Diagnosing Chrysler transmission max line pressure and P0933, P0869, P1745 codes
This article applies to Chrysler RFE, RLE and TES transmissions that utilize pressure control solenoids (PCS) for line pressure control. The subject is a rather common electrical fault that may occur on the PCS line pressure solenoid circuit, which results in max line pressure. Diagnosis and correction of a max line pressure condition may become
How do you know if a car is lying to you?
Sometimes a vehicle comes into the shop with a code in memory and a concern, and it is quick and easy to follow the code and find the source of the problem. But how do you know if a car is lying to you, trying to throw you off the trail with some false information?
FCA 62TE missing caged needle bearing
The complaint When the Low Clutch Housing is removed from the Underdrive Center Shaft of a 62TE transmission, one notices that the caged needle bearing located on the shaft between the sealing rings was missing (Figure 1, above). The cause A running change was made in 2010 where this caged needle bearing was eliminated. When
FCA 62TE slipping in second and fifth
The complaint Immediately after overhaul, a 2013 Chrysler Town and Country with a 3.6L engine and a 62TE transmission faults to limp mode. The scan tool reveals trouble codes P0732 “Second Gear Ratio Error,” P0735 “Fifth Gear Ratio Error,” P0792 “Compounder Speed Error,” and P1790 “Fault After Shift” are set. During the overhaul procedure, the
Shift adaptation issues: Potential causes of a 2-3 shift bump
For shift adaptations to perform adequately, all required inputs must be functional. Of course, the solenoids and transmission components must also be functional. The type of inputs required for shift adaptations to function as designed will have some variations based on year, make and model. For example, when Chrysler pioneered their 41TE clutch to clutch
Easy fixes to common transmission problems
Transmission makers are always throwing the repair industry curveballs. The challenges seem endless. Sometimes manufacturers will let us know of changes they are doing, while other times they let us figure it out as we go. I would like to go over a few examples we’ve encountered that may help you on a simpler installation
62TE overheat discoloring: A brand new issue
Just when you might think you’ve seen everything that can happen to a transmission, Bob Perry from Fischer Transmissions uncovered what might be a brand-new issue. In this case, the car was a 2015 Pro Master with a 62TE transmission that was in failsafe with Code P0883 for TCM Power Input High. This means the
R&R Tech: 62TE transmission not shifting correctly
This article is in reference to a 2012 Chrysler Town & Country equipped with a 62TE transmission and 3.6L engine. While this might not be a technological breakthrough, this case is worthy of discussion as we have seen this issue on numerous occasions over the years. The transmission in this vehicle was one of our
Watch: Clearing up common misconceptions about the Chrysler 62TE
In the latest video from the Transtar Garage Studio, Dave Hritsko, Transtar’s technical product specialist, talks about the Chrysler 62TE transmission. According to Dave, there’s one aspect of the electrical side of things on this transmission that has resulted in some common misconceptions: the solenoid on the valve body. Learn more in the video above.