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TSB 18-12-97

Erroneous MIL Illumination / Driveability Improvements

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Date: March 14, 1997

Models: 1997 BR Ram Truck

1997 (AB) Ram Van/Wagon
1997 (AN) Dakota
1997 (BR) Ram Truck
1997 (TJ) Wrangler
1997 (XJ) Cherokee
1997 (ZJ) Grand Cherokee

Symptoms:

RAM:

 
Vehicle Line Engine Trans. Condition
AN 2.5L M/T -Erroneous DTC Hex $69 - DOWNSTREAM 02 SENSOR HEATER FAILURE
AN 3.9L All -Erroneous DTC Hex $70 - LEFT BANK CATALYTIC (OR JUST) CATALYTIC EFFICIENCY FAILURE
All All All -Erroneous DTC Hex $24 - MAP SENSOR VOLTAGE TOO LOW
- Erroneous DTC Hex $CO - SLOW UPSTREAM 02S DURING CATALYST MON. or SLOW LEFT BNK UP 02S DURING CATALYST MON.
- Misfire Monitor Improvements
- Generic Scan Tool Corrections (Mode 6 Last Monitor Results)
BR 8.OL Med Duty All - Erroneous DTC Hex $C2 - SLOW PRE-CAT UP 02S DURING CATALYST MON.
XJ 4.OL AW-4 - Higher Idle Improve ment (1000 rpm Police Package Only)
AB/AN/BR/ZJ All RE-A/T - Delayed 1-2 Upshift During Wide Open Throttle (Cold Transmission)
AN/TJ/XJ 2.5L All - Long Crank Time at High Altitude (>8000 ft.)

 

Diagnosis:
Using the Mopar Diagnostic System (MDS) or the Diagnostic Scan Tool (DRB II) with the Diagnostic Procedures Manual, verify all engine/transmission systems are functioning as designed. If Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC's) are present, record them and repair as necessary BEFORE proceeding further. If no DTC's, or only those listed above are stored and any of the above symptoms have been reported, Perform the repair procedure.

NOTE:  Whenever a PCM is replaced due to failure, the software of the replacement PCM should be verified for the latest revision level.

Repair:
This Procedure involves selectively erasing and reprogramming the PCM with new software (calibration changes) for all conditions listed.

NOTE: The Mopar Diagnostic System is required to perform the ECM flash. The system must be operating with release 21 or higher AND TIL CD RELEASE 1127 or higher must be installed.
 
Type or print necessary info on the "Authorized Software Update" label (Fig 1) and attach it to the ECM. Cover the label with clear tape.
 
Type or print the following information on the Authorized Modification Label and attach the label near the VECI label (Fig 2).

notes:

POLICY: Reimbursable within the provisions of the warranty.

TIME ALLOWANCE:
Labor Operation No: 08-19-47-97 ................. 0.5 Hrs.

FAILURE CODE: FM - Flash Module


Thanks to Bob Bergevin and Barry Drodge for supplying this TSB information

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