P02AC Alfa Romeo Long Diagnostic Trouble Code

P02AC Alfa Romeo Long code definition:
P02AC is a kind of OBD-II Diagnostic P-Powertrain Diagnostic Trouble Code for Alfa Romeo Long.

P02AC Alfa Romeo Long is described as Oxygen Sensor Circuit No Activity Detected (Bank 1, Sensor 1). This means there's a problem in the front oxygen sensor on Bank 1, as the O2 sensor is inactive. 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 P02AC Alfa Romeo Long diagnostic trouble code may include:
  • Rich or lean exhaust
  • Fuel pressure too low
  • Engine surge
  • If the DPF is not cleared the ECU will revert to the "Limp Home Mode" until the situation is corrected
Place of P02AC in engine

Possible Causes :

  • A large air leak at or near the number one oxygen sensor would also cause a lean mixture.
  • Faulty IMRC actuator relay (if equipped)
  • Faulty IMRC actuator/sensor

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 :

If the scan tool has that capability, and the scan tool can operate the IMRC valves, then the problem is either resolved and a simple code clearing is all that's left or a new PCM would be called for. With the valve disconnected, the red voltmeter lead should be attached to the IMRC valve power wire and the black voltmeter lead connected to ground. Replace the oxygen sensor that is downstream from the catalytic converter on the side of the engine that does not contain cylinder #1. Also, if a oxygen sensor code stating "heater circuit malfunction" the sensor has most probably failed.

Process Tips

Diagnostic trouble code P02AC Alfa Romeo Long 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 P02AC Alfa Romeo Long.

Fortunately, P02AC Alfa Romeo Long is a fairly common OBD code, meaning that it applies to all makes and models of vehicles made after 1996.

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