the time. Other times the light comes on and it has shifting issues.Sometimes will not come out of 1st after stopping and resuming. I am a Nissan service tech and have checked the code with a hi-tech diagnostic machine.Each time the codes are different but 2 almost always come back.(24 & 47) Others displayed are 12,74,36,51. Have dropped the pan and there was absolutely NO debris in the pan.The correct fluid has been used when serviced.Bought car new and serviced regular.Changed the TPS.If you stop the car and shut it off and then restart everything is fine for a while. Terry B.

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  • trybker Jul 28, 2009

    These are not P0 codes. The are transmission codes.The only engine codes refers to the fact that there is a transmission issue.


    Terry B

  • trybker Jul 28, 2009

    Is this the solenoid pack that is on the outside of the trany? If so, no I haven't.


    Terry B


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P0012 “A” Camshaft Position - Timing Over-Retarded (Bank 1)
P0024 “B” Camshaft Position - Timing Over-Advanced or System Performance (Bank 2)
P0036 HO2S Heater Control Circuit (Bank 1 Sensor 2)
P0051 HO2S Heater Control Circuit Low (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0074 Ambient Air Temperature Sensor Circuit Intermittent

I have heard of a similiar problem in another sebring and the camshaft position sensor was the problem in that case and seeing as the codes brought up the cam shaft position sensor again, then that would be the first thing that I would replace. I would otherwise think a speed control sensor would be the problem but it is strange that the code never popped up. Since it works after restarting the car, then maybe it is an engine problem instead and so would confirm the cam sensor. Let me know how this turns out.


Posted on Jul 28, 2009

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    Benjamin Patri Jul 28, 2009

    Code 47 - Solenoid switch valve (stuck in Low/Rev position)
    Note: The computer sees the SSV stuck in the downshifted position.

    Code 24 - L/R Pressure switch

    From the looks of it, you may have some bad solenoids that are only working part of the time. Have you tried replacing the SSV?

  • Benjamin Patri
    Benjamin Patri Jul 28, 2009

    Yes, the solenoid pack which has the switch valve is on the front of the transmission body next to the bell housing.


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