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It is about sensor try to clean it, or replace it

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First you might need to actually have your engine checked. However, here is the way to turn it off.

  • Remove the passenger's side dash liner.

  • Look for the round red connector with a single pink/red wire that is hanging free.

  • Turn on the ignition but do not start the car and then press the VCM button.

  • When the code displays, use a jumper wire to short the pink/red wire to ground for 3 seconds.

  • Turn the key off for 10 seconds and then turn it back on and check for any more stored codes.

  • If there are more use the same procedure to clear them.

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Either rich or lean exhaust has been detected and is causing the code to trigger. It could indicate a bad O2 sensor.

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Bad O2 sensor.

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    This is straight up an O2 sensor. Per Jaguar factory service manual, code 44 = bad O2 sensor on all XJ6 models.

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SOURCE: Check engine light VCM code "FUEL 14"?

my manual says fuel fail 14 deals with yourr coolant temperature sensor is no in operating range

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