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1.0L L3 - Std



1.0L L3 - Std

Trouble Code: P0106

Manifold Air Pressure Sensor Range/Performance

Trouble Code Conditions: Engine started, engine runtime over 1 second, and the PCM detected the MAP sensor was more 11.8" Hg during the test period.

Possible Causes:



MAP sensor source vacuum line is leaking or disconnected
 
MAP sensor source vacuum line is plugged at intake manifold
 
MAP sensor is damaged, out-of-calibration or has failed
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0107

Manifold Air Pressure Sensor Circuit Low Input

Trouble Code Conditions: Engine started, engine running in closed loop, and the PCM detected the MAP sensor was near 0.0" Hg during the CCM test. Note: The key on, engine off MAP sensor input should be near 2.9v.

Possible Causes:



MAP sensor 5-volt power circuit open or shorted to ground
 
MAP Sensor signal circuit is shorted to ground
 
MAP Sensor is damaged or has failed
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0108

Manifold Air Pressure Sensor Circuit High Input

Trouble Code Conditions: Engine started, engine running in closed loop, and the PCM detected the MAP sensor was near 29.9" Hg during the test period. Note: The key on, engine off MAP sensor input should be near 2.9v.

Possible Causes:



MAP sensor signal circuit is open, or the ground circuit is open
 
MAP sensor signal circuit shorted to 5v VREF or system power
 
MAP sensor is damaged (due to an open circuit) or has failed
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0112

Intake Air Temperature Sensor Circuit Low Input

Trouble Code Conditions: Key on or engine running, and the PCM detected the IAT sensor signal indicated less than 0.1v (Scan Tool reads over 302ºF).

Possible Causes:



IAT sensor signal shorted to chassis ground
 
IAT sensor signal shorted to sensor ground circuit
 
IAT sensor has an internal failure (it is shorted) or has failed
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0113

Intake Air Temperature Sensor Circuit High Input

Trouble Code Conditions: Key on or engine running, and the PCM detected the IAT sensor signal indicated more than 4.90 (Scan Tool reads less than -4ºF).

Possible Causes:



IAT sensor signal shorted to VREF or system power
 
IAT sensor signal circuit is open
 
IAT sensor ground circuit is open
 
Sensor has an internal failure (it is open)
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0116

Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor Range/Performance

Trouble Code Conditions: Engine running, and the PCM detected the Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor signal changed too much too quickly. Note: The ECT sensor should read 0.47v-0.78v at hot idle speed.

Possible Causes:



ECT sensor signal circuit is open (an intermittent fault)
 
ECT sensor signal circuit is shorted to ground (intermittent)
 
ECT sensor is damaged or has failed
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0117

Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor Circuit Low Input

Trouble Code Conditions: Key on or engine running, and the PCM detected the Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor signal indicated more than 302ºF (0.1v). Note: The normal range of the ECT sensor is from 0.47v to 0.78v.

Possible Causes:



ECT sensor signal shorted to chassis ground
 
ECT sensor signal shorted to sensor ground circuit
 
ECT sensor has an internal failure (it is shorted) or has failed
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0118

Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor Circuit High Input

Trouble Code Conditions: Key on or engine running, and the PCM detected the Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor signal indicated less than -4ºF (4.9v). Note: The normal range of the ECT sensor is from 0.47v to 0.78v.

Possible Causes:



IAT sensor signal shorted to VREF or system power
 
IAT sensor signal circuit is open
 
IAT sensor ground circuit is open
 
Sensor has an internal failure (it is open)
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0122

Throttle Position Sensor Circuit Low Input

Trouble Code Conditions: Engine running in closed loop conditions, and the PCM detected the closed throttle TP signal was less than 0.16v (less than 10% open).

Possible Causes:



TP sensor signal circuit is shorted to ground
 
TP sensor VREF circuit is open
 
TP sensor VREF circuit is shorted to ground
 
TP sensor is damaged (it may be shorted internally)
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0123

Throttle Position Sensor Circuit High Input

Trouble Code Conditions: Engine running in closed loop conditions, and the PCM detected the wide-open-throttle TP signal was more than 4.60v (more than 90%).

Possible Causes:



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

Trouble Code: P0141

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

Trouble Code Conditions: Engine runtime over 80 seconds, and the PCM detected an incorrect signal value at the HO2S heater circuit during the test period.

Possible Causes:



Main relay output (power) circuit to the heater is open
 
HO2S heater ground circuit is open
 
HO2S heater element has high resistance
 
HO2S heater element has an open condition
 
HO2S heater element has a shorted condition
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0171

Fuel System Too Lean (Bank 1)

Trouble Code Conditions: DTC P0107, P0108, P0135, P0137, P0138, P0141, P1128, P1129 and P1259 not set, engine running in closed loop, and the PCM detected the LONGFT value exceeded the calibrated lean limit value

Possible Causes:



Air leaks in intake manifold, exhaust pipes or exhaust manifold
 
One or more injectors restricted or pressure regulator has failed
 
Air is being drawn in from leaks in gaskets or other seals
 
O2S element is deteriorated or has failed
 
A "fuel control" sensor is out of calibration (ECT, IAT or MAP)
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0172

Fuel System Too Rich (Bank 1)

Trouble Code Conditions: DTC P0107, P0108, P0135, P0137, P0138, P0141, P1128, P1129 and P1259 not set, engine running in closed loop, and the PCM detected the LONGFT value exceeded the calibrated rich limit. Note: A high MAP sensor signal at idle can cause this code to set.

Possible Causes:



Leaking/contaminated fuel injector(s) or fuel pressure regulator
 
HO2S element may be contaminated with water or alcohol
 
EVAP vapor recovery system has failed (pulling vacuum)
 
Base engine fault (i.e., cam timing incorrect, engine oil too high
 

Trouble Code: P0300

Multiple Misfire Detected

Trouble Code Conditions: DTC P0107, P0108, P0131, P0132, P0171, P0172, P1128, P0335, P0336, P0505, P1128, P1129, P1259, P1361, P1362, P1366, P1367 and P1519 not set, engine running under positive torque conditions, and the PCM detected a misfire in 2 or more cylinders. Note: If the misfire is severe, the MIL will flash on/off on the 1st trip!

Possible Causes:



CKP or CMP sensor problem affecting more than one cylinder
 
Fuel system problem affecting more than one cylinder
 
Ignition system problem affecting more than one cylinder
 
Base engine mechanical fault affecting more than 1 cylinder
 

Trouble Code: P0301

Cylinder 1 Misfire Detected

Trouble Code Conditions: DTC P0107, P0108, P0131, P0132, P0171, P0172, P1128, P0335, P0336, P0505, P1128, P1129, P1259, P1361, P1362, P1366, P1367 and P1519 not set, engine running under positive torque conditions, and the PCM detected a misfire condition in one cylinder. Note: If the misfire is severe, the MIL will flash on/off on the 1st trip!

Possible Causes:



Fuel system problem affecting only Cylinder 1
 
Ignition system problem affecting Cylinder 1
 
Base engine (mechanical) problem affecting only Cylinder 1
 

Trouble Code: P0302

Cylinder 2 Misfire Detected

Trouble Code Conditions: DTC P0107, P0108, P0131, P0132, P0171, P0172, P1128, P0335, P0336, P0505, P1128, P1129, P1259, P1361, P1362, P1366, P1367 and P1519 not set, engine running under positive torque conditions, and the PCM detected a misfire condition in one cylinder. Note: If the misfire is severe, the MIL will flash on/off on the 1st trip!

Possible Causes:



Fuel system problem affecting only Cylinder 2
 
Ignition system problem affecting Cylinder 2
 
Base engine (mechanical) problem affecting only Cylinder 2
 

Trouble Code: P0303

Cylinder 3 Misfire Detected

Trouble Code Conditions: DTC P0107, P0108, P0131, P0132, P0171, P0172, P1128, P0335, P0336, P0505, P1128, P1129, P1259, P1361, P1362, P1366, P1367 and P1519 not set, engine running under positive torque conditions, and the PCM detected a misfire condition in one cylinder. Note: If the misfire is severe, the MIL will flash on/off on the 1st trip!

Possible Causes:



Fuel system problem affecting only Cylinder 3
 
Ignition system problem affecting Cylinder 3
 
Base engine (mechanical) problem affecting only Cylinder 3
 

Trouble Code: P0325

Knock Sensor (Rear) Circuit Malfunction

Trouble Code Conditions: Engine running for over 1 minute, and the PCM detected an incorrect signal at the rear Knock Sensor (KS) circuit during the test.

Possible Causes:



Knock sensor signal circuit is open (rear bank of engine)
 
Knock sensor signal circuit is grounded (rear bank of engine)
 
Knock sensor not tightened properly
 
Knock sensor damaged or has failed (it may be open internally)
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0336

CKP Sensor 'A' Circuit Range/Performance

Trouble Code Conditions: Engine running, and the PCM detected the Crankshaft Position (CKP) Sensor 'A' signal was missing for a short period of time. Note: This trouble code is usually caused by an intermittent fault.

Possible Causes:



CKP Sensor 'A' signal circuit is open or shorted to ground
 
CKP Sensor 'A' signal circuit shorted to VREF or system power
 
CKP Sensor 'A' is damaged or has failed
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0401

EGR System Insufficient Flow Detected

Trouble Code Conditions: Cold engine startup requirement met (ECT sensor less than 76ºF at startup), engine running in closed loop at 40-55 mph for 2 minutes in Drive (D4), followed by a deceleration period back to 35 mph with the throttle closed, and the PCM detected a signal from the EGR position sensor that indicated insufficient EGR flow during the test.

Possible Causes:



EGR valve source vacuum supply line open or restricted
 
EGR intake or exhaust manifold passages are restricted
 
EGR valve assembly or solenoid valve damaged or has failed
 
EGR constant vacuum control (CVC) valve is dirty or damaged
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0420

Catalyst Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)

Trouble Code Conditions: DTC P0137, P0138 and P0141 not set, engine running in closed loop at 40-55 mph for 2 minutes, followed by a deceleration period to 35 mph at closed throttle, and the PCM detected excessive activity in the Catalyst oxygen sensor (rear HO2S) during the test period.

Possible Causes:



Air leaks at the exhaust manifold or in the exhaust pipes
 
Catalytic converter damaged or has failed (deteriorated)
 
Front HO2S older (aged) than the rear HO2S (HO2S is lazy)
 
Front HO2S or rear HO2S is contaminated with fuel or moisture
 

Trouble Code: P0451

Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor Range/Performance

Trouble Code Conditions: Engine running, and the PCM detected the fuel tank pressure (FTP) sensor signal was less than the allowable range stored in the PCM memory (a calibrated range adjusted to current conditions). Note: The FTP sensor PID should be near 2.5v with the fuel cap off.

Possible Causes:



FTP sensor vacuum lines loose, damaged or disconnected
 
Fuel tank pressure sensor is damaged or has failed
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0452

Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor Circuit Low Input

Trouble Code Conditions: Key on or engine running, and the PCM detected the fuel tank pressure (FTP) sensor signal was less than 0.16v during the test. Note: The FTP sensor PID should be near 2.5v with the fuel cap off.

Possible Causes:



FTP sensor signal circuit is shorted to ground
 
FTP sensor vacuum lines loose, damaged or disconnected
 
Fuel tank pressure sensor is damaged or has failed
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0453

Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor Circuit High Input

Trouble Code Conditions: Key on or engine running, and the PCM detected the fuel tank pressure (FTP) sensor signal was more than 4.90v during the test. Note: The FTP sensor PID should be near 2.5v with the fuel cap off.

Possible Causes:



FTP sensor signal circuit is shorted to VREF or power (B+)
 
FTP sensor ground circuit is open
 
FTP sensor vacuum lines loose, damaged or disconnected
 
Fuel tank pressure sensor is damaged or has failed
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0500

Vehicle Speed Sensor Circuit Low Input

Trouble Code Conditions: Engine running, then the vehicle was accelerated to 4000 rpm in 2nd gear, followed by a deceleration period to 1500 rpm at closed throttle and the PCM did not detect any VSS signal during the CCM test. Note: The VSS signal should pulse from 0-5v as the vehicle moves.

Possible Causes:



VSS signal circuit is open
 
VSS signal circuit is shorted to ground
 
VSS signal circuit is shorted to VREF or system power (B+)
 
VSS is damaged or has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0505

Idle Speed Control System

Trouble Code Conditions: DTC P1519 not set, engine running at hot idle speed, and the PCM detected the Actual and Target idle speed values were too far apart.

Possible Causes:



IAC valve circuit open, shorted to ground or to power (B+)
 
IAC valve is damaged or has failed
 
Fast idle thermo valve is damaged or has failed (some models)
 
Throttle body is dirty or full of sludge
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P1106

BARO Pressure Sensor Performance

Trouble Code Conditions: Engine running in 4th gear, then accelerated to WOT, and the PCM detected the BARO sensor input did not change sufficiently within a specified period of time.

Possible Causes:



BARO sensor signal circuit is open or shorted to ground
 
BARO sensor ground circuit has high resistance
 
BARO sensor is damaged or it may be out of calibration
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P1107

BARO Pressure Sensor Circuit Low Input

Trouble Code Conditions: Key on or engine running, and the PCM detected the BARO sensor signal was less than a value in stored in backup memory.

Possible Causes:



BARO sensor signal circuit is shorted to signal ground
 
BARO sensor signal circuit is shorted to chassis ground
 
BARO sensor is damaged (it may be shorted internally)
 
BARO sensor signal circuit to the TCM is open or grounded
 
TCM or the PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P1108

BARO Pressure Sensor Circuit High Input

Trouble Code Conditions: Key on or engine running, and the PCM detected the BARO sensor signal was more than a value in stored in backup memory.

Possible Causes:



BARO sensor signal circuit shorted to VREF
 
BARO sensor signal circuit is shorted to system power (B+)
 
BARO sensor is damaged (it may be open internally)
 
BARO sensor signal circuit to the TCM is shorted to power
 
TCM or the PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P1121

TP Sensor Input Lower Than Expected

Trouble Code Conditions: Engine running, and the PCM detected the TP sensor input was lower than an expected value with the throttle wide open (<13.7%). Note: This trouble code sets if this circuit fails the rationality test.

Possible Causes:



Throttle plate is dirty, clogged, or it is binding
 
TP sensor circuit open or shorted to ground between the PCM and the TCM
 
TP sensor is damaged or has failed
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P1122

TP Sensor Input Higher Than Expected

Trouble Code Conditions: Engine running, and the PCM detected that the TP sensor input higher than the expected value with the throttle closed (>16.9%). Note: This trouble code sets if this circuit fails the rationality test.

Possible Causes:



Throttle plate is dirty, clogged, or it is binding
 
TP sensor signal circuit shorted to VREF or it is open between the PCM and the TCM
 
TP sensor is damaged or has failed
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P1128

MAP Sensor Value Less Than Expected

Trouble Code Conditions: Engine running at cruise speed, then back to idle speed, and the PCM detected a MAP sensor signal lower than the expected value. Note: This trouble code sets if this circuit fails the rationality test.

Possible Causes:



MAP sensor signal circuit shorted to ground (intermittent fault)
 
MAP sensor vacuum line bent or plugged at intake manifold
 
MAP sensor is damaged or it is out-of-calibration
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P1129

MAP Sensor Value Higher Than Expected

Trouble Code Conditions: Engine running at cruise speed, then back to idle speed, and the PCM detected a MAP sensor signal higher than the expected value. Note: This trouble code sets if this circuit fails the rationality test.

Possible Causes:



MAP sensor signal circuit shorted to VREF (intermittent fault)
 
MAP sensor ground circuit has high resistance
 
MAP sensor is damaged or it is out-of-calibration
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P1162

HO2S-11 (Bank 1 Sensor 1) Circuit Malfunction

Trouble Code Conditions: Vehicle driven for over 2 minutes, engine at hot idle speed, and the PCM detected an unusual voltage condition on the front HO2S.

Possible Causes:



LAF sensor signal circuit open or grounded (intermittent fault)
 
LAF sensor signal circuit shorted to heater power (intermittent)
 
LAF sensor may be contaminated or may have failed
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P1163

Lean A/F Sensor (Bank 1 Sensor 1) Slow Response

Trouble Code Conditions: Engine at idle speed, then accelerated to 55 mph for 5 seconds, then back to idle speed for 5 seconds, and the PCM detected the LAF sensor response time was too slow, or that the R-L or L-R switch rate was too slow during the HO2S Monitor test period.

Possible Causes:



LAF sensor may be contaminated or may have failed
 
Fuel supply system is too lean (exhaust leaks in front of LAF)
 
Fuel supply system is too rich (fuel filter is clogged or dirty)
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P1164

Lean A/F Sensor (Bank 1 Sensor 1) Range/Performance

Trouble Code Conditions: Engine speed over 1500 rpm in 4th gear in closed loop, then a quick acceleration to WOT, followed by a 5 second deceleration period with the throttle closed, and the PCM detected a problem in the LAF sensor response time, or that the rich-to lean or lean-to rich switch rate was too slow during the test.

Possible Causes:



LAF sensor may be contaminated or may have failed
 
Fuel supply system is too lean (exhaust leaks in front of LAF)
 
Fuel supply system is too rich (fuel filter is clogged or dirty)
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P1165

Lean A/F-11 (Bank 1 Sensor 1) Range/Performance

Trouble Code Conditions: Vehicle driven at an engine speed of 1500-2500 rpm at 45-60 mph for 2-3 minutes, followed by a deceleration period of 3 seconds back to idle speed with the throttle closed, and the PCM detected the LAF sensor signal was too high or too low during the HO2S Monitor test.

Possible Causes:



LAF signal circuit is open or grounded (intermittent fault)
 
LAF signal circuit is shorted to heater power (intermittent)
 
LAF may be contaminated or may have failed
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P1166

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

Trouble Code Conditions: Engine runtime over 80 seconds, and the PCM detected an unexpected voltage condition on the front HO2S heater circuit.

Possible Causes:



HO2S heater circuit is open or shorted to ground
 
HO2S heater circuit is shorted to system power (B+)
 
HO2S heater is damaged or has failed
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P1167

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

Trouble Code Conditions: Engine runtime over 80 seconds, and the PCM detected an unexpected voltage condition on the front HO2S heater circuit.

Possible Causes:



HO2S heater circuit is open or shorted to ground
 
HO2S heater circuit is shorted to system power (B+)
 
HO2S heater is damaged or has failed
 
PCM has failed
 

 
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