P0085 Bitter Type Iii Diagnostic Trouble Code

P0085 Bitter Type Iii code definition:
P0085 is a kind of OBD-II Diagnostic P-Powertrain Diagnostic Trouble Code for Bitter Type Iii.

P0085 Bitter Type Iii is described as Oxygen Sensor Circuit No Activity Detected Bank 2 Sensor 1. This code appears when the PCM (powertrain control module, also known as ECM or engine control module in other brands) remains at or close the 0.450 set voltage point. If the car doesn't start, they will proceed by testing the voltage at the fuel pump connector and see if the fuel pump relay, fuse, and PCM circuitry should be inspected.

Symptoms

Symptoms of a P0085 Bitter Type Iii diagnostic trouble code may include:
  • Hesitation upon acceleration
  • Excessive exhaust leak
  • Rich or lean exhaust
  • Engine surge
Place of P0085 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.
  • Some aftermarket accessories and performance modifications

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. You might continue by connecting the scanner to the vehicle diagnostic connector and retrieving all stored codes and freeze frame data.

Process Tips

Diagnostic trouble code P0085 Bitter Type Iii 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 P0085 Bitter Type Iii.

Fortunately, P0085 Bitter Type Iii is a fairly common OBD code, meaning that it applies to all makes and models of vehicles made after 1996.

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