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The purpose of the automatic transmission is to match the engine's optimum power and torque characteristics to the driver's desired rate of acceleration and speed by auto-selecting different gear ratios or 'speeds' to power the wheels.
When the code P0700 is set in the Powertrain Computer, it means that the Powertrain Computer or PCM is seeing greater than a specified RPM difference between the rotational speed of the Input RPM Sensor and the Transmission Output RPM Sensor. This can occur during shifting or when driving at steady speeds in the same gear. It often implies that the transmission is slipping. Symptoms
Check Engine Light will illuminate
Vehicle will not shift properly
Decrease in fuel economy
In unusual cases, there are no adverse conditions noticed by the driver
In some cases, there may be performance problems, such as dying when coming to a stop after driving on the freeway and/or misfire-like symptoms
Common Problems That Trigger the P0700 Code
Defective Shift Solenoids
Defective Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor
Defective Valve Body
Dirty transmission fluid that restricts the hydraulic passages
P0700 Transmission Control System Malfunction OBD-II Trouble Code Technical Description Article by Dale Toalston ASE Certified Technician Transmission Control System TCS Malfunction What does that mean? Many vehicles have a control module for the automatic transmission called a transmission control module (TCM). The engine control module (ECM) communicates with the TCM to monitor the automatic transmission for faults. If the TCM detects a fault in the automatic transmission and sets a transmission related fault code, the ECM is informed of this also and sets a P0700 in the ECM memory. This illuminates the Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) to let the driver know there is a problem. If this code is present and the MIL (Malfunction Indicator Lamp) is illuminated that basically means there is at least one transmission code set in the TCM's memory. P0700 is an informational code only. It doesn't point to a direct fault in the engine, only a general fault in the transmission. More diagnosis is necessary to identify what the transmission fault is. This requires a scan tool that will communicate with the transmission module. Symptoms Symptoms of a P0700 DTC may include: Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) illumination The transmission may exhibit drivability problems like slipping, etc. Causes More often then not, the cause of this code is that there is a transmission problem of some kind. The TCM detected the problem and set a code. P0700 means that a fault code is stored in the TCM. However this doesn't rule out the possibility of a failed PCM or TCM (unlikely). Possible Solutions For a P0700 the only real solution is to acquire a scan tool that will communicate with the transmission control module. Extracting this code from the TCM will be the first step in repairing the fault in the transmission. If the TCM compatible scan tool will not communicate with the Transmission Control Module then that is a good indication that there may be a fault with the TCM itself. Register now to ask a question (free) Related P0700 DTC Discussions pt cruiser P0605, P0700, and P1391 What does P0605, P0700, and P1391 mean....I just put in a new catalyst on my car for smog but light engine turned back on...and I can't seem to know what is wrong ...please help me out here... 2002 Dodge Intrepid P0700 & P0841 code my code scanner come up with the codes PO700 and PO841. the 700 code i was told it was the input and output sensors.i had those changed a month and a haft a go. now they are back on and the po841 is on were is the 841 sensor located the machanic i go to tells me my transmission has to be replaced bu... ODB Codes Dodge Caravan 2005 P0700 and P0522 Hello I have a 2005 Dodge caravan and need a fix for these codes please.. P0700 and P0522 came up.. basically ths is stuck in limp mode or 2nd gear.. I am thinking I need a new Transmission Control module.. but can anyone confirm that... 2001 Honda Civic accord p0700 and p0740 Hi I went to get my Honda civic check and p0700 and p0740 codes came up the car has a lil leak But however the car is not slipping or anything. it's not showing no Transmission sign issues. I wanted to know what could possibly be the problem thanks you... 2005 Dodge Caravan P0700 and P0420 I have a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan.The other day the check engine light came on.I stopped at auto parts store and they checked codes for me.P0700 and P0420 are the codes that came up.What do these mean and why did they show up?My van is running fine.Do I need a tuneup?Or is it something else?I am hop...
possible causes Shorted or open circuit within Transmission Control Module (TCM) - Faulty Transmission Control Module (TCM) symptoms - Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light) - Driveability problems - Transmission shifting problems p0700 description The transaxle Control Module (TCM) monitors the malfunction of sensors and actuators relating to transaxle control. When the TCM detects a malfunction with the control, a signal is send to the Engine Control Module (ECM) to trigger the Engine Light or Service Engine Soon light. The ECM stores the P0700 code and it means the TCM detected a malfunction with the transaxle controls.
p0700 is pretty much the generic code for saying the computer that controls your transmission has a problem, it may not be the actual computer its self, but one of its sensores, or a bad wire, i would recomend taking it to a reputable transmission shop
It may be a shift solenoid or a speed sensor look up the codes online google your cars year, make ,and model and be sure the fluid is not too low, check the fluid level warm while the motor is running.
replace the input speed sensor to transmission and the wiring pigtail all are available at your chrysler dealer take your vehicle registration in to the parts counter so they have your vin # to get the right part and it is the front of trans by fluid linres to radiator.