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ldoyle
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Jun 28, 2017, 11:28 AM

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P0517 code Sign In

My wife`s 03 Dodge Durango ,4.7L engine , 545RFE 5speed trans , 86000 miles .


Yesterday I decided to change filters on her Durango because I don`t think it has ever been done . Job went smooth , used Duralast filter kit , STP ATF+4 fluid , only slight mess on floor . Put in 4qts , started engine and moved selector lever through all the gears a couple of times . Put in 1qt more and went for a test drive . Everything worked good . Checked fluid level now that it was warm and needed 1qt more .Told my wife to test drive it and the engine light came on . Checked codes and there was a P0700 and a P0517 . I think the 700 code has to do with the transaxle module (?) whatever that is and the P0517 I can`t find .
The thing runs and shifts good , no issues other than the engine light on . Why , with just a filter change , am I now having this going on ? Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions ?
Thanks for any help , Larry


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Jun 28, 2017, 12:45 PM

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Re: P0517 code Sign In

The P0700 is a Generic PCM code that tells you there is a more specific code waiting in the TCM so you need a professional level scan tool to read the TCM.

The P0517 is for the battery temp sensor. It's under the battery.



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ldoyle
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Jun 28, 2017, 3:31 PM

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Re: P0517 code Sign In

Had Auto Zone read it and they said it was the transaxle control module . You think that is a possibility ? What and where is that and can you check it ?I sure hope it is on the outside somewhere . I`ve never even heard of that before ( like that matters Wink )


Battery Temp sensor . Guess I`ll pull battery and look for that guy .


Guess I should have left well enough alone and not replaced the dang filters !!


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Jun 28, 2017, 3:38 PM

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Re: P0517 code Sign In

No, that is not correct. Those people at Autozone are untrained, "wanna be" part time clerks. They don't have the knowledge or the equipment to diagnose this problem. I advised you that you needed a professional scan tool, not the DIY toys they have at Autozone.

The Transmission Control Module is the TCM that I referred to. It stores it's own codes that need to be read and Autozone can't do that.



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ldoyle
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Jun 28, 2017, 7:37 PM

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Re: P0517 code Sign In

Oops ! Sorry , I thought their readers would do what you meant . So you are saying I should go to a transmission shop and get them to read the codes . Are they the only ones who can read them ? Not trying to be smart , just haven`t had the best experiences with them in the past .


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Jun 28, 2017, 7:43 PM

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Re: P0517 code Sign In

No, many independent shops have the equipment to read a TCM, although a transmission shop may better understand what the code means.



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ldoyle
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Jun 28, 2017, 7:50 PM

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Re: P0517 code Sign In

OK . Thanks for the advice . I will try to find one that has some good reviews . I do appreciate you taking the time to try to advise me on this .






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