Flash: Warm Weather Spark Knock and/or DTC P2173 and/or P0452 – 2007 Dodge Caliber & Jeep Compass

NUMBER:    18-020-06 REV. A
GROUP:    Vehicle Performance
DATE:       September 16,2006

 

SUBJECT:

Flash: Warm Weather Spark Knock and/or DTC P2173 **and/or P0452**

 

OVERVIEW:

This bulletin involves selectively erasing and reprogramming the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) **and if necessary, the Transmission Control Module (TCM)** with new software and performing a memory reset to clear the adaptive memory of the PCM.

 

MODELS:

2007 (PM) Caliber
**2007 (MK49) Compass**

 

NOTE: This bulletin applies to models equipped with a 2.0L or 2.4L gasoline engine and CVT transmission (sales code ECN or ED3 with DAV) built on or after May 11, 2006 (MDH 0511XX) through and including August 16, 2006 (MDH 0816XX).

 

SYMPTOM/CONDITION:

Some customers may experience Spark Knock in warm ambient conditions (16°C (60°F) or higher).

The technician may find one or more of the following DTC’s.

  • P2173 – High Airflow/Vacuum Leak Detected (Slow Accumulation) may be found in the PCM. This DTC may occur when a vehicle is driven from a higher altitude to a lower altitude (1372 meter (4500 foot) change).
  • **P0452-Evap Pressure Switch Stuck Closed**

 

DIAGNOSIS:

Using a Scan Tool (StarSCAN) with the appropriate Diagnostic Procedures available in TechCONNECT, verify all engine systems are functioning as designed. If DTC’s are present record them on the repair order and repair as necessary before proceeding further with this bulletin.

If the customer describes a Spark Knock condition, or the technician finds either DTC, perform the Repair Procedure.

NOTE: If service bulletin 18-020-06 has been performed and the Symptom/Condition is still present, perform the Repair Procedure.

 

PARTS REQUIRED:

Qty. Part No. Description
1 04275086AB Label, Authorized Modification

 

SPECIAL TOOLS / EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:

NPN Battery Charger
CH9401 StarSCAN Tool
CH9404 StarSCAN Vehicle Cable
CH9409 StarSCAN Documentation Kit
CH9410 StarSCAN Ethernet Cable, 12 ft.
CH9412 StarSCAN Software Update Device Kit
TechCONNECT PC or equivalent

 

REPAIR PROCEDURE – USING THE INTERNET TO RETRIEVE THE FLASH FILE:

CAUTION: DO NOT START THE ENGINE PRIOR TO COMPLETING **STEP 5n and 8h**. IF THE PROCEDURE IS NOT ADHERED TO THE CONTROLLERS MAY NOT COMPLETE THE PROGRAMMING PROCESS.

NOTE: When performing this Repair Procedure, the software release level in the StarSCAN; must be programmed with 7.02 software or higher. The software release level is visible in the blue header at the top of the StarSCAN screen.

NOTE: The StarSCAN diagnostic scan tool fully supports Internet connectivity. However, to take advantage of this feature you must first configure the StarSCAN for your dealership’s network. Make sure the StarSCAN is configured to the dealership’s network before proceeding. For instruction on setting up your StarSCAN for the dealer’s network refer to either:

“DealerCONNECT > Service > StarSCAN and StarMOBILE tools > Online Documentation”, or refer to the StarSCAN Quick Start Networking Guide. The StarSCAN Quick Start Networking Guide is also available on the www.dcctools.com website under the “Download Center”.

NOTE: If this flash process is interrupted/aborted, the flash should be restarted.

  1. Install a battery charger Flash: Warm Weather Spark Knock and/or DTC P2173 and/or P0452 - 2007 Dodge Caliber & Jeep Compass » small light and verify that the charging rate provides approximately 13.5 volts. Set the battery charger to continuous charge. Do not allow the charger to time out during the flash process. Remove the charger from the battery when the flash process is complete.
  2. Connect the CH9410 StarSCAN ethernet cable to the StarSCAN and the dealer’s network drop.
  3. Connect the CH9404 StarSCAN vehicle cable to the StarSCAN and the vehicle.
  4. Power ON the StarSCAN.
  5. Using the StarSCAN at the “Home” screen:
    1. Select “ECU View”
    2. Touch the screen to highlight the PCM in the list of modules.
    3. Select “More Options”
    4. Select “ECU Flash”
    5. Record the part number at the top of the “Flash PCM” screen for later reference.
    6. Select “Browse for New File”. Follow the on screen instructions.
    7. Select “Download to Scantool”.
    8. Select “Close” after the download is complete, then select “Back”.
    9. Highlight the listed calibration.
    10. Select “Update Controller”. Follow on screen instructions.
    11. When the update is complete, select “OK”.
    12. Verify the part number at the top of the “Flash PCM” screen has updated to the new part number.
    13. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position for no less than 15 seconds.
    14. Turn the ignition switch to the RUN position (DO NOT CRANK THE ENGINE) for no less than 20 seconds.

CAUTION: DO NOT START THE ENGINE PRIOR TO COMPLETING 5n AND 8h. IF THE PROCEDURE IS NOT ADHERED TO THE CONTROLLER MAY NOT COMPLETE THE PROGRAMMING PROCESS.

NOTE: Due to the PCM programming procedure, a DTC may be set in other modules within the vehicle. Some DTC’s may cause the MIL to illuminate. From the “Home” screen select “System View”. Then select “All DTCs”. Press “Clear All Stored DTCs” if there are any DTCs shown on the list.

  1. **Using the StarSCAN at the “Home” screen:
    1. Select “ECU View”
    2. Touch the screen to highlight the TCM in the list of modules.
    3. Select “More Options”
    4. Select “ECU Flash”
    5. Record the part number at the top of the “Flash TCM” screen for later reference.
    6. Select “Browse for New File”. Follow the on screen instructions.
  2. Is the TCM part number recorded in step 6e above, the same as the new p/n shown on the “Flash File List” screen?
    1. Yes >> No further action is necessary. Proceed to Step #9.
    2. No >> the TCM will require flash reprogramming also, proceed to Step #8.
  3. Flash reprogram the TCM as follows:
    1. From the “Flash File List” screen, select “Download to Scantool”.
    2. Select “Close” after the download is complete, then select “Back”.
    3. Highlight the listed calibration.
    4. Select “Update Controller”. Follow on screen instructions.
    5. When the update is complete, select “OK”.
    6. Verify the part number at the top of the “Flash TCM” screen has updated to the new part number.
    7. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position for no less than 15 seconds.
    8. Turn the ignition switch to the RUN position (DO NOT CRANK THE ENGINE) for no less than 20 seconds.

CAUTION: DO NOT START THE ENGINE PRIOR TO COMPLETING STEP 5n and 8h. IF THE PROCEDURE IS NOT ADHERED TO THE CONTROLLER MAY NOT COMPLETE THE PROGRAMMING PROCESS.

NOTE: Due to the TCM programming procedure, a DTC may be set in other modules within the vehicle. Some DTC’s may cause the MIL to illuminate. From the “Home” screen select “System View”. Then select “All DTCs”. Press “Clear All Stored DTCs” if there are any DTCs shown on the list.**

  1. Reset the adaptive memory of the PCM with the StarSCAN. This function is found under Miscellaneous Functions and is called Reset Memory. Select All Adaptive Memory.

NOTE: The following step is required by law when reprogramming a PCM and/or TCM.

  1. Type the necessary information on the “Authorized Modification Label” p/n04275086AB and attach near the VECI label ( 1).

AUTHORIZED MODIFICATION LABEL

Fig. 1 AUTHORIZED MODIFICATION LABEL

1 – **POWERTRAIN CONTROL / TRANSMISSION CONTROL MODULE P/N’s (INSERT P/N’s) USED**
2 – CHANGE AUTHORITY: TSB XX-XXX-XX
3 – DEALER CODE: XXXXX
4 – DATE: XX-XX-XX

 

POLICY:

Reimbursable within the provisions of the warranty.

 

TIME ALLOWANCE:

Labor Operation No: Description Amount
**18-19-03-12** Erase and Reprogram-Powertrain Control Module (PCM) (B) 0.4 Hrs.
**18-19-03-13 Erase and Reprogram-Powertrain Control Module

(PCM) and Transmission Control Module (TCM)

(B)

0.5 Hrs.**

 

FAILURE CODE:

ZZ Service Action

 

THIS BULLETIN SUPERSEDES SERVICE BULLETIN 18-020-06 DATED JUNE 13, 2006, WHICH SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM YOUR FILES. ALL REVISIONS ARE HIGHLIGHTED WITH **ASTERISKS** AND INCLUDES AN ADDITIONAL MODEL, REVISED SOFTWARE, CLEAN DATE, AND REVISED SYMPTOM/CONDITIONS, REPAIR PROCEDURES AND LABOR OPERATION NUMBERS

THE StarSCAN FLASH FILES FOR THIS BULLETIN MUST BE RETRIEVED FROM THE INTERNET.

UPDATE CD 6.05 WAS THE LAST CD TO CONTAIN FLASH FILES FOR StarSCAN.

 

18-020-06A

 


 

Chrysler J2534 Application Overview

The Chrysler J2534 System is a combination of the J2534 Application (2010 and newer Model Year Support) and the Chrysler J2534 Flash Application (2009-1996 Model Year Support). J2534 aftermarket users are required and responsible for installing the J2534 device driver provided by the device manufacturer. If you need support installing the device driver software contact the device manufacturer. See the related article “Chrysler J2534 Manual” for additional information. Chrysler J2534 application provides below capabilities:

 

New J2534 Application:
New J2534 Application Application Usage and Support
  • Provides support for 2010 and newer model years.
  • New J2534 Application requires users to work online. An active internet connection and bandwidth (1.5 Mbps) is required to use J2534 application.
  • ECU reprogramming files are automatically downloaded via the application.
  • J2534 Applicable ECUs can be reprogrammed, if a flash is available.

 

The Chrysler J2534 Flash Application:
The Chrysler J2534 Flash Application Application Usage and Support
  • Provides support for 2009 – 1996 model years.
  • ECU reprogramming support for emission control modules only (ECM, PCM, TCM and CTV).

 

Chrysler Recommended J2534 Devices

For Chrysler recommended J2534 device, see below table.

J2534 Device Flash: Warm Weather Spark Knock and/or DTC P2173 and/or P0452 - 2007 Dodge Caliber & Jeep Compass » small light Flash: Warm Weather Spark Knock and/or DTC P2173 and/or P0452 - 2007 Dodge Caliber & Jeep Compass » small light Firmware Version
CTC Vehicle Box * 1.9
UCAN 2 1.0
Blue Streak -2534 Global Programmer 2.10
Actia I+ME Passthru 2.07

 

* Chrysler recommends the CTC Vehicle Box Device for Chrysler SCI ECU reprogramming. SCI reprogramming is used on most PCMs and TCMs prior to the introduction of CAN bus vehicles which began in 2004 (Durango).

 

Chrysler J2534 System Support:

Support for Chrysler J2534 System is available on-line. For more information, please refer to Chrysler J2534 Manual and knowledge base website.

 

Chrysler J2534 System

PC Requirements for Chrysler J2434 System:

The Chrysler J2534 Application has been verified to work with the following operating systems using open platform PCs or laptops:
• Windows 7 (32-Bit & 64-Bit)
• Windows XP (32-Bit only)


Chrysler J2434 System Release Notes:

Please click here to view the Application Release Notes. 


Chrysler J2434 System Download:

For Chrysler J2534 System support, please refer to “Chrysler J2534 Manual“. Get the J2534 system.


Chrysler ECU Flash Availability matrix:

Click Flash Availability–J2534 Application and Flash Availability–Chrysler Diagnostic Application.


Adaptor Requirements:

A harness adaptor is required to update certain vehicles. The following tables list which vehicles / modules require which adaptor. Adaptors can be purchased through the SPX Miller Special Tools program.  See SPX Miller Special Tools program for details.

MLR-J2534-MMC required on:

SBEC III 1996 – 1997 SEBRING / AVENGER (FJ)
ETAX III 1996 – 1997 SEBRING / AVENGER (FJ)
SBEC IIIA 1997 – 1998 SEBRING / AVENGER (FJ)
ETAX IIIA 1997 – 1998 SEBRING / AVENGER (FJ)
Powertrain 2001 – 2201 SEBRING / STRATUS COUPE (ST)

 

MLR-J2534-TCM required on:

ETAX IIIB 2003 – 2004 SEBRING / STRATUS SEDAN (JR)
ETAX IVA 2005 – 2006 LIBERTY (DIESEL) JEEP (KJ)

 


Additional Information and Known Issues / Concerns:

If you are reprogramming the 5.9L diesel engine controller on the 1996-2008 Dodge RAM vehicle, it is necessary to also reprogram the VIN after the ECU has been flashed.  To write the VIN to the ECU, you may use aftermarket software support, or use an OEM FCA US LLC scan tool (DRBIII or StarSCAN). For more information, see the FCA US LLC Scan Tool Lease Options section.

  • 1996-2009 ALL PCMs

If you are REPLACING a PCM or ECM and the vehicle is equipped with a theft deterrent system (Sentry Key), it must be initialized to properly function with the Anti Theft module. You also need to reprogram the VIN when replacing a PCM or ECM.  To write the VIN to the ECU and initialize the PCM to work with the theft deterrent system, you may use aftermarket software support, or use an OEM FCA US LLC scan tool (DRBIII or StarSCAN). For more information, see the FCA US LLC Scan Tool Lease Options section.


FCA US LLC Scan Tool Lease Options:

  • For 2009 model year vehicles and prior, it may be necessary to use either a DRBIII or a StarSCAN to perform function required after ECU replacement.  To lease the DRBIII call 1-586-532-8400 or click here.
  • Beginning with 2010 MY, function required to replace an ECU will be supported via the J2534 application.

 

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