P010A Lotus Elite Diagnostic Trouble Code

P010A Lotus Elite code definition:
P010A is a kind of OBD-II Diagnostic P-Powertrain Diagnostic Trouble Code for Lotus Elite.

P010A Lotus Elite is triggered when the bank 1 camshaft position sensor doesn't match the signal from the crankshaft position sensor. This is because the barometric pressure sensor is part of the MAF sensor. Sometimes, the MAF's sensing wire can accumulate and get covered with dirt, dust and/or oil residue, which can also lead to the error code.

Symptoms

Symptoms of a P010A Lotus Elite diagnostic trouble code may include:
  • Vacuum leak on the engine
  • Reduction in engine performance, especially at low RPM levels
  • Engine surge
  • Hesitation upon acceleration
Place of P010A in engine

Possible Causes :

  • A plugged converter will cause of host of driveability problems as well as set this code. A severely plugged converter will result in the inability to increase rpm when under load. Look for a code such as P0421 -- catalytic converter efficiency below threshold if the converter indicating a faulty converter.
  • Dirty air cleaner element Damaged DPF
  • Rarely - faulty Powertrain Control Module (PCM-programming required after replacement)

Common Misdiagnoses

  1. Crankshaft Position Sensor Circuit Performance Problem
  2. TP Sensor Learn Not Complete Problem
  3. Low Coolant Circuit Problem
  4. Cruise Control System - Vehicle Accel Too High Problem
  5. Kick-Down Switch Failed Short Problem

Repair Processes :

Pack the connector cavity with dielectric silicone compound (same stuff they use for light bulb sockets and spark plug wires) and reassemble. Look at the plug wires to make sure they are not burnt or laying on the exhaust. Look for damage to the tank indicating impact that may have damaged the fuel pump or sender.

Process Tips

Diagnostic trouble code P010A Lotus Elite 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 P010A Lotus Elite.

Fortunately, P010A Lotus Elite is a fairly common OBD code, meaning that it applies to all makes and models of vehicles made after 1996.

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