P018A Lotus 2-eleven Diagnostic Trouble Code

P018A Lotus 2-eleven code definition:
P018A is a kind of OBD-II Diagnostic P-Powertrain Diagnostic Trouble Code for Lotus 2-eleven.

P018A Lotus 2-eleven shows up when there's an electrical problem that causes the fuel volume regulator to malfunction and open. It's quite an unusual problem and likely intermittent. Other symptoms that may indicate this problem are when the Check Engine Light illuminates and when there is a visible lack of engine power.

Symptoms

Symptoms of a P018A Lotus 2-eleven diagnostic trouble code may include:
Place of P018A in engine

Possible Causes :

  • Fuel with a large percentage of sulfur will clog the DPF quickly
  • The Mass Airflow sensor will also cause this problem. Mass Airflow circuit malfunction.
  • 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 damage to the tank indicating impact that may have damaged the fuel pump or sender. Once located, visually inspect the connectors and wiring. Look for rubbing, scraping, bare wires, worn spots or melted plastic connectors.

Process Tips

Diagnostic trouble code P018A Lotus 2-eleven 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 P018A Lotus 2-eleven.

Fortunately, P018A Lotus 2-eleven is a fairly common OBD code, meaning that it applies to all makes and models of vehicles made after 1996.

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