U017B Diagnostic Trouble Code


U017B is a kind of OBD-II Diagnostic U-Network Diagnostic Trouble Code.

It is considered generic because it applies to all makes and models of vehicles, although specific repair steps may be different depending on your car model.

Symptoms

Symptoms of a U017B diagnostic trouble code may include:
  • Fuel pressure too high
  • Diminished fuel efficiency
  • Rich or lean exhaust
  • Hesitation upon acceleration
Place of U017B 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
  • Faulty IMRC actuator relay (if equipped)

Repair Processes :

Use the DVOM to test resistance and continuity on all system circuits if actuator and sensor resistance levels are in compliance with manufacturer's specifications. Look for damage to the tank indicating impact that may have damaged the fuel pump or sender.

Process Tips

Diagnostic trouble code U017B 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 U017B.

Fortunately, U017B is a fairly common OBD code, meaning that it applies to all makes and models of vehicles made after 1996.

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