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P1115 and P1116 Error Codes

The crank sensor on my car died out of the blue and when I tried to start the car, it flooded the system with gas. So I have replaced the crank sensor, put in brand new spark plugs, replaced the mass air flow sensor and the upper radiator hose. The car finally starts and runs relatively smoothly except at low speeds at which point it is jumpy. I still have the check engine light and am see error code P1115 and P1116. Anybody have an idea of (1) how to fix these codes and (2) why they came up in the first place? At this point, I'm going to take it to a shop to look at, but they have already said they are bewildered by the codes. Thanks!

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  • kmjcar Nov 29, 2012

    allobd2, thank you for the post and I realize what the error codes are. I just don't know how to clear them or why they came up in the first place.



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P1115 Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) Sensor Circuit Intermittent High Voltage/IAT - B Circuit High Input
P1116 Engine Coolant sensor out of range/ECT Sensor Out Of Self Test Range
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  • kmjcar Nov 30, 2012

    Thank you for the post. I realize what the error codes are. I just don't know how to clear them or why they came up in the first place. Any thoughts?



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SOURCE: I have a 2001 Mercury Sable the check engine light

Hi, this is an issue that concerns the coil pack on your engine. It is malfunctioning. and, i recommend testing to make sure of thsi issue.

Check for dirt, corrosion or damage on the terminals and repair as necessary.

Measure coil primary resistance between ignition coil pin 4 (B+) and pins 1 (coil 2), 2 (coil 3) and 3 (coil 1) .

Resistance should be 0.3-1.0 ohms. If resistance is out of specifications, replace the coil pack. If resistance is within specifications, proceed to secondary windings testing.

Coil 1-cylinders 1 and 5 Coil 3-cylinders 2 and 6 Coil 2-cylinders 3 and 4

Resistance should be 12.8-13.1 kilohms. If secondary resistance is not within specification, replace the coil pack.

You can jump this link below for a good look at a diagram of the coil pack.

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SOURCE: i Want to fix my error codes on my car but dont no

If you bought an after market EGR, they normally have different size orifices with them. If the correct diameter isn't used, it can give you the same error. The H02S11 refers to the first Heated Oxygen Sensor on bank 1. It can be caused by a leaky vaccuum line at the Mass Air Flow sensor or a bad PCV valve or PCV system hose.
Occasionally it will indicate a plugged fuel injector or low fuel pressure.

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SOURCE: recently had my smog done check engine light w 3

P0171 indicates a lean condition. The most common cause of this is a defective mass air flow sensor. Also check if any vacuum leaks.
P0174 OBD-II Trouble Code Technical Description

System Too Lean (Bank 2)
What does that mean?

Basically this means that an oxygen sensor in bank 2 detected a lean condition (too much oxygen in the exhaust.

Note: This DTC is very similar to P0171, and in fact your vehicle may show both codes at the same time.


P0430 means you're going to buy a cat. (And you'll have to fix the coolant leak.)Catalyst System Low Efficiency (Bank 2) .Also check O2 sensors .


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