The check engine light is on for the third time

  • 2001 FORD ESCORT
  • 13,500 MILES

2001 Ford Escort SE 2.0 135,000 My car has the Service engine light on. This is th 3rd time in the past few months that this has happened. The first 2 times my friend resetted the light and the Shift Solenoid needed to be fixed. After the 2nd time, I went to Autozone to get the codes. The codes are below. My friend told me to go back to Autozone if the light reappaed. After the 3rd time I went back to Autozone and they gave me code P0761(this is the only code they gave me). The code says "Shift solenoid 3 circuit low input. Voltage at circuit 1223 is below 2-2.5 volts when the 3rd gear actuator is switched off by the ECM". I went to my friend who is a mechanic. He said the transmission has a problem. He recommended that I keep driving car until the transmission dies. And then I replace the transmission so its very expensive. I have a 2001 Ford Escort SE. I think the Shift Solenoid needs replace. Am I correct?

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Saturday, February 18th, 2012 AT 3:13 AM

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Saturday, February 18th, 2012 AT 3:17 AM

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