C0021 ZAZ 968 Diagnostic Trouble Code

C0021 ZAZ 968 code definition:
C0021 is a kind of OBD-II Diagnostic C-Chassis Diagnostic Trouble Code for ZAZ 968.

C0021 ZAZ 968 is defined as Ignition Coil B Primary/Secondary Circuit Malfunction.This code is a generic trouble code, meaning it applies to all vehicles equipped with OBD-II tool, or vehicles made since 1996 up to present. There are two wires dedicated for each coil; one is battery feed which usually comes from the distribution center, and the other one for the coil driver circuit from the PCM. The PCM grounds or ungrounds the circuit to activate or deactivate the coil.

Symptoms

Symptoms of a C0021 ZAZ 968 diagnostic trouble code may include:
  • Reduction in engine performance, especially at low RPM levels
  • Vacuum leak on the engine
  • Diminished fuel efficiency
  • Engine surge
Place of C0021 in engine

Possible Causes :

  • Rusty exhaust systems, cracked exhaust manifolds or damaged or missing gaskets or donuts will cause air leaks.
  • An air leak forward of the DPF will change the sensor readings resulting in the code
  • Dirty air cleaner element Damaged DPF

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 :

Oxygen sensors signal the engine management computer the amount of oxygen present in the exhaust, which is used in determining and controlling the fuel ratio. It should be pretty close to battery voltage (12 volts). If not, then this is the circuit that has the problem. Find out what kind of system you have and verify that voltage to the fuel level sensor is present at the fuel pump wiring harness.

Process Tips

Diagnostic trouble code C0021 ZAZ 968 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 C0021 ZAZ 968.

Fortunately, C0021 ZAZ 968 is a fairly common OBD code, meaning that it applies to all makes and models of vehicles made after 1996.

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