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1.9L L4 - Auto

Trouble Code: P0100



Mass or Volume Air Flow Circuit -A- Conditions

Possible Causes:



Mass air flow (MAF) sensor has failed or is damaged
 
Signal and ground wires of Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor has short circuited
 

Trouble Code: P0101



Mass or Volume Air Flow Circuit Range/Performance Conditions

Possible Causes:



Mass air flow (MAF) sensor has failed or is damaged
 
Signal and ground wires of Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor has short circuited
 

Trouble Code: P0111



Intake Air Temperature Sensor Circuit Low Input

Possible Causes:



IAT sensor signal circuit is grounded (check wiring & connector)
 
Resistance value between sockets 33 and 36 out of range
 
IAT sensor has an open circuit
 
IAT sensor is damaged or it has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0116



ECT Sensor Signal Range/Performance

Possible Causes:



Check for low coolant level or incorrect coolant mixture
 
DME detects a short circuit wiring in the ECT
 
CHT sensor is out-of-calibration or it has failed
 
ECT sensor is out-of-calibration or it has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0120



Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor (A) Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



TP sensor signal circuit is open (inspect wiring & connector)
 
TP sensor signal circuit is shorted to ground
 
TP sensor or module is damaged or it has failed
 
Throttle valve is damaged or dirty
 
Throttle valve control module is faulty
 

Trouble Code: P0125



ECT Sensor Insufficient for Closed Loop Fuel Control

Possible Causes:



Check for low coolant level or incorrect coolant mixture
 
DME detects a short circuit wiring in the ECT
 
CHT sensor is out-of-calibration or it has failed
 
ECT sensor is out-of-calibration or it has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0130



O2 Sensor Circuit Bank 1 Sensor 1

Possible Causes:



Oxygen sensor heater for oxygen sensor (HO2S) before catalytic converter is faulty
 
HO2S is contaminated (due to presence of silicone in fuel)
 
HO2S signal and ground circuit wires crossed in wiring harness
 
HO2S signal circuit is shorted to sensor or chassis ground
 
HO2S element before the catalytic converter has failed (internal short condition)
 
Leaks present in the exhaust manifold or exhaust pipes
 

Trouble Code: P0133



HO2S (Bank 1 Sensor 1) Circuit Slow Response

Possible Causes:



HO2S before the three-way catalytic converter is contaminated (due to presence of silicone in fuel); Run the engine for three minutes at 3500rpm as a self-cleaning effect
 
HO2S signal circuit open
 
Leaks present in the exhaust manifold or exhaust pipes
 
HO2S is damaged or has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0134



HO2S (Bank 1 Sensor 1) Circuit No Activity

Possible Causes:



Leaks present in the exhaust manifold or exhaust pipes
 
HO2S signal wire and ground wire crossed in connector (voltage jumps)
 
HO2S element is fuel contaminated or has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0135



HO2S (Bank 1 Sensor 1) Heater Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



HO2S heater power circuit is open or heater ground circuit open
 
HO2S signal tracking (due to oil or moisture in the connector)
 
HO2S is damaged or has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0136



HO2S (Bank 1 Sensor 2) Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



Leaks present in the exhaust manifold or exhaust pipes
 
HO2S signal wire and ground wire crossed in connector
 
HO2S element is fuel contaminated or has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0141



HO2S (Bank 1 Sensor 2) Malfunction

Possible Causes:



Leaks present in the exhaust manifold or exhaust pipes
 
HO2S signal wire and ground wire crossed in connector
 
HO2S element is fuel contaminated or has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0150



HO2S (Bank 2 Sensor 1) Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



Leaks present in the exhaust manifold or exhaust pipes
 
HO2S signal wire and ground wire crossed in connector
 
HO2S element is fuel contaminated or has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0153



HO2S (Bank 2 Sensor 1) Circuit Slow Response

Possible Causes:



HO2S is contaminated (due to presence of silicone in fuel)
 
Leaks present in the exhaust manifold or exhaust pipes
 
HO2S is damaged or has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0154



HO2S (Bank 2 Sensor 1) Circuit No Activity

Possible Causes:



Leaks present in the exhaust manifold or exhaust pipes
 
HO2S signal wire and ground wire crossed in connector
 
HO2S element is fuel contaminated or has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0155



HO2S (Bank 2 Sensor 1) Heater Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



HO2S heater power circuit is open
 
HO2S heater ground circuit is open
 
HO2S signal tracking (due to oil or moisture in the connector)
 
HO2S is damaged or has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0156



HO2S (Bank 2 Sensor 2) Circuit No Activity

Possible Causes:



Leaks present in the exhaust manifold or exhaust pipes
 
HO2S signal wire and ground wire crossed in connector
 
HO2S element is fuel contaminated or has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0161



HO2S (Bank 2 Sensor 2) Heater Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



HO2S heater power circuit or the heater ground circuit is open
 
HO2S signal tracking (due to oil or moisture in the connector)
 
HO2S has failed, or the DME has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0170



Fuel System Malfunction (Cylinder Bank 1)

Possible Causes:



Air leaks after the MAF sensor, or leaks in the PCV system
 
Exhaust leaks before or near where the HO2S is mounted
 
Fuel injector(s) restricted or not supplying enough fuel
 
Fuel system not supplying enough fuel during high fuel demand conditions (e.g., the fuel pump may not supply enough fuel)
 
Leaking EGR gasket, or leaking EGR valve diaphragm
 
MAF sensor dirty (causes DME to underestimate airflow)
 
Vehicle running out of fuel or engine oil dip stick not seated
 

Trouble Code: P0173



Fuel System Malfunction (Cylinder Bank 1)

Possible Causes:



Air leaks after the MAF sensor, or leaks in the PCV system
 
Exhaust leaks before or near where the HO2S is mounted
 
Fuel injector(s) restricted or not supplying enough fuel
 
Fuel system not supplying enough fuel during high fuel demand conditions (e.g., the fuel pump may not supply enough fuel)
 
Leaking EGR gasket, or leaking EGR valve diaphragm
 
MAF sensor dirty (causes DME to underestimate airflow)
 
Vehicle running out of fuel or engine oil dip stick not seated
 

Trouble Code: P0201



Cylinder 1 Injector Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



Injector 1 connector is damaged, open or shorted
 
Injector 1 control circuit is open, shorted to ground or to power
 
(the injector driver circuit may be damaged)
 

Trouble Code: P0202



Cylinder 2 Injector Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



Injector 2 connector is damaged, open or shorted
 
Injector 2 control circuit is open, shorted to ground or to power
 
(the injector driver circuit may be damaged)
 

Trouble Code: P0203



Cylinder 3 Injector Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



Injector 3 connector is damaged, open or shorted
 
Injector 3 control circuit is open, shorted to ground or to power
 
(the injector driver circuit may be damaged)
 

Trouble Code: P0204



Cylinder 4 Injector Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



Injector 4 connector is damaged, open or shorted
 
Injector 4 control circuit is open, shorted to ground or to power
 
(the injector driver circuit may be damaged)
 

Trouble Code: P0205



Cylinder 5 Injector Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



Injector 5 connector is damaged, open or shorted
 
Injector 5 control circuit is open, shorted to ground or to power
 
(the injector driver circuit may be damaged)
 

Trouble Code: P0206



Cylinder 6 Injector Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



Injector 6 connector is damaged, open or shorted
 
Injector 6 control circuit is open, shorted to ground or to power
 
(the injector driver circuit may be damaged)
 

Trouble Code: P0300



Random/Multiple Misfire Detected

Possible Causes:



Fuel metering fault that affects two or more cylinders
 
Fuel pressure too low or too high, fuel supply contaminated
 
EVAP system problem or the EVAP canister is fuel saturated
 
EGR valve is stuck open or the PCV system has a vacuum leak
 
Ignition system fault (coil, plugs) affecting two or more cylinders
 
MAF sensor contamination (it can cause a very lean condition)
 
Vehicle driven while very low on fuel (less than 1/8 of a tank)
 

Trouble Code: P0301



Cylinder Number 1 Misfire Detected

Possible Causes:



Air leak in the intake manifold, or in the EGR or DME system
 
Base engine mechanical problem
 
Fuel delivery component problem (i.e., a contaminated, dirty or sticking fuel injector)
 
Fuel pump relay defective
 
Ignition coil fuses have failed
 
Ignition system problem (dirty damaged coil or plug)
 
Engine speed (RPM) sensor has failed
 
Camshaft position sensors have failed
 
Ignition coil is faulty
 
Spark plugs are not working properly or are not gapped properly
 

Trouble Code: P0302



Cylinder Number 2 Misfire Detected

Possible Causes:



Air leak in the intake manifold, or in the EGR or DME system
 
Base engine mechanical problem
 
Fuel delivery component problem (i.e., a contaminated, dirty or sticking fuel injector)
 
Fuel pump relay defective
 
Ignition coil fuses have failed
 
Ignition system problem (dirty damaged coil or plug)
 
Engine speed (RPM) sensor has failed
 
Camshaft position sensors have failed
 
Ignition coil is faulty
 
Spark plugs are not working properly or are not gapped properly
 

Trouble Code: P0303



Cylinder Number 3 Misfire Detected

Possible Causes:



Air leak in the intake manifold, or in the EGR or DME system
 
Base engine mechanical problem
 
Fuel delivery component problem (i.e., a contaminated, dirty or sticking fuel injector)
 
Fuel pump relay defective
 
Ignition coil fuses have failed
 
Ignition system problem (dirty damaged coil or plug)
 
Engine speed (RPM) sensor has failed
 
Camshaft position sensors have failed
 
Ignition coil is faulty
 
Spark plugs are not working properly or are not gapped properly
 

Trouble Code: P0304



Cylinder Number 4 Misfire Detected

Possible Causes:



Air leak in the intake manifold, or in the EGR or DME system
 
Base engine mechanical problem
 
Fuel delivery component problem (i.e., a contaminated, dirty or sticking fuel injector)
 
Fuel pump relay defective
 
Ignition coil fuses have failed
 
Ignition system problem (dirty damaged coil or plug)
 
Engine speed (RPM) sensor has failed
 
Camshaft position sensors have failed
 
Ignition coil is faulty
 
Spark plugs are not working properly or are not gapped properly
 

Trouble Code: P0305



Cylinder Number 5 Misfire Detected

Possible Causes:



Air leak in the intake manifold, or in the EGR or DME system
 
Base engine mechanical problem
 
Fuel delivery component problem (i.e., a contaminated, dirty or sticking fuel injector)
 
Fuel pump relay defective
 
Ignition coil fuses have failed
 
Ignition system problem (dirty damaged coil or plug)
 
Engine speed (RPM) sensor has failed
 
Camshaft position sensors have failed
 
Ignition coil is faulty
 
Spark plugs are not working properly or are not gapped properly
 

Trouble Code: P0306



Cylinder Number 6 Misfire Detected

Possible Causes:



Air leak in the intake manifold, or in the EGR or DME system
 
Base engine mechanical problem
 
Fuel delivery component problem (i.e., a contaminated, dirty or sticking fuel injector)
 
Fuel pump relay defective
 
Ignition coil fuses have failed
 
Ignition system problem (dirty damaged coil or plug)
 
Engine speed (RPM) sensor has failed
 
Camshaft position sensors have failed
 
Ignition coil is faulty
 
Spark plugs are not working properly or are not gapped properly
 

Trouble Code: P0307



Cylinder Number 7 Misfire Detected

Possible Causes:



Air leak in the intake manifold, or in the EGR or DME system
 
Base engine mechanical problem
 
Fuel delivery component problem (i.e., a contaminated, dirty or sticking fuel injector)
 
Fuel pump relay defective
 
Ignition coil fuses have failed
 
Ignition system problem (dirty damaged coil or plug)
 
Engine speed (RPM) sensor has failed
 
Camshaft position sensors have failed
 
Ignition coil is faulty
 
Spark plugs are not working properly or are not gapped properly
 

Trouble Code: P0308



Cylinder Number 8 Misfire Detected

Possible Causes:



Air leak in the intake manifold, or in the EGR or DME system
 
Base engine mechanical problem
 
Fuel delivery component problem (i.e., a contaminated, dirty or sticking fuel injector)
 
Fuel pump relay defective
 
Ignition coil fuses have failed
 
Ignition system problem (dirty damaged coil or plug)
 
Engine speed (RPM) sensor has failed
 
Camshaft position sensors have failed
 
Ignition coil is faulty
 
Spark plugs are not working properly or are not gapped properly
 

Trouble Code: P0325



Knock Sensor 1 Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



Knock sensor circuit is open
 
Knock sensor is loose (tighten to 20 NM)
 
Contact between the knock sensor and cylinder block is dirty, corroded or greasy
 
Knock sensor circuit is shorted to ground, or shorted to power
 
Knock sensor is damaged or it has failed
 
Wrong kind of fuel used
 
A component in the engine compartment is loose or not properly secured
 

Trouble Code: P0335



Camshaft Position Sensor -A- Circ Malfunction

Possible Causes:



CMP sensor circuit is open or shorted to ground
 
CMP sensor circuit is shorted to power
 
CMP sensor ground (return) circuit is open
 
CMP sensor installation incorrect (Hall-effect type)
 
CMP sensor is damaged or CMP sensor shielding damaged
 

Trouble Code: P0340



Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



CMP sensor circuit is open or shorted to ground
 
CMP sensor circuit is shorted to power
 
CMP sensor ground (return) circuit is open
 
CMP sensor installation incorrect (Hall-effect type)
 
CMP sensor is damaged or CMP sensor shielding damaged
 
CMP sensor has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0412



Secondary Air Injection Solenoid Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



AIR solenoid power circuit (B+) is open (check dedicated fuse)
 
AIR bypass solenoid control circuit is open or shorted to ground
 
AIR diverter solenoid control circuit open or shorted to ground
 
AIR pump control circuit is open or shorted to ground
 
Check valve (one or more) is damaged or leaking
 
Solid State relay is damaged or it has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0420



Catalyst System Efficiency (Bank 1) Below Threshold

Possible Causes:



Air leaks at the exhaust manifold or in the exhaust pipes
 
Catalytic converter is damaged, contaminated or it has failed
 
ECT/CHT sensor has lost its calibration (the signal is incorrect)
 
Engine cylinders misfiring, or the ignition timing is over retarded
 
Engine oil is contaminated
 
Front HO2S or rear HO2S is contaminated with fuel or moisture
 
Front HO2S and/or the rear HO2S is loose in the mounting hole
 
Front HO2S much older than the rear HO2S (HO2S-11 is lazy)
 
Fuel system pressure is too high (check the pressure regulator)
 
Rear HO2S wires improperly connected or the HO2S has failed
 

 
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