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ParkerDodge
12-21-2007, 11:23 PM
Hello - I recently had to replace the batterey on my 1999 Dodge Intrepid and now have a problem with the transmission shifting. The transmission guy said it shows code po340 no cam signal @psm code 1792. He does not know what this code means, recommended a trip to a dealer service center. I'd like to avoid as much expense as possible and still keep the car running well. Anyone know what this code means?

Thank you for the assistance!

Chris

chiefload
12-22-2007, 12:25 AM
Try to pull the codes yourself and post them here. 1792 does not exist in any of my source material. Maybe they wrote it down incorrectly.... do what we call 'the key dance': put the key in the ignition and turn it to on without starting the engine. Then within 5 seconds go to off - on - off - on - off - on. You should then see the codes show up in the odometer area... For some people it works in P, some have to put the car in N. I usually do it with all accessories turned off (such as heater/A-C, radio, lights, etc).

While my first gut feeling would be cam position and crank position sensor, followed by the input/output sensor, followed by solenoid pack, followed by god only knows what.., verifying the actual codes the car is throwing out will make the trouble shooting a bit more certain (and potentially cheaper) and eliminates doubts about whether 1792 was indeed displayed...

Great White
12-22-2007, 09:55 AM
Before you do anything else, I would recommend you disconnect the batery and walk away for 5 to 10 mins since this all started with a battery replacement, right? This should reset the comp and erase any erronious codes.

Then:

Not shifting?

Stuck in second gear?

Classic transmision input/output sensor failure mode. Trans goes into "limp mode" and won't shift past second when the sensors crap out.

No Speedometer readout? If so, probably the output sensor.

Cam sensor failure is characterised by severe bucking and missing on heavy acceleration. Nothing to do with shifting or transmission. 0340 is the code for it though. Could be a coincedental event. These are a known weak point in the chrysler design. They "crap out" fairly regularly. Maybe it got spiked when the battery was replaced. You never know.............

Turn the key "on and off" three times (without starting the engine) leaving it in the on position on the last try. The codes will display in the odometer readout.

We can go from there...............

Does your car have autostick?

DTC P1797–Manual Shift Overheat–(Transmission oil temperature >275 F) or (Engine coolant temperature>255 F).
Acceptable powertrain temperature must beachieved to reactivate Autostick after a high temperature fault:
Transmission Oil Temperature <255 F
Engine Coolant Temperature <240 F

The only reference I can find to 1792 code is withregards to honda, which is "automatic transaxle". As far as I can tell, chrysler doesn't use the 1792 designation. Thre's all sorts of chrysler codes around the 1792 code though. FYI, the standardized obdII code is PO1792 and breaks down as:
P0- powertrain
1-manufacturer specific
7-transmission
92- actual fault

here's chryslers TCM codes (It's a little messed up as it is a table in the PDf manual ad doesn't cut paste very well. the first yes/no is whether or not it will set the car in limp mode, the second is whetehr or not you get the MIL):

The TCM may report any of the following DTC’s.
DTC P-Code Name of Code Limp-in MIL
11 P0613 Internal TCM Yes Yes
12 P1684 Battery was disconnected No No
13 P0613 Internal TCM Yes Yes
14 P0891 Transmission Relay always on Yes Yes
15 P0888 Relay output always off Yes Yes
16 P0605 Internal TCM Yes Yes
17 P0604 Internal TCM Yes Yes
18 P0725 Engine speed sensor circuit Yes Yes
19 P1694 Bus communication with engine module No No
20 P0890 Switched battery Yes Yes
21 P0871 OD pressure switch sense circuit Yes Yes-1
22 P0846 2/4 pressure switch sense circuit Yes Yes
24 P0841 LR pressure switch sense circuit Yes Yes
28 P0706 Check shifter signal No No
29 P0124 Throttle Position Sensor/APPS intermittent No Yes-3
2A P0122 Throttle Position Sensor /APPS low No Yes-3
2B P0123 Throttle Position Sensor /APPS high No Yes-3
31 P0870 OD hydraulic pressure test failure Yes Yes
32 P0845 2/4 hydraulic pressure test failure Yes Yes
33 P0992 2-4/OD hydraulic pressure test failure Yes Yes
35 P0944 Loss of prime No No
36 P1790 Fault immediately after shift No No
37 P1775 Solenoid switch valve latched in TCC position No Yes
38 P0740 Torque converter clutch control circuit No Yes
41 P0750 LR Solenoid circuit Yes Yes
42 P0755 2/4 Solenoid circuit Yes Yes
43 P0760 OD Solenoid circuit Yes Yes
44 P0765 UD Solenoid circuit Yes Yes
45 P0613 Internal TCM No No
47 P1776 Solenoid switch valve latched in LR position Yes Yes
50 P0736 Gear ratio error in reverse Yes Yes
51 P0731 Gear ratio error in 1st Yes Yes
52 P0732 Gear ratio error in 2nd Yes Yes
53 P0733 Gear ratio error in 3rd Yes Yes
54 P0734 Gear ratio error in 4th Yes Yes
56 P0715 Input speed sensor error Yes Yes
57 P0720 Output speed sensor error Yes Yes
58 P1794 Speed sensor ground error Yes Yes
69 P0952 AutoStick input circuit low No No
71 P1797 Manual shift overheat No No
73 P0897 Worn out/burnt Transmission fluid No No
75 P0218 High temperature operation activated No No
7A P0711 Transmission temperature sensor performance No No
7B P0712 Transmission temperature sensor low No No
7C P0713 Transmission temperature sensor high No No
7D P0714 Transmission temperature sensor intermittent No No
76 P0884 Power up at speed No No
77 P1687 No communication with the MIC No No

The TCM may report any of the following DTC’s.
DTC P-Code Name of Code Limp-in MIL
78 P1652 Serial communication link malfunction No No-2
79 P0562 Low battery voltage Yes Yes
Notes:
P1xxx DTC’s will set the MIL only after 10 seconds of vehicle operation.
1 -The Mil will be lit only if DTC P0706 is also present
2 -The MIL will be lit by the engine controller
3 -The MIL will be lit only if the engine controller is not calibrated for throttle substitution.
Yes (underlined) indicates that this DTC can take up to five minutes of problem identification before illuminating the MIL.