Engine-Codes - Ram - U029E RAM

U029E RAM - Lost Communication With NOX Sensor 'B'

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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U029E RAM Possible Causes

  • Low Battery Voltage
  • Faulty Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) Sensor Bank 'B'
  • Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) Sensor Bank 'B' harness is open or shorted
  • Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) Sensor Bank 'B' circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Powertrain Control Module (PCM)

How is the U029E RAM 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 U029E RAM code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the U029E RAM 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.
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Possible Symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)

U029E RAM Meaning

The aftertreatment system is equipped with two NOx Sensors and modules. The upstream NOx Sensor 1/1 is located on the Turbocharger elbow downpipe and is permanently connected to a corresponding NOx Sensor Module mounted to the hot side of the engine block. The downstream NOx Sensor 1/2 is located at the outlet of the SCR Catalyst and is permanently connected to a corresponding NOx Sensor Module which is mounted on the right frame rail. The NOx Sensors and NOx Sensor Modules are calibrated to each other and must be replaced as an assembly. The two NOx Sensor and Module assemblies are not interchangeable. The NOx Sensor Modules are smart devices and communicate with the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) over the J1939 Data Link. The NOx Sensor Modules perform their own internal diagnostics and report malfunctions back to the PCM. The NOx Sensors are used to monitor the efficiency of the SCR Catalyst and dosing system. The PCM will illuminate the Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) after the diagnostic runs and fails in two consecutive drive cycles. The PCM will turn off the MIL immediately after the monitor runs and passes.

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