Chevrolet P1873: Torque Converter Stator Temp Switch CKT Low

Is your scanner showing Chevrolet P1873?
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Chevrolet P1873: Torque Converter Stator Temp Switch CKT Low

DIY Difficulty Level
Repair Cost
Can I Still Drive?
Yes (Short-term only)

What Does The Chevrolet P1873 Code Mean?

Condition for setting the DTC:

  • The TFT is less than 60°C (140°F).
  • The torque converter stator temperature switch circuit indicates a hot mode.
  • All conditions are met for 5 seconds.

How Can You Fix The Chevrolet P1873 Code?

  • If the switch and the external wiring are OK, verify the circuit ground integrity through the transmission fluid cooler pipes.
  • Inspect the wiring for poor electrical connections at the PCM.

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Reference Sources

GM, 2013, Service Bullettin – Prior To Any Circuit Testing.

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