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How do i fix error code 61 2003 dodge ram van

My dodge ram van 1500 is beeping six times then one code 61 right.. well what is that and how do i fix it.... or things i can check// thank you

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This trouble code is Evap Purge System Performance fault. 1) Check for a loose or missing fuel cap. 2) Check for a damaged or missing fuel cap seal. Recheck for other trouble codes. This fault wont cause the stumblering problem. It turns on the MIL lamp to say there leak in the EVAP system.

Posted on May 10, 2009

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SOURCE: 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup error code p0171

This code means that system to lean, bank 1.
some of the possible causes to make this code set are
1. intake or exhaust leak,
2. problem with the air system.
3. MAF (Mass Air Flow sensor)VAF sensor (Volume air flow sensor)
4. fuel pressure/pump
5. injector(s)
6. HO2S (Oxygen sensor)

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SOURCE: p1757code p1762 code

P1757 verbiage is "Governor pressure above 3 PSI at 0 MPH". This circuit is continuously monitored with the engine running, not in park or neutral and the MIL not illuminated. The monitor must fail twice to illuminate the MIL. The MIL will illuminate as soon as it fails twice.

If you have any other DTCs set you need to determine their cause first as they could cause this DTC to set. Your idea of deleting the code and driving the vehicle is good because it will ensure that there is a problem, unless it's very intermittent. Based on my experience, this DTC will appear in vehicles that have not had regular transmission filter changes/flushes, in extremely cold weather or some combination of the two.

P1762 - Governor Pressure Sensor (GPS) Offset Volts Too Low Or High. This code will set if the governor pressure is out of range in Park or Neutral for 1.3 seconds. Three consecutive bad 3.0 second tests and sump temperature is greater than 50° F and less than 260° F are required to set the code.
Some of the possible causes are:

  • Transmission fluid level and condition
  • Powertrain Control Module
  • Sensor ground circuit open
  • Intermittent GPS signal
  • 5 volt supply circuit open inside transmission
  • GPS ground circuit open inside transmission
  • Bad GPS
There is little you can do to troubleshoot the system with out a Chrysler DRB scan tool. There are some voltage and resistance tests you can do and I would suggest looking in the Motors Transmission Manual for the proper procedures. You can find the Motors Transmission Manual in the Reference Section of your local Public Libra

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SOURCE: what is this code P1404 on the dodge ram 1500 mean

That code is the EGR. I'd start by checking for a bad connection on the EGR plug-in. Pull the connector off and inspect each individual terminal inside the plug and the connector pins inside the EGR valve.
I found this solution at another forum on this issue. It worked on my 2001 Grand Am:

"Many GM built cars have a tendency to have the 'Check Engine Soon' light come on as a result of DTC code P1404. P1404 is described as EGR valve pintle stuck open, which in most cases is a false alarm. I had this happen with my '01 Grand Am. A little bit surfing on internet reveals that GM has a solution for the problem, a re-flash for the car's computer.

A software re-flash as a fix kind of indicates that the vehicles with this problem were built with it but I don't think GM will be re-flashing cars outside warranty for free. They will want their $100 for it.

Some hands on people I found had purchased a new EGR valve and changed it but the problem remained.

Possible reason (very likely) for the false P1404 code is that the plastic piston of the EGR valve position instrument (LVDT?) wears over time and starts reading a different position at valve closed than what it was when the EGR valve was first installed.

When the car was built and the computer circuits energized for the first time the computer learned the EGR valve closed position signal from the valve position instrument that is built on top of the valve itself. Over time, when the instrument wears, a slightly different signal is sent to the computer and when it differs enough from the 'Valve Closed Signal', that the computer had learned, the trouble code P1404 is set and the 'Service Engine Soon' light comes on.

Replacing the EGR valve with a new one does not necessarily fix this problem because the 'Valve Closed Signal' between valves is slightly different and it is just pure luck if your new valve would give a 'Valve Closed Signal' close enough to your original valve's signal not to set the trouble code. This is why the new EGR valve 'Valve Closed Signal' must be re-learned by the computer.

So, what this all means is that if the P1404 is a false code meaning that the valve pintle is not stuck open, then new 'Valve Closed Signal' can be re-learned by the computer using the old valve.

For fixing this problem the tool you need to have is a simple OBD II code scanner that can be used to erase trouble codes. There are many scanners of different price range on the market. I purchased one from AutoZone for about $90.

A code scanner is a very handy tool to have and I recommend everybody who is just slightly hands on type of a person to get one. It will end up saving a lot of money over time.

The fix goes like this:

1. Disconnect the wire harness from the EGR valve.

2. Turn key ON and erase the trouble code(s) from the car's computer AND TURN KEY OFF IMMEDIATELY WHEN THE SCANNER SAYS CODES HAVE BEEN ERASED. DO NOT TURN KEY ON BEFORE YOU RE-CONNECT EGR WIRE HARNESS.

3. Re-connect EGR wire harness and your problem should be fixed.

I learned this fix from OBDII.COM where carfixer and kozloski discussed it and I think kozloski was the one who provided the solution, so thanks to them.

There was also other people stating that this fix really works. Now I have joined this group of people as I got mine fixed using this trick also.

I believe erasing codes with wire harness disconnected and turning the key OFF right after P1404 code has been erased re-sets the 'Valve Close Position' reading in the computer and triggers computer to re-learn position next time the key is turned ON.

If you don't have an OBD II scanner and don't want to buy one some car part stores may erase the code for free, but if you have it done there you must tell them about turning the key OFF at the right moment. Other wise the re-learn process does not take place.

Posted on Feb 10, 2010

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