Engine-Codes - Generic - P0944

P0944 Code - Loss Of Hydraulic Pump Prime

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3
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|P0944 code possible causes

  • Low transmission fluid level
  • Shift Lever Position
  • Plugged Transmission filter
  • Faulty Transmission Oil Pump

|How is the P0944 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.

|What is the cost to diagnose the P0944 code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0944 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.

|What are P0944 code possible symptoms?

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
  • Delay of shifting

|What is P0944 code meaning?

The Loss of Prime Test is used to prevent transmission defaults and erroneous fault codes during temporary loss of pump prime that may occur with low transmission fluid under severe braking conditions, start-up, etc. and to point towards more subtle problems such as a plugged or ruptured oil filter. The Loss of Prime fault is set by a loss of hydraulic pressure in the transmission system. This condition, if sustained, will result in the vehicle being unable to move.

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