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I had my 2002 Lancer go in for smoke and failed. The mechanic tested the sensors and found that on bank #1 it was not reading any voltage. So unable to get any reading fronm the sensor. What would cause this and how easy would the repair be?

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This is usually caused by a failed sensor. These are expensive (about $100) but easy to replace. You need a deep socket set for the repair. Just take the connector off the sensor and find the right socket to fit. It should be about 19mm. Turn the old sensor out and put in the new one. Rehookup the connector and that's all.

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Renew the lambada sensor ,i would love your tester to come to europe we put a probe up the exhaust ,WHY because his bit of kit wiould not read a europeon car for love or money ,they encrypt all the software

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I have 99 bmw 323i.i ran it hot and got prob fixed and now the eml and a triangle with circle around it comes on dash and car has no power.feels like it has a rev limiter.wats wrong with my car


have throttle body checked also the MDK throttle motor,
make sure that the dealer has followed service bulletin 12 07 99 for procedure to replace the MDK throttle motor
also have them check for codes,here are some codes,
it could be an expensive job,have them check everything,it is most likely the throttle motor,,throttle body is 600 if they switch it,dont let them do it without checking throttle motor,
codes,
MS41, MS42 and MS43 engine DME bmw codes...
• 1 Ignition coil Cyl 2
• 2 Ignition coil Cyl 4
• 3 Ignition coil Cyl 6
• 5 Fuel injector Cyl 2
• 6 Fuel injector Cyl 1
• 8 Air Flow Meter (HFM)
• 10 Coolant Temperature Sensor
• 11 Tank Pressure Sensor (EVAP System) or Radiator Outlet Temp (MS43)
• 12 TPS or Plausibility - Maximum Coolant Temp (MS43)
• 13 Plausibility- Radiator Outlet Temp
• 14 Intake Air Temperature Sensor
• 15 Plausibility - Cut Out Time
• 16 AirCon Compressor - PWM Signal or Plausibility Intake Air Temp (MS43)
• 17 Plausibility - Engine Coolant Temp
• 18 EWS Signal or Camshaft Sensor (MS43)
• 19 Activation VANOS Inlet Valve or Exhaust Valve (MS43)
• 20 "CHECK ENGINE" Light Failure
• 21 VANOS -Electrical Fault or Activation VANOS Inlet Valve (MS43)
• 22 Fuel Injector Cyl 3
• 23 Fuel Injector Cyl 6
• 24 Fuel Injector Cyl 4
• 25 Lambda Sensor Heater -Bank 1
• 27 Idle Control Valve - Malfunction
• 29 Ignition Coil Cyl 1
• 30 Ignition Coil Cyl 3
• 31 Ignition Coil Cyl 5
• 33 Fuel Injector Cyl 5
• 35 Aux. Air Injection System Relay
• 36 DME Main Relay
• 37 DME Main Relay : Delay
• 38 Clutch Switch -Plausibility
• 39 Brake Light Switch or Brake Light Test Switch
• 40 Brake Light Switch or Pedal Value Signal
• 42 Multi Function Steering Wheel- Plausibility
• 43 Multi Function Steering Wheel: Button
• 45 Multi Function Steering Wheel: Port
• 47 Temp Sensor -Downstream of Pre-Cat or Torque Limitation Level 1 (MS43)
• 48 DME Control Unit -Self Test 1
• 49 DME Control Unit or Torque Monitoring Level 2 (MS43)
• 50 EVAP Control Valve or Response Monitoring Level 2 (MS43)
• 51 Shut-off Valve -Charcoal Filter or Request Control Unit Reset (MS43)
• 52 Solenoid Valve -Exhaust Flap
• 53 Idle Speed Actuator
• 55 Lambda Sensor Heater -Bank 2
• 56 Ignition Current Feedback Resistor - Open Circuit
• 57 Knock sensor -Bank 1
• 58 DME Control Unit -Self Test 2
• 59 Knock Sensor -Bank 2
• 61 Lambda Sensor Heater -Bank 2 Post Cat
• 62 Aux. Air Injection System -Switching Valve
• 63 DME Control Unit or Ambient Temp Signal via CAN (MS43)
• 64 Plausibility - Ambient Temperature
• 65 Camshaft Position Sensor (Inlet MS43)
• 66 DME Control Unit
• 67 DME Control Unit
• 68 Tank Venting Valve
• 69 Fuel Pump Relay
• 70 DME Control Unit
• 71 DME Control Unit
• 72 DME Control Unit
• 74 AirCon Compressor Relay
• 75 Lambda Sensor Voltage -Bank 1
• 76 Lambda Sensor Voltage -Bank 2
• 77 Lambda Sensor Voltage -Bank 1 Post Cat
• 78 Lambda Sensor Voltage -Bank 2 Post Cat
• 79 Lambda Sensor Heater -Bank 1 Post Cat
• 80 ABS/ASC interface
• 81 MSR Signal -Active too Long
• 82 ABS/ASC Interface -Advance Adjustment
• 83 Crankshaft Sensor
• 90 Exhaust Temperature Pre Cat Conv - Bank 1
• 91 Exhaust Temperature Pre Cat Conv - Bank 2
• 92 Exhaust Temperature Post Cat Conv -Bank 1
• 93 Exhaust Temperature Post Cat Conv -Bank 2
• 94 Auxiliary Air -Air Mass Flow Sensor
• 95 Auxiliary Air Valve or Auxiliary Air Hose Blocked
• 96 Auxiliary Air Pump - Function
• 97 Auxiliary Air -Flow Rate too Low
• 98 Auxiliary Air -Flow Rate too High
• 99 Auxiliary Air Valve Jammed Open
• 100 DME Control Unit -Self-Test Failed
• 103 VANOS Error -Inlet Camshaft
• 104 VANOS Error -Exhaust Camshaft
• 105 VANOS Error -Position Inlet Camshaft
• 106 VANOS Error -Position Exhaust Camshaft
• 109 Throttle Valve Plausibility
• 110 Pedal Sensor Value Potentiometer 1
• 111 Pedal Sensor Value Potentiometer 2
• 112 TPS Potentiometer 1
• 113 TPS Potentiometer 2
• 114 Throttle Valve Final Stage
• 115 Reference Voltage -Voltage Regulator 1 or Throttle Pedal Adaptation (MS43)
• 116 Reference Voltage -Voltage Regulator 2
• 117 Plausibility -Pedal Position Sensor 1/2
• 118 Plausibility -TPS 1/2 or TPS1/Airflow Plausibility (MS43)
• 119 Throttle Valve Sensor -Mechanical Error or TPS2/Airflow Plausibility (MS43)
• 120 Plausibility Pedal Sensor or TPS
• 122 Engine Oil Temperature
• 123 Map Cooling Thermostat Control
• 124 Activation DISA Solenoid
• 125 Activation Electric Fan
• 126 Activation Tank Leak Pump Solenoid
• 127 Activation Pump Solenoid
• 128 DME/EWS Communication
• 129 CAN Signal SMG 1
• 130 CAN Signal ASC -Timeout
• 131 CAN Signal Instrument Cluster -Timeout
• 132 CAN Signal Instrument Cluster -Timeout
• 133 CAN Signal ASC -Timeout
• 134 SMG Intervention -Plausibility
• 135 Throttle Valve Re-Adaptation Required
• 136 Throttle Valve -Spring Test and Limp-home Position Failed
• 137 CAN Signal -Steering Angle Sensor
• 139 CAN Signal -Tank Level Sensor
• 140 Tank Leak Pump Solenoid - Reed Switch Open or Output Stage (MS43)
• 141 Tank Leak Pump Solenoid - Reed Switch Stuck Closed or Tank Level Sensor (MS43)
• 142 Tank Leak Pump Solenoid - Reed Switch Stuck Open or DMTL Module (MS43)
• 143 Tank Ventilation or Tank Leakage (MS43)
• 144 Fuel System - Large Leak Recognised
• 145 Fuel System - Small Leak Recognised
• 146 EVAP System Leak Detected (Small Leak) or Pedal Sensor Supply Voltage Pot 1 (MS43)
• 147 Pedal Position Sensor Potentiometer Supply Channel 1 (Pot 2 MS43)
• 149 Air Flow Sensor or Pedal Value Sensor Mismatch
• 150 Lambda Post Cat Bank 1 Max Limit
• 151 Lambda Post Cat Bank 2 Max Limit
• 152 Lambda Post Cat Bank 1 Min Limit
• 153 Lambda Pre Cat Bank 2 Max Limit
• 154 Lambda Pre Cat Bank 2 Min Limit
• 155 Lambda Pre Cat Bank 2 No Signal
• 156 Lambda Pre Cat Bank 1 No Signal
• 157 Lambda Post Cat Bank 1 Min Limit
• 159 Lambda Post Cat Bank 2 Max Limit
• 160 Lambda Post Cat Bank 2 (MS41) or Throttle Valve Stuck
• 161 Throttle Valve - Stuck
• 162 Throttle Valve -Control Deviation
• 168 Pedal Position Sensor Pot Supply 1 or MAP Cooling Thermostat Jammed (MS43)
• 169 Throttle Valve Output Stage Cut off after Fault
• 170 DME Control Unit -Self Test Failed
• 171 Plausibility - Throttle Valve
• 172 Pedal Sensor Potentiometer 1/2 Short Circuit
• 173 TPS Potentiometer 1/2 Short Circuit
• 174 Throttle Valve Potentiometer 1/2 Adaptation
• 175 Pedal Sensor 1 Adaptation
• 176 Pedal Sensor 2 Adaptation
• 186 Voltage Post Cat Bank 1
• 187 Voltage Post Cat Bank 2
• 188 Voltage Pre Cat Bank 1
• 189 Voltage Pre Cat Bank 2
• 190 EVAP -Reed Switch Open or Voltage Post Cat Bank 1 (MS43)
• 191 EVAP -Reed Switch Closed or Voltage Post Cat Bank 2 (MS43)
• 192 EVAP -Reed Switch Open
• 193 EVAP -Check Hoses
• 194 EVAP -Large Leak Detected
• 195 EVAP -Small Leak Detected
• 196 EVAP -Electrical Valve from LDP Pump or Barometric Pressure Sensor (MS43)
• 197 EVAP -Barometric Pressure Sensor
• 198 Cat Efficiency during Start -Bank 1
• 199 Cat Efficiency during Start -Bank 2
• 200 Lambda Regulation Bank 1 Pre Cat
• 201 Lambda Regulation Bank 2 Pre Cat
• 202 Lambda Regulation Bank 1 Post Cat
• 203 Lambda Regulation Bank 2 Post cat
• 204 Idle Control System -Idle speed not plausible
• 208 EWS -RPM Signal Error
• 209 EWS -Message Error
• 210 Ignition Feedback Resistor (ZSR)
• 211 Idle Speed Actuator -Mechanical
• 212 VANOS Bank 1 -Mechanical
• 214 Vehicle Speed Signal (VSS)
• 215 Lambda Sensor Bank 1 or ASC/MSR/EML -Interface not plausible
• 216 Lambda Sensor Bank 2 or EGS Position Signal
• 217 CAN bus error -EGS Signal not present
• 218 CAN module -Warning
• 219 CAN module -CAN Offline
• 220 Lambda Voltage Range Bank 1 Sensor 1
• 221 Lambda Voltage Range Bank 2 Sensor 1
• 222 Low Coolant Temperature or Lambda Sensor Control (MS43)
• 223 Lambda Sensor Switching Bank 1 Sensor 2
• 224 Lambda Sensor Switching Bank 2 Sensor 2
• 225 Cat Efficiency Bank 1
• 226 Cat Efficiency Bank 2
• 227 Mixture Deviation Bank 1
• 228 Mixture Deviation Bank 2
• 229 Lambda Sensor Switching Bank 1
• 230 Lambda Sensor Switching Bank 2
• 231 Lambda Sensor Switching Bank 1 Pre Cat
• 232 Lambda Sensor Switching Bank 2 Pre Cat
• 233 Catalytic Converter Overall Efficiency Bank 1
• 234 Catalytic Converter Overall Efficiency Bank 2
• 235 Lambda Heater Bank 1 Post Cat or Pre Cat Signal (MS43)
• 236 Lambda Heater Bank 2 Post Cat or Pre Cat Signal (MS43)
• 238 Misfire Cyl 1
• 239 Misfire Cyl 2
• 240 Misfire Cyl 3
• 241 Misfire Cyl 4
• 242 Misfire Cyl 5
• 243 Misfire Cyl 6
• 244 Crankshaft Interval Timing
• 245 Aux Air Injection System Bank 1
• 246 Aux Air Injection System Bank 2
• 247 Aux Air Injection System -Incorrect Flow Detected
• 248 Pre Cat Converter Efficiency -Bank 1
• 249 Pre Cat Converter Efficiency -Bank 2
• 250 Tank Venting Valve -Function
• 251 Tank Ventilation Diagnosis Error
• 252 Tank Ventilation System Vacuum
• 253 Activated Charcoal Filter Shut-off Valve Stuck Shut
• 254 Tank Ventilation System -Large Air Leak
• 255 Tank Ventilation System -Valve Stuck Open

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Runs rich, low gas mileage, smokes black with black splatters from exhaust


both o2 sensors are on the right side of vehicle if they are bank 1 sensor 1 and bank 1 sensor 2 ( S11 & S12) sounds like the o2 sensors may not be the problem. Possible restricted exhaust on bank 1 or a fuel delivery problem on bank 1. Have you checked the voltage readings on a scan tool for the sensors on the right bank ( bank 1) ? are they switching or are both voltages the same? If they are the same you will need a new cat converter.

Jan 21, 2014 | 1995 Ford F250

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Code p1659


ok , you scanned or Autozoned it, if latter?, fail you do.
did they write it down wrong?
the code must be told accurately, (im sure you know that)

this code needs honda only meanings, P1
Electronic Throttle Control System Control Relay Off Malfunction
blown 7.5a fuse #15?
baring a simple fuse.
read the FSM./
the FSM covers this code, what to do and to find which part is
bad , not guessing, the ECU cant tell you what part is bad or dirty.
it only tells you what tests failed.
read the FSM or take the car to any ASE certified Mechanic.
this car is Throttle by wire. technology. (a pain , the TSB proves it.)

ever heard of a TSB? all good mech read them first
here is one example, on topic. too.
quote: (look up you car, and YOUR TSBs, read them all)
http://autoproimportrepair.com/Honda_TSB.htm


MIL Comes On With DTC P1659 TSB 05-008
SYMPTOM
In cold temperatures, the MIL comes on with DTC P1659 (electronic throttle control system control relay OFF malfunction). PROBABLE CAUSE Moisture inside the throttle control relay may freeze. This would cause the relay to fail, storing DIG P1659 along with any of these DTCs: P0135: Rear Air Fuel Ratio (A/F) Sensor (Bank 1, Sensor 1) Circuit Malfunction, P0141: Rear Secondary Heated Oxygen Sensor (Secondary HO2S, Bank 1, Sensor 2) Heater Circuit Malfunction, P0155: Front Air Fuel Ratio (A/F) Sensor (Bank 2, Sensor 1) Heater Circuit Malfunction, P0161: Front Secondary Heated Oxygen Sensor (Secondary H025, Bank 2, Sensor 2) Heater Circuit Malfunction, P0498: Evaporative Emission (EVAP) Canister Vent Shut Valve Control Circuit Low Voltage. CORRECTIVE ACTION Replace the electronic throttle control relay, the air/fuel sensor relay, and the starter cut relay.


Nov 20, 2013 | 2005 Honda Odyssey

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2000 Ford F 150 Lightning. 5.4 supercharged. Keep


code p0171 refers to system too lean bank 1===causes --intake/ exhaust leak. AIR system---MAF?VAF sensor--fuel pressure/pump--injectors. HO2S
code po174 refers to system too lean bank 2===causes -intake/exhaust leak--fuel pressure /pump--injectors--AIR system---hose connection/s. You have ruled out the fuel pressure and pump so eliminate that from the causes. You have checked the o2 sensors so they can be ruled out. The MAF has been checked so rule that out. You are left with the AIR sensor and VAF sensor. and last the intake/ exhaust leaks. Check the gaskets on the exhaust manifold and the bolts are tight. Check for cracks in the manifold underneath. Check the cat converter for correct operation as that will affect the O2 sensor readings. Lastly if you have replaced any sensors with non genuine items they may be affecting the cpu checking processes and affecting the engine settings for economy. Ford and GMC have a mixture of OB2 and their OEM computer readings so you may have to talk with a ford service department to get that answer for 21

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P0421


Hi there:DTC P0421 - Warm Up Catalyst Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)


Basically this means that the oxygen sensor downstream of the catalytic converter on bank 1 is detecting that the converter is not working as efficiently as it should be (according to specs). It is part of the vehicle emissions system.


You will likely not notice any drivability problems, although there may be symptoms. The code may be more likely to occur after the engine has had numerous cold starts in the past 1-2 days.



A code P0421 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:



The catalytic converter is no longer functioning properly
An oxygen sensor is not reading (functioning) properly
A sparkplug is fouled up


Possible Solutions: Measure the voltage at the oxygen sensor on Bank 1 (the rear sensor, or the sensor after the converter). In fact, it would be a good idea to test each oxygen O2 sensor while you're at it.


One thing to note is that many vehicle manufacturers offer a longer warranty on emissions-related parts. So if you have a newer car but it's out of it's bumper-to-bumper warranty, there still may be warranty on this type of problem. Many manufacturers give a five year, unlimited mileage warranty on these items. It's worth checking into.


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Aug 22, 2012 | 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer

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Ihave the engine light i went to local garage for diagnostic.the reading tell control circuit low,bank 2 sensor 1 heater wiring.can anybody tell me what is the problem.


Yes, this refers to the heater inside one of your oxygen sensors. The computer is not reading current to the heater. The problem may be the wires or the sensor itself. The thing to do is to check for voltage at the sensor connector with the key turned on. This particular sensor is right on the front of the engine by the radiator. If the voltage is there, the sensor is probably bad. You can also test the sensor heater with an ohmmeter as follows:
TestingHeating Element
Before Testing any electrical component, inspect the wiring and connectors for damage. Also wiggle the connectors to ensure a that they are firmly engaged.
  1. Disconnect the electrical harness from each of the sensors.
  2. The white wires in the sensor connector are the power and ground circuits for the heater.
  3. Connect the ohmmeter test leads to the terminals of the white wires in the heated oxygen sensor connector.
  4. Check the resistance of the sensor, if it is not within 4-7 ohms, replace the sensor.



The picture below is the sensor on bank 1, by the firewall. The one you want (bank 2, sensor 1) is on the front of the engine.
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Oct 17, 2011 | 2002 Chrysler Voyager

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My 96 nissian maxima turns off when driving down the road i try to turn the key ,lights in dash on horn blows but will not startcould it be alternater ,or what how does the 02 sensor go by functioning ...


As of 1996,all cars sold in the US were required to have an OBD-II computer interface port.
You may want to go to Advance Auto Parts, AutoZone, or Pep Boys, and get a free read
of the code(s) that you computer may be posting to help with your diagnosis.

The code coming from your vehicle's computer may be one or more of:


P0130 02 Sensor Circuit Malfunction (Bank I Sensor 1)
P0131 02 Sensor Circuit Low Voltage (Bank I Sensor I)
P0132 02 Sensor Circuit High Voltage (Bank I Sensor 1)
P0133 02 Sensor Circuit Slow Response (Bank 1 Sensor 1)
P0134 02 Sensor Circuit No Activity Detected (Bank I Sensor 1)
P0135 02 Sensor Heater Circuit Malfunction (Bank 1 Sensor 1)
P0136 02 Sensor Circuit Malfunction (Bank I Sensor 2)
P0137 02 Sensor Circuit Low Voltage (Bank I Sensor 2)
P0138 02 Sensor Circuit High Voltage (Bank I Sensor 2)
P0139 02 Sensor Circuit Slow Response (Bank 1 Sensor 2)
P0140 02 Sensor Circuit No Activity Detected (Bank 1 Sensor 2)
P0141 02 Sensor Heater Circuit Malfunction (Bank 1 Sensor 2)
P0142 02 Sensor Circuit Malfunction (Bank I Sensor 3)
P0143 02 Sensor Circuit Low Voltage (Bank I Sensor 3)
P0144 02 Sensor Circuit High Voltage (Bank I Sensor 3)
P0145 02 Sensor Circuit Slow Response (Bank 1 Sensor 3)
P0146 02 Sensor Circuit No Activity Detected (Bank I Sensor 3)
P0147 02 Sensor Heater Circuit Malfunction (Bank I Sensor 3)
P0150 02 Sensor Circuit Malfunction (Bank 2 Sensor I)
P0151 02 Sensor Circuit Low Voltage (Bank 2 Sensor I)
P0152 02 Sensor Circuit High Voltage (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0153 02 Sensor Circuit Slow Response (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0154 02 Sensor Circuit No Activity Detected (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0155 02 Sensor Heater Circuit Malfunction (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0156 02 Sensor Circuit Malfunction (Bank 2 Sensor 2)
P0157 02 Sensor Circuit Low Voltage (Bank 2 Sensor 2)
P0158 02 Sensor Circuit High Voltage (Bank 2 Sensor 2)
P0159 02 Sensor Circuit Slow Response (Bank 2 Sensor 2)
P0160 02 Sensor Circuit No Activity Detected (Bank 2 Sensor 2)
P0161 02 Sensor Heater Circuit Malfunction (Bank 2 Sensor 2)
P0162 02 Sensor Circuit Malfunction (Bank 2 Sensor 3)
P0163 02 Sensor Circuit Low Voltage (Bank 2 Sensor 3)
P0164 02 Sensor Circuit High Voltage (Bank 2 Sensor 3)
P0165 02 Sensor Circuit Slow Response (Bank 2 Sensor 3)
P0166 02 Sensor Circuit No Activity Detected (Bank 2 Sensor 3)
P0167 02 Sensor Heater Circuit Malfunction (Bank 2 Sensor 3)

Note: "Bank 1" is the side of the engine with cylinder 1. "Bank 2" is the other side.

P0300 - Random/Multiple Cylinder misfire detected
P0301 - Cylinder 1 misfire detected
P0302 - Cylinder 2 misfire detected
P0303 - Cylinder 3 misfire detected
P0304 - Cylinder 4 misfire detected
P0305 - Cylinder 5 misfire detected
P0306 - Cylinder 6 misfire detected
P0307 - Cylinder 7 misfire detected
P0308 - Cylinder 8 misfire detected
P0313 - Misfire detected with low fuel


Maximas with the VE30DE and VQ30DE engines use a distributorless ignition system that is controlled by the Engine Control Module (ECM). The ECM receives a signal from the crankshaft sensor (the CPS - Crankshaft Position Sensor), and processes the signal based on inputs
from other various engine sensors, including the Oxygen sensor.
(this is the role of the O2 sensor in ECM operation).
Then the ECM sends signals to each of the individual coils in the proper firing order.
This system is more efficient than a distributor, and has fewer moving parts. The high voltage coils are directly attached to each spark plug, allowing a higher energy spark within the cylinder. A high energy spark means a faster, more thorough burning of the air/fuel mixture, which produces more power and lower emissions.


SECONDARY SPARK TEST - works for all cars, including Maxima.


1. Remove the spark plug.

2. Install the spark plug to the ignition coil/coil pack, then attach the coil wiring.

3. Ground the plug at a good ground location on the engine.

4. Crank the engine and check for spark.

5. If spark occurs, the ignition system is functioning properly.

6. If no spark exists, test the ignition coil/coil pack, power transistor and related wiring.

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HEI Ignition Spark test - works for all cars, including Maxima.

The next level test you may want to try is a HEI (high energy ignition) spark tester kit. Cost is
about $30 at most auto parts stores. Harbor Freight Tools sells a chinese equivalent for about $16.
Place the spark tester on each of the spark plugs, and watch as the little light in the tester will
light up each time the spark plug is fired by the computer. You can actually see weak or
intermittent sparking as the motor runs - you can tell by the relative strength of the light as
you compare the intensity and duration of the light across all 6 cylinders.

If your problem were the alternator (or its built-in voltage regulator), your battery would not be
getting a proper charge, and you
wouldn't be able to start the car after a drive, since the battery would have been drained during the
drive - normally, the alternator will both charge the battery and run all electrical
features of the car during a drive.

To test your alternator, place your DMM (digital multimeter) across the battery terminals while the
car is running - it should read 13.5VDC to 14.5VDC. With the car off, you can test your battery
voltage with the same DMM - it should read 12.65 VDC (for a fully charged battery).

Alternatively, you can take your car to Advance Auto Parts, AutoZone, or Pep Boys, and they'll
attach their "charging system tester" to your car and give your car a nice test for free.
I do this with my customers' cars just to get that nifty printout of the problem. Its nice
to show a vehicle owner somethng in black & white when I'm recommending a new charging
or ignition system component (some of which can be a bit pricey).

Jul 15, 2011 | 1996 Nissan Maxima

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2002 mitsubishi lancer code po421


P0421 - Warm Up Catalyst Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)
Basically this means that the oxygen sensor downstream of the catalytic converter on bank 1 is detecting that the converter is not working as efficiently as it should be (according to specs). It is part of the vehicle emissions system.

Symptoms: You will likely not notice any drivability problems, although there may be symptoms. The code may be more likely to occur after the engine has had numerous cold starts in the past 1-2 days.

Causes: A code P0421 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
The catalytic converter is no longer functioning properly
An oxygen sensor is not reading (functioning) properly
A sparkplug is fouled up

Possible Solutions: Measure the voltage at the oxygen sensor on Bank 1 (the rear sensor, or the sensor after the converter). In fact, it would be a good idea to test each oxygen O2 sensor while you're at it.

One thing to note is that many vehicle manufacturers offer a longer warranty on emissions-related parts. So if you have a newer car but it's out of it's bumper-to-bumper warranty, there still may be warranty on this type of problem. Many manufacturers give a five year, unlimited mileage warranty on these items. It's worth checking into.


hope this helps (remember to rate and comment this answer).

Jun 09, 2011 | 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer

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P0031, ho25circuit low, bank 1 sensor 1. sft b1 -3.91, ltft b1 .78, stft b2 -3.91, ltft b2 3.91. R&R ox sensor or what


Hello,
P0031 - Bank 1 Heated Oxygen Sensor No. 1 Heater Circuit - Low Voltage. That is what this code means.
DTC P0031 is set when Bank 1 HO2S No.1 heater current is less then .09 amps, or potential difference between heater positive and negative terminals is more then 13.99 volts while HO2S heater is on. MIL (The engine light) is illuminated when Engine Control Module (ECM) detects malfunction during 2 consecutive drive cycles.
Possible Causes are: - Bank 1 HO2S No. 1 heater circuit malfunction - Bank 1 HO2S No. 1 heater malfunction - ECM malfunction - HO2S heater relay

DTC Confirmation Test (Advanced/Intermediate Users): Ensure intake air tempature is 18f (-8c) or more, engine coolant tempature is 18-230f (-8-110c) and vehicle is at an altitude of 8000 feet or below, and barometric pressure is 75 kPa or more. Turn ignition off, connect scan tool and turn ignotion on. Using scan tool, clear DTCs. Start engine and run at idle speed for 5 minutes. Using scan tool check for current or pending DTC P0031.

Diagnosis & Repair Procedure (Advanced/Intermediate Users): 1. If engine system check has been performed, go to the next step. If engine system check has not been performed, do the system check.
2. Turn ignition off. Disconnect Bank 1 HO2S No. 1 4-pin harness connector. Bank 1 HO2S No. 1 is located in the left exhause pipe before catalytic convertor. Measure resistance between Bank 1 HO2S No. 1 pigtail connector terminal No. 3 (Green wire) and No. 4 (Blue wire). Resistance should be 5.0-6.4 ohms at 68f (20c). If resistance is as specified, go to next step. If resistence is not as specified, replace HO2S. After repair repeat DTC Confirmation Test (Above).
3. Disconnect HO2S heater relay. HO2S heater relay is located on the left fender well. Turn ignition On. Measure voltage between ground and HO2S heater relay socket cavity No. 3 (Black/White wire). Also measure voltage between ground and HO2S heater relay socket cavity No. 1 (Blue/White wire). If voltage readings at both measurements is 10-14 voltes, go to step 5. If voltage readings are not as specified go to next step.
4. Check for blown HO2S (15-amp) or IG COIL (20-amp) fuses. Fufses are located in the underhood fuse and relay boxc. If fuses are okay, check for open or short it to ground in Black/White wire between IG COIL fuse HO2S heater relay. If problem is found repair as necessary. After repair repeat DTC Confirmation Test (Above).
5. Turn Ignition off. Install HO2S heater relay. Dicsonnect ECM 30-pin harness connector C51-2. ECM is located under instrument panel, under glove box. Measure voltage between ground and ECM harness connector C51-2 terminal No. 4 (Green wire). If voltage reading is 10-14 volts, subsitute a known-good ECM, and repeat DTC Confirmation Test (Above). If DTC does not reset, testing is complete. If voltage readings are not specified, go to next step.
6. Check for short to ground in Green wire between Bank 1 HO2S No. 1 and ECM. If no problem with wiring is found, replace HO2S heater relay. If problem persists after repairs, subsitute a known-good ECM and repeat DTC Confirmation Test (Above).

I hope this helps and is what your looking for. Best of luck.

Nov 21, 2009 | 2003 Suzuki XL-7

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