A P2713 DTC get stored in your vehicle ECU when the computer detects a problem with this solenoid that controls the pressure needed to operate the transmission. These pressure control solenoid responsible for directing the flow of hydraulic fluid to actuate a gear change. If the computer loses control of one of these electromechanical devices, the transmission will not function properly.
How Serious is the Code?
A P2713 diagnostic trouble code is pretty serious, and can indicate that your transmission will not function the way that he needs to. For example, transmission problems like slipping, delayed gear changes and engine stalling can occur.
Symptoms of a P2713 include:
- Harsh gear changes
- Delayed gear changes
- Erratic shifting
- Getting stuck in a gear
- Vehicle refuses to move when in gear
- Transmission overheating
- Limp mode
- Low transmission fluid
- Dirty transmission fluid/filter
- Clogged hydraulic channel inside the valve body
- Damaged wiring/connectors
- Failed pressure control solenoid
- Failed transmission pump
- Failed torque converter
- ECU/TCM software issues
How to Diagnose the Code?
Since the P2713 OBDII diagnostic trouble code is caused by a hydraulic pressure issue, the condition and level of the transmission fluid should be checked first, as this can lead to blocked hydraulic passages inside of the transmission valve body. If the transmission fluid is clean and bright, then the wiring and connectors on the transmission wiring harness should be checked for signs of damage to wires and corroded connectors. If no issues are found, the pressure control solenoid labeled D should be tested to ensure that it operates properly. If it does, then the transmission pump, torque converter and valve body should be tested.
What Repairs Will Fix P2713?
- Changing the fluid and filter
- Repairing or replacing wiring/connectors
- Replace pressure control solenoid
- Repair or replace transmission pump
- Repair or replace defective transmission valve body