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Old 09 Mar 2013, 05:23 pm
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My '02 Limited 5 speed N/A is showing code P0551. On the list, this one is :
P0551 Power Steering Pressure Sensor Circuit Range/Performance

Does anyone know what this means?
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Old 09 Mar 2013, 06:12 pm
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Would replace the pressure switch first since they are notorious for failing.

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Old 10 Mar 2013, 09:54 am
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I agree with Ray, most likely a bad pressure switch. It's not that difficult to replace but is a bit messy.

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Old 11 Mar 2013, 10:50 am
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Yeah, from where it is, it looks like a lot of fluid will run out when I remove the old switch/sensor. Guess I'll make sure I have fluid before pulling it. From the way the codes in that range are worded, that code must be the one for a faulty sensor. I didn't really notice that when looking up the code at first.

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