P0944 DODGE - Loss Of Hydraulic Pump Prime

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

P0944 DODGE Possible Causes

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

First diagnose P0944 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.

P0944 DODGE Tech Notes

There is a Factory Service Bulletin for the Dodge following models:

2005-2006 (DR) Ram Truck
2005-2006 (HB) Durango
2005-2006 (ND) Dakota
Dodge Factory Service Bulletin OBDII Code P0944

Cost of diagnosing the P0944 DODGE code

    Labor: 1.0

    The cost of diagnosing the P0944 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.

P0944 DODGE Possible Symptoms

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

P0944 DODGE 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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