P0049 Diagnostic Trouble Code


P0049 is a kind of OBD-II Diagnostic P-Powertrain Diagnostic Trouble Code.

It is considered generic because it applies to all makes and models of vehicles, although specific repair steps may be different depending on your car model.

Symptoms

Symptoms of a P0049 diagnostic trouble code may include:
  • Fuel pressure too high
  • Diminished fuel efficiency
  • Rich or lean exhaust
  • The light may stay on or light intermittently as the DPF regenerates. The engine will be sluggish on acceleration.
Place of P0049 in engine

Possible Causes :

  • Low fuel pressure caused by a clogged filter, failing fuel pump, failed fuel pressure regulator or clogged or leaking injectors.
  • Low fuel pressure caused by a clogged filter, failing fuel pump, failed fuel pressure regulator or clogged or leaking injectors.
  • Faulty IMRC actuator relay (if equipped)

Repair Processes :

Look for damage to the tank indicating impact that may have damaged the fuel pump or sender. Pack the connector cavity with dielectric silicone compound (same stuff they use for light bulb sockets and spark plug wires) and reassemble.

Process Tips

Diagnostic trouble code P0049 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 P0049.

Fortunately, P0049 is a fairly common OBD code, meaning that it applies to all makes and models of vehicles made after 1996.

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