P1543 Code:

OBD-II Diagnostic Powertrain (P) Trouble Code

Possible Cause

Common cause for P1543 is the valve is controlled by the PCM (or a similar controller) using inputs from sensors and other controllers in the controller area network (CAN). The CAN represents a communication bus that allows multiple microcontrollers.

Common Symptoms

  1. If the system wiring, connectors, and components appear to be in normal working order, connect the scanner to the diagnostic connector and record all stored trouble codes and freeze frame data
  2. If either the reference voltage or ground circuits are open, use the digital volt/ohmmeter to check for continuity (disconnect all related control modules from the circuit before checking circuit resistance or controller damage may occur) and resistance in all circuits
  3. A scanner (or code reader) and a digital volt/ohmmeter will be required to successfully diagnose this code. Virtually every vehicle (with an automatic transmission) produced since the mid-eighties is equipped with some type of computer controlled automatic transmission system
  4. If the code fails to immediately return, you may have an intermittent condition

Similar Problems

Transmission
IC Circuit High Voltage
A/C System High Pressure High Temperature

P1543 Troubleshooting

Having one of the signs of a bad gasket is usually not enough to prove a failure of a gasket, but multiple symptoms are most likely the result of gasket failure. It is advisable to have the vehicle driven as little as possible whenever the symptoms occur. Depending on the symptoms, either have the gasket replaced or repaired.
The cost of replacing a gasket usually varies from one mechanic to the other. Replacing a gasket is quite expensive in modern engines due to their location and the amount of labor that is required to replace them. P1543 OBD 2 code on vehicles with electronically controlled automatic transmissions, the 3-4 shift solenoid is responsible for actuating the hydraulic circuits to activate clutches or bands that change gears inside the automatic transmission.

How to turn off P1543 check engine light ?

There are two ways to turn off the check engine light:

A repair technician can do so once repairs have been made.
The OBD II can automatically turn it off when it fails to detect the problem after several diagnostic cycles.

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