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P0551 Dodge trucks

Fix code P0551 Dodge trucks If you own an early 2000 Dodge Dakota, Durango, or Ram and have a check engine light and trouble code P0551, head right for the power steering pressure switch located in the high pressure power steering hose. This sensor has a high failure rate. Worse than the fact that it leaks, the diaphragm inside may actually tear and force full pressure power steering fluid up through the wiring harness and down into the oxygen sensor wires. That can cause a P0171 lean condition. When the … Read More

P0551 Dodge

Fix codes P0551, Power Steering Pressure Sensor Circuit Range/Performance Dodge trucks If you get a P0551 on a Chrysler vehicle, start by replacing the power steering pressure sensor. But don’t stop there!! When the old sensor fails, it can pump power steering fluid right into the electrical connector. From there, the fluid wicks its way up the harness and can get into the oxygen sensor harness. Then you’ve really got a mess on your hands. Get your hands on several cans of brake cleaner and try to degrease the harness … Read More

P0442 code Chrysler Vehicles

Fix P0442 code Chrysler Vehicles Many shops are reporting problems with P0442 code Chrysler Vehicles. The computer puts the system into a leak detection mode and pulls a vacuum on the gas tank, venting hoses, and charcoal canister. Then it watches a vacuum sensor to figure out whether the leak is a large or small one. The most common P0442 code is found right in the rubber hoses right at the charcoal canister. To diagnose a P0442 code, lower the canister and check the condition of the rubber hoses. If you … Read More

Remote starter doesn’t work

My Remote starter doesn’t work If you own a Pacifica, Ram Truck, Durango, Sebring, Stratus, Liberty, Dakota, Neon, PT Cruiser, Town and Country, Caravan Grand Cherokee and the factory installed remote starter doesn’t work, head right for the hood switch. Chrysler has isolated a problem with the remote starter switch and has issued a new part number (05140473AA). To replace the remote starter switch, disconnect the negative battery terminal and the ground lead for the hood switch located at the cowl. Then, disconnect the soldered joint on the other wire … Read More


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