B0140 Renault Caravelle Diagnostic Trouble Code

B0140 Renault Caravelle code definition:
B0140 is a kind of OBD-II Diagnostic B-Body Diagnostic Trouble Code for Renault Caravelle.

B0140 Renault Caravelle is defined as Knock Sensor Circuit Range Performance (Bank 1 or Single Sensor). This refers to camshaft timing, which in this case is over-retarded. The spark should have a light tan color. If the sensor probe comes with white and chalky parts, this means it has been lagging between switching phases, and should be replaced.

Symptoms

Symptoms of a B0140 Renault Caravelle diagnostic trouble code may include:
  • Hesitation upon acceleration
  • Excessive exhaust leak
  • Rich or lean exhaust
  • If the DPF is not cleared the ECU will revert to the "Limp Home Mode" until the situation is corrected
Place of B0140 in engine

Possible Causes :

  • A large air leak at or near the number one oxygen sensor would also cause a lean mixture.
  • Faulty IMRC actuator relay (if equipped)
  • Some aftermarket accessories and performance modifications

Common Misdiagnoses

  1. Exhaust Gas Recirculation System Valve 1 Problem
  2. BBV Sensor Circuit Low Voltage Problem
  3. Transmission Engaged At High Throttle Angle Problem
  4. Cruise Inhibit Control Circuit Problem
  5. TFP Valve Position Switch-Drive Without Drive Ratio Problem

Repair Processes :

It should be pretty close to battery voltage (12 volts). If not, then this is the circuit that has the problem. Look for missing ground strap or a rusty ground where the fuel tank is grounded to the frame. Check for damage to the wiring harness connector. If the engine displays a miss and there wasn't a code, determine which cylinder is misfiring. If the exhaust manifold is visible, spay or pour a small amount of water on each cylinder exhaust port. Water will evaporate immediately on good cylinders and slowly on the missing cylinder. If this can't be accomplished pull the plugs and check the condition.

Process Tips

Diagnostic trouble code B0140 Renault Caravelle is not difficult to diagnose and repair. Thus, it always pays to have a qualified technician to look after your vehicle should this error code arise.

Diagnosing this code requires the engine to be in good running shape, without unmetered air entering the engine. If other codes that relates to misfiring condition, lean running or air entering the engine is present, then you must first fix those error codes before B0140 Renault Caravelle.

Fortunately, B0140 Renault Caravelle is a fairly common OBD code, meaning that it applies to all makes and models of vehicles made after 1996.

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