Avalanche, Sierra, Silverado, C&K Series, 1999-2005

4.3L V6 VIN X Std 2

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Trouble Code: P0193



Fuel Rail Pressure Sensor Circuit High Input

Possible Causes:



FRP sensor signal circuit is open between sensor and the PCM
 
FRP Sensor ground circuit is open between sensor and PCM
 
FRP sensor signal circuit is shorted to VREF or system power
 
FRP Sensor is damaged or has failed
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0200



Fuel Injector Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



Fuel injector power circuit is open (test ECM fuse in fuse block)
 
Fuel injector control circuit is open between injector and PCM
 
Fuel injector control circuit is grounded between injector and PCM
 
Fuel injector is damaged or has failed
 
PCM is damaged
 

Trouble Code: P0201



Fuel Injector 1 Control Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



Fuel injector 1 control circuit is open, shorted to ground or shorted to power
 
Fuel injector 1 is damaged or it has failed, or the connector is damaged
 
FICM (module) has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0202



Fuel Injector 2 Control Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



Fuel injector 2 control circuit is open, shorted to ground or shorted to power
 
Fuel injector 2 is damaged or it has failed, or the connector is damaged
 
FICM (module) has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0203



Fuel Injector 3 Control Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



Fuel injector 3 control circuit is open, shorted to ground or shorted to power
 
Fuel injector 3 is damaged or it has failed, or the connector is damaged
 
FICM (module) has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0204



Fuel Injector 4 Control Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



Fuel injector 4 control circuit is open, shorted to ground or shorted to power
 
Fuel injector 4 is damaged or it has failed, or the connector is damaged
 
FICM (module) has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0205



Fuel Injector 5 Control Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



Fuel injector 5 control circuit is open, shorted to ground or shorted to power
 
Fuel injector 5 is damaged or it has failed, or the connector is damaged
 
FICM (module) has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0206



Fuel Injector 6 Control Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



Fuel injector 6 control circuit is open, shorted to ground or shorted to power
 
Fuel injector 6 is damaged or it has failed, or the connector is damaged
 
FICM (module) has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0207



Fuel Injector 7 Control Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



Fuel injector 7 control circuit is open, shorted to ground or shorted to power
 
Fuel injector 7 is damaged or it has failed, or the connector is damaged
 
FICM (module) has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0208



Fuel Injector 8 Control Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



Fuel injector 8 connector is damaged, loose or shorted
 
Fuel injector 8 control circuit is open, shorted to ground or shorted to power
 
Fuel injector 8 is damaged or it has failed
 
FICM (module) has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0230



Fuel Pump Control Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



Fuel pump relay power circuit is open (test B+ from fuse box)
 
Fuel pump control circuit is open or shorted to ground
 
Fuel pump control circuit is shorted to system power
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0300



Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected

Possible Causes:



Base engine mechanical fault that affects one or more cylinders
 
Fuel delivery component fault that affects more than 1 cylinder
 
EVAP system problem or the EVAP canister is fuel saturated
 
EGR valve is stuck open or PCV system has a vacuum leak
 
Ignition system fault (a coil) that affects more than one cylinder
 
TSB 03-06-04-030 contains a repair procedure for this code
 
TSB 03-06-04-041 contains a repair procedure for this code
 

Trouble Code: P0301



Cylinder 1 Misfire Detected

Possible Causes:



Air leak in the intake manifold, or in the EGR or PCV system
 
Base engine mechanical fault that affects only one cylinder
 
Fuel delivery component fault that affects only one cylinder (i.e., a contaminated, dirty or sticking fuel injector)
 
Ignition system problem (coil or plug) that affects one cylinder
 
TSB 00-06-04-024 contains a repair procedure for this code
 

Trouble Code: P0302



Cylinder 2 Misfire Detected

Possible Causes:



Air leak in the intake manifold, or in the EGR or PCV system
 
Base engine mechanical fault that affects only one cylinder
 
Fuel delivery component fault that affects only one cylinder (i.e., a contaminated, dirty or sticking fuel injector)
 
Ignition system problem (coil or plug) that affects one cylinder
 
TSB 00-06-04-024 contains a repair procedure for this code
 

Trouble Code: P0303



Cylinder 3 Misfire Detected

Possible Causes:



Air leak in the intake manifold, or in the EGR or PCV system
 
Base engine mechanical fault that affects only one cylinder
 
Fuel delivery component fault that affects only one cylinder (i.e., a contaminated, dirty or sticking fuel injector)
 
Ignition system problem (coil or plug) that affects one cylinder
 
TSB 00-06-04-024 contains a repair procedure for this code
 

Trouble Code: P0304



Cylinder 4 Misfire Detected

Possible Causes:



Air leak in the intake manifold, or in the EGR or PCV system
 
Base engine mechanical fault that affects only one cylinder
 
Fuel delivery component fault that affects only one cylinder (i.e., a contaminated, dirty or sticking fuel injector)
 
Ignition system problem (coil or plug) that affects one cylinder
 
TSB 00-06-04-024 contains a repair procedure for this code
 

Trouble Code: P0305



Cylinder 5 Misfire Detected

Possible Causes:



Air leak in the intake manifold, or in the EGR or PCV system
 
Base engine mechanical fault that affects only one cylinder
 
Fuel delivery component fault that affects only one cylinder (i.e., a contaminated, dirty or sticking fuel injector)
 
Ignition system problem (coil or plug) that affects one cylinder
 
TSB 00-06-04-024 contains a repair procedure for this code
 

Trouble Code: P0306



Cylinder 6 Misfire Detected

Possible Causes:



Air leak in the intake manifold, or in the EGR or PCV system
 
Base engine mechanical fault that affects only one cylinder
 
Fuel delivery component fault that affects only one cylinder (i.e., a contaminated, dirty or sticking fuel injector)
 
Ignition system problem (coil or plug) that affects one cylinder
 
TSB 00-06-04-024 contains a repair procedure for this code
 

Trouble Code: P0315



Crankshaft Position Sensor Variation Not Learned

Possible Causes:



CKP sensor signal circuit has an interference condition (EMI)
 
Crankshaft main bearings worn or reluctor wheel is damaged
 
Crankshaft run-out is excessive or the crankshaft is damaged
 
ECT sensor not within the conditions for running the code test
 
Ignition switch is on, but the battery has insufficient voltage
 
PCM power disconnected with key on (erases learned values)
 
Debris that passes between the CKP sensor and reluctor wheel
 

Trouble Code: P0325



Knock Sensor Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



Knock sensor signal circuit is open, shorted to ground or power
 
Knock sensor ground circuit is open (i.e., not mounted properly)
 
Knock sensor is damaged or has failed
 
On modules with an integrated sensor, clear the codes and retest for codes. If the same code resets, the PCM has failed.
 

Trouble Code: P0327



Knock Sensor Circuit Low Input (Bank 1)

Possible Causes:



Knock sensor signal circuit is open, shorted to ground or power
 
Knock sensor ground circuit is open (check for proper torque)
 
Knock sensor is damaged or has failed
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0335



CKP Sensor Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



CKP sensor signal circuit is open or shorted to ground
 
CKP sensor ground (low reference) circuit is open
 
CKP sensor power circuit is open between sensor and the PCM
 
Crankshaft reluctor wheel is damaged or improper installation
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0336



Crankshaft Reference Sensor Range/Performance

Possible Causes:



CKP sensor signal circuit or ground circuit has a high resistance condition
 
Crankshaft reluctor wheel is damaged or improper installation
 
CKP sensor contacting reluctor, or crankshaft turns backwards if clutch out (stalls - M/T)
 
PCM has failed
 
Vehicle is running out of fuel
 

Trouble Code: P0341



CMP Sensor Signal Range/Performance

Possible Causes:



CMP sensor signal circuit is open, shorted to ground or VREF
 
CMP sensor is cracked or damaged (check the reluctor wheel)
 
CMP sensor signal wire is routed to close to the Generator, spark plug wires or any other possible cause of EMI/RFI
 
Reluctor wheel is damaged or the sensor is touching the wheel
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0401



Insufficient EGR Flow Detected

Possible Causes:



Base engine problem (e.g., a severely restricted exhaust)
 
EGR vacuum hoses damaged, loose or routed incorrectly
 
EGR passages or intake passages clogged or restricted
 
EGR solenoid valve is clogged (carbon), damaged or has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0404



EGR Open Position Signal Range/Performance

Possible Causes:



EGR sensor signal circuit is open, shorted to ground or power
 
EGR sensor ground or VREF circuit is open
 
EGR valve seat or valve pintle contains debris or carbon (inspect and clean)
 
EGR valve is contaminated, clogged, damaged or has failed
 
PCM has failed
 
TSB 01-06-04-043 contains a repair procedure for this code
 

Trouble Code: P0405



EGR Position Sensor Circuit Low Input

Possible Causes:



EGR position sensor signal circuit is open
 
EGR position sensor signal circuit is shorted to ground
 
EGR position sensor VREF circuit is open or shorted to ground
 
EGR position sensor is damaged or has failed
 
PCM has failed
 
TSB 01-06-04-043 contains a repair procedure for this code
 

Trouble Code: P0420



Catalyst System Low Efficiency (Bank 1)

Possible Causes:



Air leaks at the exhaust manifold or in the exhaust pipes
 
Base engine problems (i.e., high engine oil or coolant usage)
 
Catalytic converter is damaged, contaminated or has failed
 
Continuous engine misfire conditions, or weak or low coil output
 
Front HO2S or rear HO2S is contaminated with fuel or moisture
 
Rear HO2S is loose in the mounting hole (check it for a leak)
 
Front HO2S older (aged) than the rear HO2S (HO2S-12 is lazy)
 
TSB 81-65-37 contains a repair procedure for this code
 

Trouble Code: P0430



Catalyst System Low Efficiency (Bank 2)

Possible Causes:



Air leaks at the exhaust manifold or in the exhaust pipes
 
Base engine problems (i.e., high engine oil or coolant usage)
 
Catalytic converter is damaged, contaminated or has failed
 
Continuous engine misfire conditions, or weak or low coil output
 
Front HO2S or rear HO2S is contaminated with fuel or moisture
 
Rear HO2S is loose in the mounting hole (check it for a leak)
 

Trouble Code: P0440



EVAP System No Flow During Purge

Possible Causes:



Charcoal canister is loaded with fuel or moisture
 
Fuel filler cap is loose, cross-threaded, damaged or wrong part
 
Fuel tank, fuel filler neck or fuel sending unit 'O' ring is leaking
 
Fuel tank pressure sensor is damaged, disconnected or it failed
 
Fuel tank vapor line(s) is clogged, damaged or disconnected
 
Purge valve vapor line is clogged, damaged, or disconnected
 
Purge or vent solenoid power circuit is open (check the fuse)
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0442



EVAP System Small Leak (0.040") Detected

Possible Causes:



Charcoal canister is loaded with fuel or moisture
 
Fuel filler cap is loose, cross-threaded, damaged or wrong part
 
Fuel tank, fuel filler neck or fuel sending unit 'O' ring is leaking
 
Fuel tank pressure sensor is damaged, disconnected or it failed
 
Fuel tank vapor line(s) is clogged, damaged or disconnected
 
Purge valve vapor line is clogged, damaged, or disconnected
 
Purge solenoid or Vent solenoid has a small leaking (sticking)
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0443



EVAP Purge Solenoid Control Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



Purge solenoid control circuit is open or shorted to ground
 
Purge solenoid control circuit is shorted to system power (B+)
 
Purge solenoid power circuit is open (test the ENG1 fuse)
 
Purge solenoid is damaged or has failed
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0446



EVAP Vent System Performance

Possible Causes:



EVAP vent fresh air hose is clogged, kinked or restricted
 
EVAP Vent solenoid is contaminated, damaged or has failed
 
EVAP Canister plugged or severely restricted
 
Fuel Cap or EVAP Service Port leaking
 
Fuel vapor lines or purge lines damaged or leaking
 
FTP sensor is out-of-calibration, damaged or "skewed"
 
PCM has failed
 
TSB 02-06-04-037 contains a repair procedure for this code
 

Trouble Code: P0449



EVAP Vent Solenoid Control Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



Vent solenoid control circuit is open or shorted to ground
 
Vent solenoid control circuit is shorted to system power (B+)
 
Vent solenoid power circuit is open (test the ENG1 fuse)
 
Vent solenoid is damaged or has failed
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0452



Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor Circuit Low Input

Possible Causes:



FTP sensor connector is damaged or shorted
 
FTP sensor signal circuit is open or shorted to ground
 
FTP sensor VREF circuit is open or shorted to ground
 
FTP sensor is damaged or has failed
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0453



Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor Circuit High Input

Possible Causes:



FTP sensor connector is damaged, loose or open
 
FTP sensor signal circuit is shorted to VREF (5v)
 
FTP sensor ground circuit is open between sensor and PCM
 
FTP sensor is damaged or has failed
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0455



EVAP System Large Leak (0.080") Detected

Possible Causes:



Fuel filler cap is very loose, missing or the wrong part
 
Fuel tank, fuel filler neck or fuel sending unit 'O' ring is leaking
 
Fuel tank pressure sensor is damaged, disconnected or it failed
 
Fuel tank vapor line(s) is clogged, damaged or disconnected
 
Purge valve vapor line is clogged, damaged, or disconnected
 
Purge solenoid is not opening (it may be damaged or sticking)
 
Vent solenoid is not closing (it may be damaged or sticking)
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0463



Fuel Level Sensor High Input

Possible Causes:



Fuel level sensor signal circuit is shorted to system power
 
Fuel level sensor ground circuit is open
 
Fuel level sender is damaged, binding or not aligned properly
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0496



EVAP Canister Purge System High Purge Flow

Possible Causes:



EVAP charcoal canister is damaged or restricted
 
EVAP purge pipe is damaged or restricted
 
FTP sensor is damaged or it has failed
 
Purge solenoid is damaged (it may be sticking)
 
Purge solenoid valve has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0500



Vehicle Speed Sensor Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



Output shaft rotor is chipped or damaged
 
Output shaft rotor is not aligned properly with the VSS unit
 
VSS tip contains debris or metal shavings (an intermittent fault)
 
VSS positive (+) signal circuit is open or shorted to ground
 
VSS negative (-) signal circuit is open or shorted to ground
 
VSS is damaged or has failed
 

 
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