Engine-Codes - Dodge - U1479 DODGE

U1479 DODGE - Implausible Data Received From Shifter Mechanical Failure

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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U1479 DODGE Possible Causes

  • Faulty Shifter
  • Shifter harness is open or shorted
  • Shifter circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Electronic Shift Module (ESM)
  • Faulty Transmission Control Module (TCM)

How is the U1479 DODGE 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 U1479 DODGE code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the U1479 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.
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Possible Symptoms

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

U1479 DODGE Meaning

The purpose of the diagnostic is to detect a breakage of the mechanical connection between the shift lever and the sensor module mounted to the lever. The shift lever is moved about a pivot point located in the middle of the lever and is held in the home position by two opposing springs. The sensor module consists of two redundant sensors and is mounted to the lower end of the shift lever by a connection pin. The driver controls the shift lever by pushing or pulling the upper end of the lever and the position is read by the sensor module. If the connection pin between the shift lever and the sensor module breaks then the sensor module is pulled to a failure position by a separate spring mounted to the sensor module. The failure is detected if one or both of the two shifter position sensors indicate the sensor module failure position is reached.

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