Flash: 42RLE – Improved Hill Climb Capability In Reverse Or DTC’s P1713 / P1776 – 2004-2006 Dodge & Jeep

NUMBER: 21-009-09
GROUP: Transmission
DATE: November 14, 2009

 

SUBJECT:

Flash: 42RLE – Improved Hill Climb Capability In Reverse Or DTC’s P1713 / P1776

 

OVERVIEW:

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

 

MODELS:

**2004 (AN) Dakota**
2006 (DR) Ram Truck
2005 – 2006 (HB) Durango
**2004** – 2006 (KJ) Liberty / Cherokee
2005 – 2006 (ND) Dakota
2005 (TJ) Wrangler

 

NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles equipped with a 42RLE transmission (sales codes DG6 or DGV).

 

SYMPTOM/CONDITION:

  1. The vehicle operator may experience a low torque condition from the vehicle powertrainthat may reduce the capability of the vehicle to ascend certain grades/hills when the transmission is in reverse gear (while backing up).
  2. The customer may experience, separate from the above low torque condition, a Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) illumination due to one of the following transmission related Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC’s):
  • P1713 – Restricted Manual Valve In T2 Range.
  • P1776 – Solenoid Switch Valve Latched In LR Position.

Prior to the MIL illumination for one of the above transmission related DTC’s, the customer may not have experienced any transmission related driveability conditions.

 

DIAGNOSIS:

Using a Scan Tool (DRBIII, StarSCAN or wiTech) with the appropriate Diagnostic Procedures verify all engine systems are functioning as designed. If DTCs other then those listed above are present record them on the repair order and repair as necessary before proceeding further with this bulletin.

If the vehicle operator describes or experiences the Symptom/Condition, perform the Repair Procedure.

NOTE: The 2005 KJ will require electrical isolation (disconnect) of the Controller Anti-Lock Brake (CAB) module during the PCM reprogramming process.

 

PARTS REQUIRED:

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

 

SPECIAL TOOLS / EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:

VEHICLES UPDATED USING DRBIII

NPN Battery Charger
CH2002 General Purpose Interface Bus Cable Assembly
CH6000A Scan Tool (DRBIII)
CH7000A/7001A J1962 Cable with red DRBIII connector
TechCONNECT Workstation

 

NOTE: An updated J1962 cable has been released. This cable has a red colored connector at the DRBIII connection. Use this cable whenever a flash is being performed.

 

VEHICLES UPDATED USING StarSCAN

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 DRB III TO RETRIEVE THE FLASH FILE FROM TECHCONNECT:

NOTE: Whenever a controller is programmed, the software in the DRBIII must be programmed with the latest revision level available. Current DRBIII revision level is 63.3 or higher.

NOTE: If this flash process is interrupted/aborted, the flash process should be restarted and then follow the directions on the DRBIII.

NOTE: Remove any unnecessary PCMCIA cards prior to starting a DRB III flash.

  1. Before beginning the reprogramming procedure, remove any old flash reprogramming files from the DRBIII memory. To clear the memory from the MAIN MENU power up the DRBIII and then:
    1. Simultaneously press the “MORE” and “YES” keys.
    2. A screen will appear requesting a “COLD BOOT”.
    3. Follow the on screen instructions by selecting the “F4” key.
    4. When the DRBIII reboots to the MAIN MENU, proceed to Step #2
  2. With the ignition switch in the “RUN” position, determine the original part number of the PCM currently in the vehicle. Using the DRBIII select: a. “DRBIII Standalone”
    1. “1998 – 2007 Diagnostics”
    2. “All (Except Below)”
    3. Engine
    4. “Module Display”
    5. Record the “PCM part #” on the repair order for later reference.
  3. Connect the DRBIII to TechCONNECT. Open TechTOOLS and verify that the “DRBIII Status: Connected” message is in the upper right corner of the TechTOOLS screen.
  4. Enter the “PCM part #” recorded in Step #2 in the “Parts Criteria” area and select “Show Updates”. TechTOOLS will populate the available updates.
  5. Select the calibration.
  6. Select the “DRBIII” radio button which is next to the “Download/Update” button.
  7. Select the “Download/Update” button.
  8. Monitor the “Flash Download/Update Progress” window on the TechCONNECT and follow the instructions on TechCONNECT. When the download/update process from TechCONNECT to the DRBIII is complete, proceed to Step #9.
  9. Disconnect the DRBIII from TechCONNECT.
  10. Open the hood and install a battery charger. Using a voltmeter, verify that the charging rate provides 13.2 – 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.

NOTE: Do not allow the charging voltage to climb above 13.5 volts during the flash process.

  1. If the vehicle is a 2004 or 2005 KJ:
    1. Turn the ignition switch to the “OFF” position.
    2. Disconnect the electrical harness connector from the Controller Anti-Lock Brake(CAB) module.
    3. Turn the ignition switch to the “ON” position, do not start vehicle.
  2. Connect the DRBIII to the vehicle.
  3. Turn the ignition to the “Run” position (engine not running).
  4. Download the flash from the DRBIII to the vehicle PCM. Using the DRBIII select: a. “Vehicle Flash”
  5. Follow the directions on the DRBIII screen. When the PCM flash process is complete, proceed to the next step.
  6. If the vehicle is a 2004 or 2005 KJ:
    1. Turn the ignition switch to the “OFF” position.
    2. Connect the electrical harness connector to the Controller Anti-Lock Brake (CAB)module.
    3. Turn the ignition switch to the “ON” position, do not start vehicle.

NOTE: Due to the PCM programming procedure, a DTC may be set in other modules (TCM, BCM, MIC, SKIM, etc.) within the vehicle, if so equipped. Some DTC’s may cause the MIL to illuminate. Check all modules using “Module Scan”, record the DTC’s, and erase these DTC’s prior to returning the vehicle to the customer. Erase any DTC’s in the PCM only after all other modules have had their DTC’s erased.

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/n 04275086AB and attach near the VECI label.

 

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

NOTE: Before performing this Repair Procedure, the operating software in the StarSCAN; must be programmed with software release level 7.03 SP1 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. Open the hood and install a battery charger. Using a voltmeter, verify that the charging rate provides 13.2 – 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.

NOTE: Do not allow the charging voltage to climb above 13.5 volts during the flash process.

  1. Connect the CH9410 StarSCAN ethernet cable to the StarSCAN and the dealer’s network drop.
  2. Connect the CH9404 StarSCAN vehicle cable to the StarSCAN and the vehicle.
  3. Power ON the StarSCAN.
  4. Retrieve the old ECU part number. 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 f 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”.
    11. When the update is complete, select “OK”.
  5. Verify the part number at the top of the “Flash PCM” screen has updated to the new part number.

NOTE: Due to the ECU programming procedure, a DTC may be set in other modules (TCM, BCM, MIC, SKREEM, etc.) within the vehicle, if so equipped. 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.

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/n 04275086AB and attach near the VECI label.

 

POLICY:

Reimbursable within the provisions of the warranty.

 

TIME ALLOWANCE:

Labor Operation No: Description Amount
18-19-06-38 Module, Powertrain Control (PCM) – Reprogram (DR, HB, ND, and 2006 KJ) – (C) 0.2 Hrs.
18-19-06-38 Module, Powertrain Control (PCM) – Reprogram (2004 AN, 2004, 2005 KJ and 2005 TJ only) – (B) 0.5 Hrs.

 

FAILURE CODE:

FM Flash Module

 

THIS BULLETIN SUPERSEDES TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN 21-005-07, DATED MARCH 20, 2007 WHICH SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM YOUR FILES. ALL REVISIONS ARE HIGHLIGHTED WITH **ASTERISKS** AND INCLUDES THE ADDITION OF 2004 AN AND KJ MODEL YEAR PCM SOFTWARE.

THE wiTECH DIAGNOSTIC APPLICATION IS THE PREFERRED METHOD FOR FLASHING ECUs.

HELP USING THE wiTECH DIAGNOSTIC APPLICATION FOR FLASHING AN ECU IS AVAILABLE BY SELECTING “HELP” THEN “HELP CONTENTS” AT THE TOP OF THE wiTECH DIAGNOSTIC APPLICATION WINDOW.

THE wiTECH SOFTWARE LEVEL MUST BE AT RELEASE 10.01 OR HIGHER TO PERFORM THIS PROCEDURE.

StarMOBILE DESKTOP CLIENT, StarMOBILE or StarSCAN MAY ALSO BE USED TO PERFORM THIS PROCEDURE.

WHENEVER A MODULE IS REPROGRAMMED, THE SOFTWARE IN THE DRBIII; MUST BE PROGRAMMED WITH THE LATEST REVISION LEVEL AVAILABLE.

 

21-009-09

 


 

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: 42RLE - Improved Hill Climb Capability In Reverse Or DTC's P1713 / P1776 - 2004-2006 Dodge & Jeep » small light Flash: 42RLE - Improved Hill Climb Capability In Reverse Or DTC's P1713 / P1776 - 2004-2006 Dodge & Jeep » 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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