Engine-Codes - Jeep - U142C JEEP

U142C JEEP - implausible Data Received From Exhaust Valve 2

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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U142C JEEP Possible Causes

  • Faulty Active Exhaust Valve 2 Actuator
  • Active Exhaust Valve 2 Actuator harness is open or shorted
  • Active Exhaust Valve 2 Actuator circuit poor electrical connection

How is the U142C JEEP 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 U142C JEEP code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the U142C JEEP 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)

U142C JEEP Meaning

The purpose of the Active Exhaust Valves are to reduce exhaust noise in order to meet pass-by noise regulations. The Active Exhaust Valves consist of two parts. First is the mechanical butterfly valves that are welded into the exhaust pipe on each bank. Mounted to each of these is a smart actuator. They are connected to the mechanical valves through a transmission spring. This is to help reduce heat from transferring between the mechanical butterfly valves and the actuators.
The Active Exhaust Valve actuators communicate with the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) over a LIN Bus circuit. The Active Exhaust Valve actuator 1 (left) and Active Exhaust Valve actuator 2 (right) each has a unique part number/internal ID. The PCM can identify each actuator location by this unique ID. The PCM sends a position command to the Active Exhaust Valve actuators based on engine torque, rpm and vehicle speed. The Active Exhaust Valve actuators move the butterfly valves to the commanded position. An internal Hall Effect sensor counts the pulses and determines valve position. The valve actuators are calibrated at every Key-ON event. The PCM sends full open and full closed commands and checks the actual position against the commanded position. If for any reason the calibration is unsuccessful, the actuators are self-diagnosing and report fault flags to the PCM over the LIN Bus.
If the valve position doesn't match a predetermined calibration, a performance code is set and the valves will default to the full open position. If an actuator is not attached to the mechanical valve, or the transmission spring is broken or missing, the actuator will continue to rotate indefinitely and set a fault. Also, if the mechanical valve is stuck and will not move, a fault will set.

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