In order to engage the gears that you have selected with the shifter, the gate select actuator sends data from several sensors to the ECU, which then activates an electric motor to actuate the gear. If there is an unusually high-voltage signal on the gate select actuator circuit, a P0913 DTC will be saved.
How Serious is the Code?
In an automated manual transmission, a P0913 diagnostic trouble code is very serious. It means that you will have a number of transmission problems that can eventually render the vehicle un drivable.
Symptoms of a P0913 include:
- Erratic, harsh or delayed shifts
- Transmission stays in a single gear
- Transmission won’t shift into or out of a gear
- Clutch slipping
- The engine seems to misfire
- The gearshift assembly has failed
- Clutch position sensor has failed
- Clutch actuator has failed
- Control linkages out of adjustment
- Damaged wiring and/or connectors
- The clutch or transmission have failed
How to Diagnose the Code?
In order to diagnose a P0913 OBDII trouble code, your technician will need to follow the manufacturer’s diagnostic process for your specific vehicle. It involves a number of electrical and mechanical tests, and will help them to determine what is causing this OBD2 trouble code.
What Repairs Will Fix P0913?
- Replace shifter mechanism
- Replace clutch position sensor
- Replace clutch actuator
- Replace clutch
- Repair or replace damaged wiring or connectors
- Adjust or repair control linkages
- Repair or replace transmission