New to this fourm as I haven't had a problem with my 2003 Mazda Protege ES in the 6 years and 145,000km I've owned it.
I'm now getting a solid Check Engine light on with an intermittantly flashing AT (Automatic Transaxle) light. When hooked up to a computer, the car is reporting error code: P0763 - "Shift Solenoid 'C' Electrical"
The car has an Automatic Transmission.
The symtom is almost as if the car is intermittantly driving with what feels like the parking brake on and hesitating switching gears. I have noticed this so far in reverse and in 1st gear. I'm not sure at this point if it extends any higher than 1st.
Has anyone out there had this problem and/or know what's involved in fixing it?
Is this solenoid internal or external to the transmission?
Does the transmission need to be completely replaced?
What's the cost for this?
Any information would be greatly appreciated!