P1762 - Gov Press Sen Offset Volts Too Low or high.
Yup. This type of fault code is usually set due to a wiring problem. There is a specific range of voltages a sensor can send. If it sends the wrong voltage, but within that acceptable range, that is typically due to a mechanical problem it is detecting the results of, and you will notice a symptom related to performance. The sensor will detect the condition, but it's working properly to be able to do that.
To send a signal voltage outside that acceptable range can only occur due to a break in that circuit. That break can be inside the sensor, but it is much more common to find loose or corroded connector terminals, cut wires, or corroded splices. This is why fault codes never say to replace a part. They only point to the circuit that includes that part.
To add to the misery, if the problem is caused by corroded connector terminals, as an example, replacing the sensor requires that connector be unplugged. The scratching action can form a clean area for the terminals to make a good connection again, for a few weeks or months. Replacing the sensor is not what solved the problem. Unplugging it and reconnecting the plug is what temporarily solved the problem. This is where some people become angry because they incorrectly assume the new parts are failing repeatedly.
Friday, March 31st, 2017 AT 5:35 PM