U0118 Lotus M Diagnostic Trouble Code

U0118 Lotus M code definition:
U0118 is a kind of OBD-II Diagnostic U-Network Diagnostic Trouble Code for Lotus M.

U0118 Lotus M or the Evaporative Emission Control System Incorrect Purge Flow is the set whenever the computer sees that there is a problem with the flow coming from the purge valve or the purge flow is not enough within the EVAP system. The spark should have a light tan color. If the sensor probe comes with white and chalky parts, this means it has been lagging between switching phases, and should be replaced.

Symptoms

Symptoms of a U0118 Lotus M diagnostic trouble code may include:
  • If the DPF is not cleared the ECU will revert to the "Limp Home Mode" until the situation is corrected
  • Corroded or damaged connector
  • Reduction in engine performance, especially at low RPM levels
  • The light may stay on or light intermittently as the DPF regenerates. The engine will be sluggish on acceleration.
Place of U0118 in engine

Possible Causes :

  • Low fuel pressure caused by a clogged filter, failing fuel pump, failed fuel pressure regulator or clogged or leaking injectors.
  • Low fuel pressure caused by a clogged filter, failing fuel pump, failed fuel pressure regulator or clogged or leaking injectors.
  • Fuel with a large percentage of sulfur will clog the DPF quickly

Common Misdiagnoses

  1. IC Circuit High Voltage Problem
  2. Control Module Throttle Actuator Position Performance Problem
  3. Air Conditioning (A/C) Clutch Feedback Circuit High Voltage Problem
  4. Cruise Vehicle Speed/Set Speed Difference Too High Problem
  5. PCM Stack Overrun Problem

Repair Processes :

Look for damage to the tank indicating impact that may have damaged the fuel pump or sender. If all testing has passed so far yet you still have the same code, check your scan tool and see if it can open and close the IMRC valve.

Process Tips

Diagnostic trouble code U0118 Lotus M 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 U0118 Lotus M.

Fortunately, U0118 Lotus M is a fairly common OBD code, meaning that it applies to all makes and models of vehicles made after 1996.

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