Definition of error code P and P – System too Rich (Bank 1 and Bank 2) . Read emissions expert information and diagnostics for fault code P and. Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) P Fuel Trim System Too RichDiagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) P Fuel Trim System Too Rich – United Kingdom | BBA. The fact that it’s throwing that code means that it’s trying and unable to adjust sufficiently to keep the air/fuel ratio correct. 2 is easy to check-.

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Is it rich only under load?

The vehicle may have trouble idling, especially when warm or when sitting at a stoplight. Ideally, the Long Term Fuel Trim should be close to 1 to 2 percent. I was about to order one, but then I read this from here:.

When p172 upstream oxygen sensor detects there are less than That was in relation to another issue, however it confused me enough to doubt whether buying a new oxygen sensor would in fact fix the problem! Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Duane 22 years of experience.

The oxygen sensor is reading incorrectly, and everything is actually fine. Got FIXD and found out it was a different issue. It is around a Hour Job. Ctc is a very effective “truth test” for any Mass Air Flow Sensor. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. When nearing low fuel, car will lose acceleration power, wheel will lock as well.

The ECU uses a number of instruments, such as the mass air flow sensor MAFoxygen sensors, and manifold absolute pressure MAP to monitor the air-fuel ratio of the engine. When this happens, dct computer knows that there is an improper condition in the control of the Fuel System.



13C-DTC P System too Rich

I was told that the oxygen sensor, the cam sensor and the fuel cap could be the problem. It is okay to drive a vehicle with P for a short period of time, but driving with this code for an extended period of time can overheat the engine and cause internal engine damage. When these adjustments become too large, a fault code is set. Was this cool or helpful? Before a P code is possible, the computer first ran a series of tests to validate the readings from the oxygen sensors.

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P0172 OBD Trouble Code

The error or the discrepancy will be detected the moment either of the time counters attains the highest value. Mechanical engine problems will cause a low MAP sensor reading because engine vacuum is low or erratic. Not enough air is coming in.

Check that your coolant temperature sensor and coolant thermostat are functioning properly see 0p172 3 and 4 of P Be sure to “Ohm check” the injector winding resistance as well in order to verify that it’s within specification.

The Internet leads me to believe that your ignition might be coil on plug, in which case dyc are no plug wires. Cost of diagnosing the P01772 code.

Pay special attention to the fuel pressure regulator and the fuel injectors. Post as a guest Name. How can 0p172 help? The engine won’t warm up, preventing it from going into “closed loop” fuel control. This particular ratio was chosen because it was discovered to have the highest power output but lowest fuel consumption rate. If other codes are present, they must be addressed first.

When you are driving behind a “rich” running car or truck, it can smell very bad, somewhat like rotten eggs, and make you feel dizzy. Wow, sorry its so big! I just saw the check engine light come on on my VW Passat B5.


Cleaning the sensor might hold off problems for a while, but eventually, the MAF sensor should be ftc. Immediately fixed my problem and conducted a thorough inspection, ensuring I was satisfied. In this case, the Air Flow Meter or Sensor is inaccurately reporting the real amount of air entering the engine.

I say “pop it in”, but O2 sensors are not the easiest to replace. P can be caused by a lot of things. CO pollution, which is poisonous and helps create ozone, is caused by vehicles that are running too rich. When it gets low, Valve cover and intake gaskets are all new.

Most routinely, the air-fuel ratio will be measured through the oxygen sensors calculating the amount of oxygen and carbon monoxide present in exhaust gases. Before we get into the main causes of P, let’s explore why this code matters. Guess we gotta find a new mechanic. So what should be added to the check list is the following items in terms of difficulty. Inspect the harness connectors for the following conditions: Check the MAP reading and then do a manual vacuum reading.

Is the engine in closed loop? If the Oxygen Sensor heater element only works intermittently—well enough to pass the readiness test, but fails once the car has been driven for a while—the vehicle will go into “open loop. When the computer determined the air-to-fuel mixture to be too rich, it then set the P code. It will show you the numbers Ben is asking about. With YourMechanic you can skip the auto shop altogether.