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3.5L V6 VIN H Auto

Trouble Code: P0030



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

Possible Causes:



HO2S low control circuit is shorted to system power (B+)
 
HO2S low control circuit driver is shorted inside the PCM
 
HO2S is damaged or it has failed
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0101



MAF Sensor Signal Range/Performance

Possible Causes:



Base engine vacuum leak, PCV valve leaking or stuck open
 
Engine oil dipstick missing or not fully seated
 
MAF sensor signal or ground circuit fault or sensor has failed
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0116



ECT Sensor Signal Range/Performance

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: P0128



ECT Sensor Below Thermostat Regulating Temperature

Possible Causes:



Check the operation of the thermostat (it may be stuck open)
 
Coolant level is too low, or the coolant mixture is incorrect
 
ECT sensor signal circuit has a high resistance condition
 
ECT sensor is damaged or it has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0130



HO2S-11 (Bank 1 Sensor 1) Circuit 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 tracking (water intrusion) in the connector causing a short between the HO2S signal and heater power circuits
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0133



HO2S-11 (Bank 1 Sensor 1) 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 or it failed
 
TP sensor element broken (can cause false acceleration event)
 
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: 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 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 O2 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
 
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: P0201



Fuel Injector 1 Control Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



Injector 1 power circuit (B+) is open (check the power fuse)
 
Injector 1 control circuit is open between injector and PCM
 
Injector 1 control circuit is grounded between injector and PCM
 
Injector 1 is damaged or it has failed
 
PCM is damaged
 

Trouble Code: P0202



Fuel Injector 2 Control Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



Injector 2 power circuit (B+) is open (check the power fuse)
 
Injector 2 control circuit is open between injector and PCM
 
Injector 2 control circuit is grounded between injector and PCM
 
Injector 2 is damaged or it has failed
 
PCM is damaged
 

Trouble Code: P0203



Fuel Injector 3 Control Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



Injector 3 power circuit (B+) is open (check the power fuse)
 
Injector 3 control circuit is open between injector and PCM
 
Injector 3 control circuit is grounded between injector and PCM
 
Injector 3 is damaged or it has failed
 
PCM is damaged
 

Trouble Code: P0204



Fuel Injector 4 Control Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



Injector 4 power circuit (B+) is open (check the power fuse)
 
Injector 4 control circuit is open between injector and PCM
 
Injector 4 control circuit is grounded between injector and PCM
 
Injector 4 is damaged or it has failed
 
PCM is damaged
 

Trouble Code: P0205



Fuel Injector 5 Control Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



Injector 5 power circuit (B+) is open (check the power fuse)
 
Injector 5 control circuit is open between injector and PCM
 
Injector 5 control circuit is grounded between injector and PCM
 
Injector 5 is damaged or it has failed
 
PCM is damaged
 

Trouble Code: P0206



Fuel Injector 6 Control Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



Injector 6 power circuit (B+) is open (check the power fuse)
 
Injector 6 control circuit is open between injector and PCM
 
Injector 6 control circuit is grounded between injector and PCM
 
Injector 6 is damaged or it has failed
 
PCM is damaged
 

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
 
TSB 00-06-04-023 contains a repair procedure for this code
 

Trouble Code: P0300



Multiple Engine Misfire Detected

Possible Causes:



Base engine mechanical fault that affects one or more cylinders
 
Fuel metering fault (high fuel pressure or fuel 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 (a coil) that affects more than one cylinder
 
MAF sensor contamination (it can cause a very lean condition)
 
TSB 99-06-04-005B contains a repair procedure for this code
 
TSB 03-06-04-030 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 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:



Air leak in the intake manifold, or in the EGR or PCV system
 
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
 

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 Cylinder 3
 
Fuel delivery component fault that affects only Cylinder 3 (i.e., a contaminated, dirty or sticking fuel injector)
 
Ignition system problem (coil, plug) that affects only Cylinder 3
 

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 Cylinder 4
 
Fuel delivery component fault that affects only Cylinder 4 (i.e., a contaminated, dirty or sticking fuel injector)
 
Ignition system problem (coil, plug) that affects only Cylinder 4
 

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 Cylinder 5
 
Fuel delivery component fault that affects only Cylinder 5 (i.e., a contaminated, dirty or sticking fuel injector)
 
Ignition system problem (coil, plug) that affects only Cylinder 5
 

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 Cylinder 6
 
Fuel delivery component fault that affects only Cylinder 6 (i.e., a contaminated, dirty or sticking fuel injector)
 
Ignition system problem (coil, plug) that affects only Cylinder 6
 

Trouble Code: P0325



Knock Sensor Circuit Malfunction (Bank 1)

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: P0336



Crankshaft Reference 18X Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



CKP sensor signal circuit is open or shorted to ground
 
CKP sensor VREF circuit is open, or the ground (Low Reference) circuit is open
 
CKP sensor is damaged or it failed (check the crankshaft reluctor)
 
CKP sensor wiring routed close to spark plug wires (EMI/RFI)
 
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
 
TSB 87-65-22 contains a repair procedure for this code
 

Trouble Code: P0403



EGR Solenoid Control Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



EGR solenoid control circuit is open or shorted to ground
 
EGR solenoid control circuit is shorted to system power (B+)
 
EGR solenoid high control (VREF) circuit is open
 
EGR solenoid is damaged or has failed
 
PCM 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 pintle contains debris or plugged with carbon
 
PCM has failed
 

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 99-06-04-45 contains a repair procedure for this code
 

Trouble Code: P0410



Secondary AIR System Performance

Possible Causes:



AIR solenoid power circuit is open (check the U/H IGN fuse)
 
AIR pump is damaged or has failed (inspect air pump for water)
 
AIR system check valves and/or pipes are damaged or leaking
 
AIR system hoses or lines are damaged, pinched or kinked
 
Base engine problem (e.g., excessive exhaust back pressure)
 
PCM has failed
 
TSB 99-06-04-048 contains a repair procedure for this code
 

Trouble Code: P0412



Secondary Air System Control Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



AIR solenoid control circuit is open, shorted to ground or B+
 
AIR solenoid power circuit is open (test power from IGN fuse)
 
AIR solenoid is damaged or has failed
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0418



Secondary Air System Pump Relay Control Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



AIR relay control circuit is open, shorted to ground or power
 
AIR relay control circuit is shorted to system power (B+)
 
AIR relay power circuit is open (test power from IGN fuse)
 
AIR relay is damaged or has failed
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0420



Catalyst System Bank 1 Low Efficiency

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)
 

 
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