Catera 2000-2001

3.0L V6 VIN R Auto 1

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3.0L V6 VIN R Auto

Trouble Code: P0100



MAF Sensor Signal Range/Performance

Possible Causes:



MAF sensor signal circuit is open, shorted to ground or to B+
 
MAF sensor VREF circuit is open
 
MAF sensor signal circuit shorted to ground at another device
 
MAF sensor is damaged (it may be dirt or contaminated)
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0101



MAF Sensor Signal Range/Performance

Possible Causes:



Excessive deposits on the throttle plate or in the throttle bore
 
MAF sensor power or ground circuit has high resistance
 
MAF sensor is damaged or it has failed
 
MAP sensor is "skewed" (causes an invalid BARO signal)
 
Verify the oil dipstick is fully seated and oil filler cap is secure
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0110



IAT Sensor Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



IAT sensor signal circuit is open between the sensor and PCM
 
IAT sensor signal circuit is shorted to sensor or chassis ground
 
IAT sensor signal circuit is shorted to VREF
 
IAT ground circuit is open between the sensor and the PCM
 
IAT sensor is damaged or has failed
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0113



ECT Sensor Circuit High Input

Possible Causes:



ECT sensor signal circuit is open between the sensor and PCM
 
ECT sensor signal circuit shorted to chassis or sensor ground
 
ECT sensor is damaged or has failed (it may be open)
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0116



ECT Sensor Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



ECT sensor circuit has an intermittent high resistance condition
 
ECT sensor circuit has an intermittent grounded condition
 
ECT sensor is out of calibration or "skewed"
 

Trouble Code: P0130



HO2S-11 (Bank 1 Sensor 1) Closed Loop Performance

Possible Causes:



Air leaks in the exhaust system, intake manifold, vacuum lines
 
EVAP Purge system malfunction or charcoal canister problems
 
HO2S signal circuit is open between the sensor and the PCM
 
HO2S signal circuit is shorted to sensor or chassis ground
 
HO2S is damaged, contaminated or air reference hole clogged
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0131



HO2S-11 (Bank 1 Sensor 1) Circuit Low Input

Possible Causes:



Air leaks in the exhaust system, intake manifold, vacuum lines
 
Engine misfire condition present (look for P0300 series codes)
 
Fuel system too lean (possible low fuel pressure, water in fuel)
 
HO2S signal circuit is shorted to the sensor or chassis ground
 
HO2S is damaged (i.e., cracked) or air reference hole clogged
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0132



HO2S-11 (Bank 1 Sensor 1) Circuit High Input

Possible Causes:



Fuel system is too rich (fuel pressure too high, fuel pressure regulator leaking, or one or more fuel injectors sticking/leaking)
 
HO2S element is silicon, water or fuel contaminated
 
HO2S signal circuit is shorted to system power (B+)
 
HO2S signal tracking (water intrusion) in the connector causing a short between the HO2S signal and heater power circuits
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0134



HO2S-11 (Bank 1 Sensor 1) Insufficient Activity

Possible Causes:



HO2S heater is damaged or has failed
 
HO2S signal or ground circuit has a high resistance condition
 
HO2S signal circuit is open or shorted to system power (B+)
 
HO2S has failed (i.e., it is silicon, water or fuel contaminated)
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0135



HO2S-11 (Bank 1 Sensor 1) Heater Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



HO2S heater ground circuit is open or has high resistance
 
HO2S heater power circuit is open (test O2S fuse in fuse block)
 
HO2S heater element is damaged or has failed
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0136



HO2S-12 (Bank 1 Sensor 2) Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



Air leaks in the exhaust system, intake manifold, vacuum lines
 
EVAP Purge system malfunction or charcoal canister problems
 
HO2S signal circuit is open between the sensor and the PCM
 
HO2S signal circuit is shorted to sensor or chassis ground
 
HO2S is damaged, contaminated or air reference hole clogged
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0137



HO2S-12 (Bank 1 Sensor 2) Circuit Low Input

Possible Causes:



Air leaks in the exhaust system, intake manifold, vacuum lines
 
Engine misfire condition present (look for P0300 series codes)
 
Fuel system too lean (possible low fuel pressure, water in fuel)
 
HO2S signal circuit is shorted to the sensor or chassis ground
 
HO2S is damaged (i.e., cracked) or air reference hole clogged
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0138



HO2S-12 (Bank 1 Sensor 2) Circuit High Input

Possible Causes:



Fuel system is too rich (fuel pressure too high, fuel pressure regulator leaking, or one or more fuel injectors sticking/leaking)
 
HO2S element is silicon, water or fuel contaminated
 
HO2S signal circuit is shorted to system power (B+)
 
HO2S signal tracking (water intrusion) in the connector causing a short between the HO2S signal and heater power circuits
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0140



HO2S-12 (Bank 1 Sensor 2) Insufficient Activity

Possible Causes:



Exhaust leak present in the exhaust manifold or exhaust pipes
 
HO2S signal or ground circuit has a high resistance condition
 
HO2S element is silicon, water or fuel contaminated
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0141



HO2S-12 (Bank 1 Sensor 2) Heater Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



HO2S heater ground circuit is open or has high resistance
 
HO2S heater power circuit is open (test O2S fuse in fuse block)
 
HO2S heater element is damaged or has failed
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0150



HO2S-21 (Bank 2 Sensor 1) Closed Loop Performance

Possible Causes:



Air leaks in the exhaust system, intake manifold, vacuum lines
 
EVAP Purge system malfunction or charcoal canister problems
 
HO2S signal circuit is open between the sensor and the PCM
 
HO2S signal circuit is shorted to sensor or chassis ground
 
HO2S is damaged, contaminated or air reference hole clogged
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0151



HO2S-21 (Bank 2 Sensor 1) Circuit Low Input

Possible Causes:



Air leaks in the exhaust system, intake manifold, vacuum lines
 
Engine misfire condition present (look for P0300 series codes)
 
Fuel system too lean (possible low fuel pressure, water in fuel)
 
HO2S signal circuit is shorted to the sensor or chassis ground
 
HO2S is damaged (i.e., cracked) or air reference hole clogged
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0152



HO2S-21 (Bank 2 Sensor 1) Circuit High Input

Possible Causes:



Fuel system is too rich (fuel pressure too high, fuel pressure regulator leaking, or one or more fuel injectors sticking/leaking)
 
HO2S element is silicon, water or fuel contaminated
 
HO2S signal circuit is shorted to system power (B+)
 
HO2S signal tracking (water intrusion) in the connector causing a short between the HO2S signal and heater power circuits
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0154



HO2S-21 (Bank 2 Sensor 1) Insufficient Activity

Possible Causes:



HO2S heater is damaged or has failed
 
HO2S signal or ground circuit has a high resistance condition
 
HO2S signal circuit is open or shorted to system power (B+)
 
HO2S has failed (i.e., it is silicon, water or fuel contaminated)
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0155



HO2S-21 (Bank 2 Sensor 1) Heater Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



HO2S heater ground circuit is open or has high resistance
 
HO2S heater power circuit is open (test O2S fuse in fuse block)
 
HO2S heater element is damaged or has failed
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0156



HO2S-22 (Bank 2 Sensor 2) Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



Air leaks in the exhaust system, intake manifold, vacuum lines
 
EVAP Purge system malfunction or charcoal canister problems
 
HO2S signal circuit is open between the sensor and the PCM
 
HO2S signal circuit is shorted to sensor or chassis ground
 
HO2S is damaged, contaminated or air reference hole clogged
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0158



HO2S-22 (Bank 2 Sensor 2) Circuit High Input

Possible Causes:



Fuel system is too rich (fuel pressure too high, fuel pressure regulator leaking, or one or more fuel injectors sticking/leaking)
 
HO2S element is silicon, water or fuel contaminated
 
HO2S signal circuit is shorted to system power (B+)
 
HO2S signal tracking (water intrusion) in the connector causing a short between the HO2S signal and heater power circuits
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0159



HO2S-22 (Bank 2 Sensor 2) Slow Response

Possible Causes:



Exhaust leak present in the exhaust manifold or exhaust pipes
 
Fuel system is too rich (fuel pressure too high, fuel pressure regulator leaking, or one or more fuel injectors sticking/leaking)
 
HO2S element is silicon, water or fuel contaminated
 
TP sensor element broken (can cause false acceleration event)
 

Trouble Code: P0160



HO2S-22 (Bank 2 Sensor 2) Insufficient Activity

Possible Causes:



Exhaust leak present in the exhaust manifold or exhaust pipes
 
HO2S signal or ground circuit has a high resistance condition
 
HO2S element is silicon, water or fuel contaminated
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0161



HO2S-22 (Bank 2 Sensor 2) Heater Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



HO2S heater ground circuit is open or has high resistance
 
HO2S heater power circuit is open (test O2S fuse in fuse block)
 
HO2S heater element is damaged or has failed
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0171



Fuel Trim System Lean (Bank 1)

Possible Causes:



Air leaks in intake manifold, exhaust pipes or exhaust manifold
 
Engine oil cap loose or missing, oil dip stick not fully seated
 
Fuel control sensor is out of calibration (ECT, IAT or MAF)
 
Low fuel pressure (fuel filter clogged, pressure regulator failure)
 
One or more injectors restricted or pressure regulator has failed
 
HO2S element is contaminated, deteriorated or has failed
 
Vacuum hose is disconnected, broken, leaking or loose
 

Trouble Code: P0172



Fuel Trim System Rich (Bank 1)

Possible Causes:



Base engine "mechanical" fault affecting one or more cylinders
 
Excess fuel vapors in crankcase (the oil needs to be changed)
 
EVAP system component has failed or canister fuel saturated
 
Fuel control sensor is out of calibration (i.e., ECT, IAT or MAF)
 
Fuel delivery system supplying too much fuel during cruise or idle periods (e.g., faulty fuel pump, or faulty pressure regulator)
 
Fuel injector(s) is leaking or stuck partially open (one or more)
 
HO2S is contaminated, deteriorated or it has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0174



Fuel Trim System Lean (Bank 2)

Possible Causes:



Air leaks in intake manifold, exhaust pipes or exhaust manifold
 
Engine oil cap loose or missing, oil dip stick not fully seated
 
Fuel control sensor is out of calibration (ECT, IAT or MAF)
 
Low fuel pressure (fuel filter clogged, pressure regulator failure)
 
One or more injectors restricted or pressure regulator has failed
 
HO2S element is contaminated, deteriorated or has failed
 
Vacuum hose is disconnected, broken, leaking or loose
 

Trouble Code: P0175



Fuel Trim System Rich (Bank 2)

Possible Causes:



Base engine "mechanical" fault affecting one or more cylinders
 
Excess fuel vapors in crankcase (the oil needs to be changed)
 
EVAP system component has failed or canister fuel saturated
 
Fuel delivery system supplying too much fuel during cruise or idle periods (e.g., faulty fuel pump, or faulty pressure regulator)
 
Fuel injector(s) is leaking or stuck partially open (one or more)
 
HO2S is contaminated, deteriorated or it has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0201



Fuel Injector 1 Control Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



Injector 1 control circuit is open or grounded between the Injector and the PCM
 
Injector 1 power circuit is open (test for B+ from the main relay)
 
Injector 1 is damaged or has failed
 
PCM is damaged
 

Trouble Code: P0202



Fuel Injector 2 Control Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



Injector 2 control circuit is open or grounded between the Injector and the PCM
 
Injector 2 power circuit is open (test for B+ from the main relay)
 
Injector 2 is damaged or has failed
 
PCM is damaged
 

Trouble Code: P0203



Fuel Injector 3 Control Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



Injector 3 control circuit is open or grounded between the Injector and the PCM
 
Injector 3 power circuit is open (test for B+ from the main relay)
 
Injector 3 is damaged or has failed
 
PCM is damaged
 

Trouble Code: P0204



Fuel Injector 4 Control Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



Injector 4 control circuit is open or grounded between the Injector and the PCM
 
Injector 4 power circuit is open (test for B+ from the main relay)
 
Injector 4 is damaged or has failed
 
PCM is damaged
 

Trouble Code: P0205



Fuel Injector 5 Control Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



Injector 5 control circuit is open or grounded between the Injector and the PCM
 
Injector 5 power circuit is open (test for B+ from the main relay)
 
Injector 5 is damaged or has failed
 
PCM is damaged
 

Trouble Code: P0206



Fuel Injector 6 Control Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



Injector 6 control circuit is open or grounded between the Injector and the PCM
 
Injector 6 power circuit is open (test for B+ from the main relay)
 
Injector 6 is damaged or has failed
 
PCM is damaged
 

Trouble Code: P0218



Transaxle Fluid Over-Temperature (4L30-E)

Possible Causes:



ATF is low, contaminated, burnt or dirty
 
Engine or transmission cooling system has an airflow restriction
 
Transmission cooler lines are bent, damaged or restricted
 
Transmission internal failure (i.e., low line pressure, TCC fault)
 

Trouble Code: P0230



Fuel Pump Control Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



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

Trouble Code: P0300



Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected

Possible Causes:



Base engine mechanical fault or fuel metering problem that affects more than one cylinder
 
EVAP system problem or the EVAP canister is fuel saturated
 
EGR valve is stuck open or the PCV system has a vacuum leak
 
IC control circuit is shorted to ground (an intermittent fault)
 
Ignition system fault (a coil) that affects more than one cylinder
 
MAF sensor contamination (it can cause a very lean condition)
 

Trouble Code: P0301



Cylinder 1 Misfire Detected

Possible Causes:



Base engine mechanical fault that affects only Cylinder 1
 
Fuel delivery component fault that affects only Cylinder 1 (i.e., a contaminated, dirty or sticking fuel injector)
 
Ignition system problem (coil, plug) that affects only Cylinder 1
 

Trouble Code: P0302



Cylinder 2 Misfire Detected

Possible Causes:



Base engine mechanical fault that affects only Cylinder 2
 
Fuel delivery component fault that affects only Cylinder 2 (i.e., a contaminated, dirty or sticking fuel injector)
 
Ignition system problem (coil, plug) that affects only Cylinder 2
 

 
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