C0150 Pontiac Parisienne Diagnostic Trouble Code

C0150 Pontiac Parisienne code definition:
C0150 is a kind of OBD-II Diagnostic C-Chassis Diagnostic Trouble Code for Pontiac Parisienne.

C0150 Pontiac Parisienne is defined as Camshaft Position Sensor A Circuit Low. This means the CMP (camshaft position) sensor circuit on engine bank 1 sends an irregular reading. 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 C0150 Pontiac Parisienne diagnostic trouble code may include:
  • Fuel pressure too high
  • Diminished fuel efficiency
  • Rich or lean exhaust
  • Reduction in engine performance, especially at low RPM levels
Place of C0150 in engine

Possible Causes :

  • Dirty air cleaner element Damaged DPF
  • A plugged converter will cause of host of driveability problems as well as set this code. A severely plugged converter will result in the inability to increase rpm when under load. Look for a code such as P0421 -- catalytic converter efficiency below threshold if the converter indicating a faulty converter.
  • Faulty IMRC actuator relay (if equipped)

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 :

Check to make sure they are not burnt or corroded. If in doubt, get some Electrical Contact cleaner at any parts store if cleaning of the terminals is needed. Look for damage to the tank indicating impact that may have damaged the fuel pump or sender.

Process Tips

Diagnostic trouble code C0150 Pontiac Parisienne 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 C0150 Pontiac Parisienne.

Fortunately, C0150 Pontiac Parisienne is a fairly common OBD code, meaning that it applies to all makes and models of vehicles made after 1996.

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