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.

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