Flash: MIL Illumination with DTC P2173 – 2007-2008 Jeep Compass & Patriot, Dodge Caliber

NUMBER:     18-019-08 REV. A
GROUP:    Vehicle Performance
DATE:     September 11, 2008

 

SUBJECT:

Flash: MIL Illumination with DTC P2173

 

OVERVIEW:

This bulletin involves selectively erasing and reprogramming the Powertrain Control Module (PCM).

NOTE: Vehicles equipped with a CVT transmission must have the transmission control module (TCM) checked for the latest software level whenever the PCM software is updated. If newer TCM software is available, it must be installed. Failure to maintain software coordination may result in MIL illumination or driveability concerns.

MODELS:

**2007** – 2008 (MK49) Compass
**2007** – 2008 (MK74) Patriot
**2007** – 2008 (PM) Caliber

 

NOTE: **This Bulletin applies to:

  • 2007 models eguipped with a 1.8L, 2.0L or 2.4L (Sales Code EBA, ECN or ED3)
  • **2008 models equipped with a 2.0L or 2.4L engine & automatic CVT2 transmission (Sales Code ECN or ED3 with DAV or DAW) built prior to April 2, 2008 (MDH 0402XX) or 1.8L/2.4L Engine with Manual transmission (Sales Code EBA or ED3 with DD7) built prior to February 3, 2008 (MDH0203XX).**

 

SYMPTOM/CONDITION:

Some customers may experience intermittent MIL illumination with electronic throttle control (ETC) lamp Illumination. This may occur during high vehicle speeds or load conditions. Limp in may occur. If the vehicle ignition is “Keyed” off and the vehicle restarted, the vehicle will operate normally. Further investigation by the technician may find DTC P2173 – High Airflow/Vacuum Leak Detected (Slow Accumulation).

 

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 other than P2173 are present record them on the repair order and repair as necessary before proceeding further with this bulletin.

If the above symptom/condition is experienced and the cause for the condition cannot be determined, 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
CH9404D 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:

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

  1. Reprogram the PCM with the latest software. Follow the detailed service procedures available in DealerCONNECT/TechCONNECT, Refer To Group 8 – Electrical > Electronic Control Modules – Service Information > Module – Powertrain Control > Standard Procedures > PCM/ECM Programming – Gas.
  2. Type the necessary information on the “Authorized Modification Label” and attach it near the VECI label.

 

POLICY:

Reimbursable within the provisions of the warranty.

 

TIME ALLOWANCE:

Labor Operation No: Description Amount
18-19-03-39 Module, Global Powertrain Engine Controller (GPEC) – Reprogram (B) 0.4 Hrs.
18-19-03-40 Module, Global Powertrain Engine

Controller (GPEC) & Transmission Control

(TCM) – Reprogram (B)

Only Required if TCM is not at latest level

0.5 Hrs.

 

FAILURE CODE:

ZZ Service Action

 

THIS BULLETIN SUPERSEDES TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN 18-019-08, DATED

April 25, 2008, WHICH SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM YOUR FILES. ALL REVISIONS ARE HIGHLIGHTED WITH **ASTERISKS** AND INCLUDE THE ADDITION OF 2007 MODEL YEAR.

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

StarSCAN SOFTWARE LEVEL MUST BE AT RELEASE 9.02 OR HIGHER.

StarMOBILE DESKTOP CLIENT -OR- StarMOBILE STANDALONE MODE MAY ALSO BE USED TO PERFORM THE FLASH.

 


 

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: MIL Illumination with DTC P2173 - 2007-2008 Jeep Compass & Patriot, Dodge Caliber » small light Flash: MIL Illumination with DTC P2173 - 2007-2008 Jeep Compass & Patriot, Dodge Caliber » 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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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: MIL Illumination with DTC P2173 - 2007-2008 Jeep Compass & Patriot, Dodge Caliber » small light Flash: MIL Illumination with DTC P2173 - 2007-2008 Jeep Compass & Patriot, Dodge Caliber » 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.

 

www.techauthority.com

 

 

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