Hey all! I have a 2003 Toyota Corolla. A couple days ago, the check engine light came on out of nowhere. Plugged in my diagnostic tool, it gave me code P0770, which is “Shift Solenoid E Malfunction”. Made an appointment with a transmission specialist for a few days later, but after about two days, the check engine light went off. The mechanic suggested that I not bring it in, and instead wait for the light to come back on.
But now the car won’t rev over 2500rpm (while driving). It’s not stuttering, and I can get up to 70mph just fine, it just takes longer than normal.
My main questions are:
- Is this symptomatic of a solenoid malfunction? Why or why not? I’m curious as to if I have two problems, or just one.
- In your opinion, is the car “safe” to drive until I can get it fixed?