C0260 Pontiac Stinger Diagnostic Trouble Code

C0260 Pontiac Stinger code definition:
C0260 is a kind of OBD-II Diagnostic C-Chassis Diagnostic Trouble Code for Pontiac Stinger.

C0260 Pontiac Stinger is defined as Cylinder 3 Injector Circuit Malfunction. This code means the PCM (powertrain control module, also known as ECM or engine control) has detected a problem in the injector or its wiring, or in injector circuit for cylinder 3. As you drive and when specific conditions are slowly met, the vapors will gradually purge from the charcoal canister and will get burned within your engine.

Symptoms

Symptoms of a C0260 Pontiac Stinger diagnostic trouble code may include:
  • Blown fuse (if applicable)
  • Engine surge
  • Reduction in engine performance, especially at low RPM levels
  • Rich or lean exhaust
Place of C0260 in engine

Possible Causes :

  • Faulty IMRC actuator relay (if equipped)
  • A large air leak at or near the number one oxygen sensor would also cause a lean mixture.
  • Dirty air cleaner element Damaged DPF

Common Misdiagnoses

  1. IC Circuit High Voltage Problem
  2. Control Module Throttle Actuator Position Performance Problem
  3. Air Conditioning (A/C) Clutch Feedback Circuit High Voltage Problem
  4. Cruise Vehicle Speed/Set Speed Difference Too High Problem
  5. PCM Stack Overrun Problem

Repair Processes :

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 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. Look at the plug wires to make sure they are not burnt or laying on the exhaust.

Process Tips

Diagnostic trouble code C0260 Pontiac Stinger 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 C0260 Pontiac Stinger.

Fortunately, C0260 Pontiac Stinger is a fairly common OBD code, meaning that it applies to all makes and models of vehicles made after 1996.

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