Engine-Codes - Ford - P0553 1997 FORD F150

P0553 1997 FORD F150 Code - Power Steering Pressure Sensor Circuit Malfunction

Repair Importance Level: 2/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 2/3
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|P0553 1997 FORD F150 code possible causes

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

|How is the P0553 1997 FORD F150 code repair?

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.

|P0553 1997 FORD F150 code tech notes

The PSP sensor input signal to PCM is continuously monitored. The test fails when the signal is shorted to power.

|What is the cost to diagnose the P0553 1997 FORD F150 code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0553 1997 FORD F150 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.

|When is the P0553 1997 FORD F150 code detected?

A low voltage from the Power Steering Pressure Sensor is sent to Engine Control Module (ECM).

|What are P0553 1997 FORD F150 code possible symptoms?

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

|What is P0553 1997 FORD F150 code 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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