Start by checking the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector's pins.
There is factory service bulletin for the C0305 code. The factory recommends reprogramming the Transfer Case Control Module (TCCOM) to fix the problem.
The cost to diagnose the C0305 OLDSMOBILE code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair's diagnosis time and labor rates vary by location, vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repair shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.
The Front Propshaft Speed Sensor is a permanent magnet (PM) generator. The PM generator produces a pulsing AC voltage. The AC voltage level and number of pulses increases as speed increases. The transfer case shift control module converts the pulsating AC voltage to a propshaft RPM which is used for the following functions:
- To monitor the difference between the front and rear propshaft speed
- In the AUTO, or the Adapt mode of operation, to determine the amount of slip and the percent of torque to apply to the front axle
The module accesses this input when the vehicle is in AUTO mode, 4HI, and 4LO ranges. The propshaft RPM can be displayed with a scan tool.
This DTC detects an open, short to ground, short to voltage or faulty sensor.
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