C0243 Mercedes Cls 500 Diagnostic Trouble Code

C0243 Mercedes Cls 500 code definition:
C0243 is a kind of OBD-II Diagnostic C-Chassis Diagnostic Trouble Code for Mercedes Cls 500.

C0243 Mercedes Cls 500 is described as Fuel System Too Rich, which basically means bank 1's oxygen sensor has detected a rich condition of fuel. This means there's not enough oxygen in the exhaust from too much fuel being delivered into the air and gas mixture for combusion. Other symptoms that may indicate this problem are when the Check Engine Light illuminates and when there is a visible lack of engine power.

Symptoms

Symptoms of a C0243 Mercedes Cls 500 diagnostic trouble code may include:
  • Blown fuse (if applicable)
  • Engine surge
  • Reduction in engine performance, especially at low RPM levels
  • Poor fuel economy
Place of C0243 in engine

Possible Causes :

  • Rarely - faulty Powertrain Control Module (PCM-programming required after replacement)
  • Rough running engine due to misfiring plugs. Many engines have misfire codes to indicate the cylinder effected, such as P0307 for number 7.
  • Dirty air cleaner element Damaged DPF

Common Misdiagnoses

  1. TP Sensor Learn Not Complete Problem
  2. Low Coolant Circuit Problem
  3. Cruise Control System - Vehicle Accel Too High Problem
  4. TFP Valve Position Switch-Drive Without Drive Ratio Problem
  5. Problem

Repair Processes :

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. Use the DVOM to test resistance and continuity on all system circuits if actuator and sensor resistance levels are in compliance with manufacturer's specifications. Look at the plug wires to make sure they are not burnt or laying on the exhaust.

Process Tips

Diagnostic trouble code C0243 Mercedes Cls 500 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 C0243 Mercedes Cls 500.

Fortunately, C0243 Mercedes Cls 500 is a fairly common OBD code, meaning that it applies to all makes and models of vehicles made after 1996.

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