U0242 Porsche 911 Type 997 Diagnostic Trouble Code

U0242 Porsche 911 Type 997 code definition:
U0242 is a kind of OBD-II Diagnostic U-Network Diagnostic Trouble Code for Porsche 911 Type 997.

U0242 Porsche 911 Type 997 is described as Fuel System Too Rich, which basically means bank 1's oxygen sensor has detected a rich condition of fuel. This means there's not enough oxygen in the exhaust from too much fuel being delivered into the air and gas mixture for combusion. If the car doesn't start, they will proceed by testing the voltage at the fuel pump connector and see if the fuel pump relay, fuse, and PCM circuitry should be inspected.

Symptoms

Symptoms of a U0242 Porsche 911 Type 997 diagnostic trouble code may include:
Place of U0242 in engine

Possible Causes :

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

Common Misdiagnoses

  1. Crankshaft Position Sensor Circuit Performance Problem
  2. TP Sensor Learn Not Complete Problem
  3. Low Coolant Circuit Problem
  4. Cruise Control System - Vehicle Accel Too High Problem
  5. Kick-Down Switch Failed Short Problem

Repair Processes :

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. 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.

Process Tips

Diagnostic trouble code U0242 Porsche 911 Type 997 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 U0242 Porsche 911 Type 997.

Fortunately, U0242 Porsche 911 Type 997 is a fairly common OBD code, meaning that it applies to all makes and models of vehicles made after 1996.

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