C1690 Mercedes SL 500 Diagnostic Trouble Code

C1690 Mercedes SL 500 code definition:
C1690 is a kind of OBD-II Diagnostic C-Chassis Diagnostic Trouble Code for Mercedes SL 500.

C1690 Mercedes SL 500 is a DTC or a diagnostic trouble code. It is a check engine light code which indicates that the catalyst's system efficiency is less than the required threshold. In simple terms, it means that more pollution is added into the air than what was supposed to be because of your car. Any code that causes the vehicle's engine to die while running should be fixed as soon as possible, as it can be dangerous for both the vehicle and the passengers of the vehicle.

Symptoms

Symptoms of a C1690 Mercedes SL 500 diagnostic trouble code may include:
  • The light may stay on or light intermittently as the DPF regenerates. The engine will be sluggish on acceleration.
  • Faulty PCM
  • If the DPF is not cleared the ECU will revert to the "Limp Home Mode" until the situation is corrected
  • Rich or lean exhaust
Place of C1690 in engine

Possible Causes :

  • The Mass Airflow sensor will also cause this problem. Mass Airflow circuit malfunction.
  • Fuel with a large percentage of sulfur will clog the DPF quickly
  • An air leak forward of the DPF will change the sensor readings resulting in the code

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 :

Look for damage to the tank indicating impact that may have damaged the fuel pump or sender. If the engine displays a miss and there wasn't a code, determine which cylinder is misfiring. If the exhaust manifold is visible, spay or pour a small amount of water on each cylinder exhaust port. Water will evaporate immediately on good cylinders and slowly on the missing cylinder. If this can't be accomplished pull the plugs and check the condition. 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.

Process Tips

Diagnostic trouble code C1690 Mercedes SL 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 C1690 Mercedes SL 500.

Fortunately, C1690 Mercedes SL 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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