C0198 American Tourist is described as Oxygen Sensor Circuit No Activity Detected (Bank 1, Sensor 1). This means there's a problem in the front oxygen sensor on Bank 1, as the O2 sensor is inactive. This is because the barometric pressure sensor is part of the MAF sensor. Sometimes, the MAF's sensing wire can accumulate and get covered with dirt, dust and/or oil residue, which can also lead to the error code.
SymptomsSymptoms of a C0198 American Tourist diagnostic trouble code may include:
Possible Causes :
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. If you find a related TSB, the information will often help in diagnosing the code in question as TSBs are crested from many thousands of repairs.
Diagnostic trouble code C0198 American Tourist 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 C0198 American Tourist.
Fortunately, C0198 American Tourist is a fairly common OBD code, meaning that it applies to all makes and models of vehicles made after 1996.