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P0286 Engine Trouble Code

Meaning of P0286 engine trouble code is : Theoretically you can drive for a few weeks or even months with a broken MAF sensor. You will notice a decrease in gas mileage and over time the car will eventually start stalling a lot. At a shop, the replacement cost is between $200-$300 depending on the car, but that's usually the cost of parts because the labor is relatively simple.

P0286 Possible Solution:

P0286 Engine

Disconnected, dirty or fouled spark plugs are common causes for engines that won't start. Spark plugs typically need to be replaced every season or 25 hours of use. You should also check that the spark plug gap is set properly. If your spark plugs look good, problems with your ignition system can also preventing a spark. These can range from a faulty spark plug lead, shorted kill switch or flywheel key damage.

P0286 Code Meaning :

P 0 2 8 6
OBD-II Diagnostic Powertrain (P) Trouble Code For Engine Intake Valve Control Solenoid Circuit Low Manifold Absolute Pressure/Barometric Pressure Circuit High Input Ignition/Distributor Engine Speed Input Circuit Malfunction Ignition Coil A Primary/Secondary Circuit 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.

P0286 OBD-II Diagnostic Powertrain (P) Trouble Code Description

P0286 OBD-II Trouble Code Code P0286 is triggered when the Engine Control Module ( P0286 code.

Reason For P0286 Code

The reason of P0286 OBD-II Engine Trouble Code is Manifold Absolute Pressure/Barometric Pressure Circuit High Input.

P0286 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.