2017+ Chrysler Pacifica Minivan Forums banner

1 - 20 of 55 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I am getting CEL DTC P018C which is a power train code and refers to the Fuel pressure sensor.
I am a couple of months out and 3k miles outside my basic warranty. I have read some people report this is and some people report this isn't covered under power train warranty.

I was getting all sorts of bad symptoms due to a bad battery like Service Shifter messages and lights out on the shifter. I replaced the battery and the shifter problem went away.
But I am still pulling P018C.

I have two quotes from dealers to replace the Fuel rail sensor at $240 and $289. And they still want to charge me $120 diagnostic fee. I know they are expensive.
Realistically how much should this cost? The dealer told me the part was $36 and they have it in stock. So, they want $253 to install it.

I have been through so much with this car, that this is just one more thing I can't deal with.
Transmission banging, sliding door power fails randomly, turn wheel and steering sticks.

Please Help
@ChryslerCares
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
I am getting CEL DTC P018C which is a power train code and refers to the Fuel pressure sensor.
I am a couple of months out and 3k miles outside my basic warranty. I have read some people report this is and some people report this isn't covered under power train warranty.

Please Help

@ChryslerCares
I currently have the exact same issue. Code P018C.

I am just 300 miles over my 36,000 mile warranty. I am planning on replacing the fuel pressure sensor myself because the dealership price is ridiculous. I've seen some videos on youtube for how to replace the sensor on a Ram 1500, but I am not sure if that totally translates to the Pacifica or not.

Does anyone have the proper instructions write-up, or possibly a video link for how to replace this sensor on a Pacifica?

Mine is a 2017 Pacifica Touring L, non-hybrid.

Thanks.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,652 Posts
I am getting CEL DTC P018C which is a power train code and refers to the Fuel pressure sensor.
I am a couple of months out and 3k miles outside my basic warranty. I have read some people report this is and some people report this isn't covered under power train warranty.

I was getting all sorts of bad symptoms due to a bad battery like Service Shifter messages and lights out on the shifter. I replaced the battery and the shifter problem went away.
But I am still pulling P018C.

I have two quotes from dealers to replace the Fuel rail sensor at $240 and $289. And they still want to charge me $120 diagnostic fee. I know they are expensive.
Realistically how much should this cost? The dealer told me the part was $36 and they have it in stock. So, they want $253 to install it.

I have been through so much with this car, that this is just one more thing I can't deal with.
Transmission banging, sliding door power fails randomly, turn wheel and steering sticks.

Please Help

@ChryslerCares
I currently have the exact same issue. Code P018C.

I am just 300 miles over my 36,000 mile warranty. I am planning on replacing the fuel pressure sensor myself because the dealership price is ridiculous. I've seen some videos on youtube for how to replace the sensor on a Ram 1500, but I am not sure if that totally translates to the Pacifica or not.

Does anyone have the proper instructions write-up, or possibly a video link for how to replace this sensor on a Pacifica?

Mine is a 2017 Pacifica Touring L, non-hybrid.

Thanks.
Hi mjr0483 and Big Jimmy,

We understand that you are both out of warranty but we would like to help you get this addressed by your dealer if you plan to go this route. Please send us a private message so we can assist you further.

Lydia
Chrysler Social Care Specialist
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,387 Posts
Hi mjr0483 and Big Jimmy,

We understand that you are both out of warranty but we would like to help you get this addressed by your dealer if you plan to go this route. Please send us a private message so we can assist you further.

Lydia
Chrysler Social Care Specialist
That’s simply awesome customer service. The way it should be. Big hats off to chrysler cares.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
I am getting CEL DTC P018C which is a power train code and refers to the Fuel pressure sensor.
I am a couple of months out and 3k miles outside my basic warranty.....

Please Help

@ChryslerCares
I currently have the exact same issue. Code P018C.....

Thanks.
Hi mjr0483 and Big Jimmy,

We understand that you are both out of warranty but we would like to help you get this addressed by your dealer if you plan to go this route. Please send us a private message so we can assist you further.

Lydia
Chrysler Social Care Specialist
Lydia,

Thank you for your quick response. A PM has been sent.

Sincerely,
Big Jimmy
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7 Posts
Okay folks, if you are coming to this thread with a P018C code and are out of warranty, here is your fix...at least the one that worked for me. OEM part 52030445AA fuel supply tube and pressure sensor. You can find this part on Amazon or at your local dealer (O'Rileys didn't show an aftermarket part for it yet) and it is actually quite easy to change out yourself. Open the hood and it is right on top, just left of center. There are a few connection points, the hardest to deal with will be the closest one. You just need a small flathead screwdriver to release the plastic clips on the old tube. The closest one gave me the most trouble because I had to release the blue clip and pull it all the way off, then there was a white clip on the bottom that didn't want to let go. Once I released the connections further back in the engine, I was able to rotate the tube and get the white clip to release. There WILL BE some fuel in the tube so have a rag handy to catch it.

Once you have the old tube off, the new one goes on quite easily. My check engine light stayed on for a few short trips, I think it was the 4th trip that the light had turned off, so don't worry if it doesn't go off immediately. This cost me under $40 for the part and took about 10 minutes to change. Sure beats the dealership prices.

Oh, don't try the repair after the engine has been running, it's freaking hot right where you need to work. Let it cool and have at it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
Hi mjr0483 and Big Jimmy,

We understand that you are both out of warranty but we would like to help you get this addressed by your dealer if you plan to go this route. Please send us a private message so we can assist you further.

Lydia
Chrysler Social Care Specialist
Lydia,

Would you be willing to assist me with a similar issue? My 2017 Pacifica has a fuel rail sensor problem for which the dealership wants a $145 diagnostic fee (already incurred) and a $420 replacement fee. My car has only 31k miles on it but is three months past the basic warranty.

If you can help, how would I PM you? I can’t figure out how on this forum. Thanks.

Jim
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
That’s what I hoped but the dealership said no. A quick glance at the emissions warranty suggests everything is covered for 2 years/24k miles but only certain major components after that up until 8 years.
 

·
Super Moderator
2018 Pacifica Touring L + S
Joined
·
947 Posts
I have the same issue at 28k miles but a few months past the 36 months. Will you help me?
The forum members cannot help. But if you send a Personal Message to @ChryslerCares they may be able to assist you. Just hover your cursor over their name and then click on Message.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
HELP!

Same issue, just over 3 yr/36k!!!

Part 52030445AA is no longer available you now need to order 68421782AA and 68137864AC.

The 2nd part is a little bit of wire and a new connector. Apparently they discontinued the fuel pressure sensor originally used, and now there is a different one.

Can anyone look up the wiring order of the 3 wires? As I have to splice the new connector on, just need to make sure the 3 wires are in the correct order.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
HELP!

Same issue, just over 3 yr/36k!!!

Part 52030445AA is no longer available you now need to order 68421782AA and 68137864AC.

The 2nd part is a little bit of wire and a new connector. Apparently they discontinued the fuel pressure sensor originally used, and now there is a different one.

Can anyone look up the wiring order of the 3 wires? As I have to splice the new connector on, just need to make sure the 3 wires are in the correct order.
I spliced mine in and connected it and got a high voltage code this time. Don't know what I did wrong the middle wire was a ground on the old harness with the white stripe I just tryed to keep it the same colors as the old..didn't work
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
I had the same issue. Looks like whoever is making the update part jumbled the wires. I Tried every possible wiring combination until I got good signal. What worked for me on the 3 updated sensors I have as I suspected bad parts is wiring Blue to Pin 1. White to Pin 3. Yellow to Pin 2. If you have your old connector Blue to where the yellow was. White to where the blue was. Yellow to where the White was.
With this I have no codes, roughly 2.5 volts on the signal wire with key on and pump primed and reading approx 50 psi frp on the scanner.

Also a side note the data pids on the snapon scanners and another 3rd party scanner I have were listed as Variable speed fuel pump volts, and variable speed fuel pump actual pressure. Kinda threw me for a loop as I was looking for a fuel rail pressure pid or something like that.

Hope this helps! I couldn't find a single updated schematic, tsb, or preliminary Info campaign with the updated schematic. I'll be calling the local dealer and seeing if they can pass it up the line as well as posting to identifix
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
I had the same issue. Looks like whoever is making the update part jumbled the wires. I Tried every possible wiring combination until I got good signal. What worked for me on the 3 updated sensors I have as I suspected bad parts is wiring Blue to Pin 3. White to Pin 1. Yellow to Pin 2. If you have your old connector Blue to where the yellow was. White to where the blue was. Yellow to where the White was.
With this I have no codes, roughly 2.5 volts on the signal wire with key on and pump primed and reading approx 50 psi frp on the scanner.

Also a side note the data pids on the snapon scanners and another 3rd party scanner I have were listed as Variable speed fuel pump volts, and variable speed fuel pump actual pressure. Kinda threw me for a loop as I was looking for a fuel rail pressure pid or something like that.

Hope this helps! I couldn't find a single updated schematic, tsb, or preliminary Info campaign with the updated schematic. I'll be calling the local dealer and seeing if they can pass it up the line as well as posting to identifix
So the wire orientation for the new updated connector is blue yellow white? For pins 123? From the original connector that was yellow white blue.
 
1 - 20 of 55 Posts
Top