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Thread: Replace DME Relay and Fuel Pump Relay - not expensive.

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    Default Replace DME Relay and Fuel Pump Relay - not expensive.

    Have had 3 incidents of the "Trans Program" warning at about about 6 week intervals. I'm getting concerned and looking for remedies. Have change the trans filter and added new oil.

    Can someone explain why doing this:

    Replace DME Relay and Fuel Pump Relay - not expensive.

    will help?

    I don't see the connection.

    TIA

    Jim

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    Anybody?

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    i think the DME relay controls a ground to the trans comp. (or maybe forward voltage)

    a bad ground to the trans computer would cause the error.

    if you havent replaced the fuel pump and ecu relay you should do it anyway.

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    Its about $20 per relay so I'll do it. Just wanted to know why.

    Thanks

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    Had another "Trans Program" warning so ordered the relays. Like a sheep following the flock I replaced the 2 relays today . Hope that is the cure.
    Still, I'd be interested to know definitely how/why these relays will help.

    TIA

    Jim

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    Default It won't be the cure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMI
    Had another "Trans Program" warning so ordered the relays. Like a sheep following the flock I replaced the 2 relays today . Hope that is the cure.
    Still, I'd be interested to know definitely how/why these relays will help.

    TIA

    Jim


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill R.
    It won't be the cure.
    Bill,
    You have had experience with the "Trans Program" and the replacement of the relays?

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    I made several threads/posts about my "Trans Program" with limp mode problem. Tried several "fixes" but bottom line is I changed out the Pulse Generator ($40 from stealer) in the transmission (remove pan and it is right there, very easiy job) and no more "Trans Program"!!!

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    i was able to throw a trans program instantly today, by unplugging the shifter lock solenoid.

    another place to look at before having a trans rebuild.
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