Dodge Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Check the wiring to the sensor, the Orange wire should have 5 volts at all times, this is the 5 volt reference voltage. The Orange/Dark Blue wire should have 5 volts on the harness side when the sensor connector is unplugged. This voltage comes from the Powertrain Control Module (PCM). When plugged in, the normal voltage range is approximately 0.5 volts at closed throttle to 3.5 volts at wide open throttle. The Black/Blue wire should have 0 volts at all times; this is the sensor ground circuit. If the voltages are normal, then the problem will likely be in the harness or with connections. Test the operation of the cruise control switch. There is a condition where the cruise Multiplex circuit shorts to battery voltage and then causes the PCM to set these codes. The cause of this is usually a shorted clockspring.
Not likely but I am pretty certain this is the cause to your problem. It is a common issue on your vehicle. If the issue is not happening it will still not be perfect it will be less than 5 which means there is an issue but it drops far enough to cause all of your problems. Shorted clockspring is most likely the concern here.