P04AE Mazda CX-7 Diagnostic Trouble Code

P04AE Mazda CX-7 code definition:
P04AE is a kind of OBD-II Diagnostic P-Powertrain Diagnostic Trouble Code for Mazda CX-7.

P04AE Mazda CX-7 is triggered when the bank 1 camshaft position sensor doesn't match the signal from the crankshaft position sensor. 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 P04AE Mazda CX-7 diagnostic trouble code may include:
  • Engine surge
  • Blown fuse (if applicable)
  • Lack of power
  • The light may stay on or light intermittently as the DPF regenerates. The engine will be sluggish on acceleration.
Place of P04AE in engine

Possible Causes :

  • An air leak forward of the DPF will change the sensor readings resulting in the code
  • Rusty exhaust systems, cracked exhaust manifolds or damaged or missing gaskets or donuts will cause air leaks.
  • Rarely - faulty Powertrain Control Module (PCM-programming required after replacement)

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 :

Once located, visually inspect the connectors and wiring. Look for rubbing, scraping, bare wires, worn spots or melted plastic connectors. 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. Oxygen sensors signal the engine management computer the amount of oxygen present in the exhaust, which is used in determining and controlling the fuel ratio.

Process Tips

Diagnostic trouble code P04AE Mazda CX-7 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 P04AE Mazda CX-7.

Fortunately, P04AE Mazda CX-7 is a fairly common OBD code, meaning that it applies to all makes and models of vehicles made after 1996.

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