P0551 DODGE - Power Steering Pressure Sensor Circuit Range/Performance

Repair Importance Level: 2/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 2/3  What does this mean?

P0551 DODGE Possible Causes

  • Faulty Power Steering Pressure Sensor
  • Power Steering Pressure Sensor harness is open or shorted
  • Power Steering Pressure Sensor circuit poor electrical connection

First diagnose P0551 DODGE code

    Check 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 terminals.

Cost of diagnosing the P0551 DODGE code

    Labor: 1.0

    The cost of diagnosing the P0551 DODGE code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary widely across the country, and even within the same city. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

When is the P0551 DODGE code detected?

An out of range voltage from the Power Steering Pressure Sensor is sent to Engine Control Module (ECM).

P0551 DODGE Possible Symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
  • Power steering inoperative

P0551 DODGE Meaning

Power steering pressure (PSP) sensor is installed to the power steering high-pressure tube and detects a power steering load. This sensor is a potentiometer which transforms the power steering load into output voltage, and emits the voltage signal to the Engine Control Module (ECM). The ECM controls the electric throttle control actuator and adjusts the throttle valve opening angle to increase the engine speed and adjusts the idle speed for the increased load.
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