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P0261 Engine Trouble Code

P0261 Engine

When you check engine light came on code P0261 the reason should be Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light). However your vehicle's manufacturer may have a different definition for the P0261 OBD-II Diagnostic Powertrain (P) Trouble Code. So you should chech it on our car models.

When your car's 'P0261 Check Engine' light comes on, it's usually accompanied by a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach. The light could mean a costly problem, like a bad catalytic converter, or it could be something minor, like a loose gas cap. But in many cases, it means at minimum that you'll be visiting the car dealer to locate the malfunction and get the light turned off.

P0261 Code Meaning :

P 0 2 6 1
OBD-II Diagnostic Powertrain (P) Trouble Code For Engine Intake Valve Control Solenoid Circuit Low Ambient Air Temperature Sensor Circuit Low Injection Pump Fuel Metering Control 'A' High (Cam/Rotor/Injector) Glow Plug/Heater Circuit 'A' Malfunction

The poor running symptoms are consistent with a MAP sensor malfunction. In addition, in some cases, a bad MAP sensor will not throw a code. Again, the ELD code likely represents a separate wiring issue.

P0261 OBD-II Diagnostic Powertrain (P) Trouble Code Description

P0261 OBD-II Trouble Code Code P0261 is triggered when the Engine Control Module ( P0261 code.

Reason For P0261 Code

The reason of P0261 OBD-II Engine Trouble Code is Ambient Air Temperature Sensor Circuit Low.

P0261 DTCs may also be triggered by faults earlier down the line. For example, a dirty MAF sensor might be causing the car to overcompensate in its fuel-trim adjustments. As a result, oxygen sensors are likely to report fuel mixture problems.