U0218 Ford Bronco Diagnostic Trouble Code

U0218 Ford Bronco code definition:
U0218 is a kind of OBD-II Diagnostic U-Network Diagnostic Trouble Code for Ford Bronco.

U0218 Ford Bronco 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 U0218 Ford Bronco diagnostic trouble code may include:
  • Faulty or damaged wiring
  • The engine oil will exhibit dilution from the ECUs attempts to increase engine temperature. Some vehicles advance the fuel injection timing slightly after top center to afterburn a small amount of fuel to increase exhaust temperatures. Some of this fuel enters the crankcase. When the ECU determines the necessity to regenerate the DPF, the service life of the oil be shortened significantly
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Diminished fuel efficiency
Place of U0218 in engine

Possible Causes :

  • The Mass Airflow sensor is a hot wire that senses the volume of air entering the intake manifold. The computer uses this information to control fuel mixture.
  • Defective ECU strategies or components will prevent proper regeneration
  • A large vacuum leak would cause a massive amount of un-metered air to enter the intake manifold resulting in an overly lean mixture.

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 at the plug wires to make sure they are not burnt or laying on the exhaust. Look for missing ground strap or a rusty ground where the fuel tank is grounded to the frame. Check for damage to the wiring harness connector. Pack the connector cavity with dielectric silicone compound (same stuff they use for light bulb sockets and spark plug wires) and reassemble.

Process Tips

Diagnostic trouble code U0218 Ford Bronco 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 U0218 Ford Bronco.

Fortunately, U0218 Ford Bronco is a fairly common OBD code, meaning that it applies to all makes and models of vehicles made after 1996.

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