Engine-Codes - Dodge - P0944 DODGE

P0944 DODGE Code - Loss Of Hydraulic Pump Prime

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|What are the Possible Causes of the P0944 DODGE Code?

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

|How to Fix the P0944 DODGE Code?

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.

|P0944 DODGE code tech notes

There is a Factory Service Bulletin for the Dodge following models:
2005-2006 Dodge Ram Truck
2005-2006 Dodge Durango
2005-2006 Dodge Dakota
Dodge Factory Service Bulletin OBDII Code P0944

|What is the cost to diagnose the P0944 DODGE code?

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0944 DODGE 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 DODGE code possible symptoms?

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

|What Does the P0944 DODGE Code Mean?

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.

Loss Of Hydraulic Pump Prime

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