B0257 Alfa Romeo 20 OBD Code

OBD/2 B0257 error code description and symptoms.

The issue covered by the bulletin involves a power steering noise/whine or fluid leak from the power steering pump, gear or high pressure side power steering hose during extreme low outdoor temperature operation.

A good starting point in your diagnosis is checking all system fuses and fusible links. This can be done using the DVOM on the voltage setting. You will want to test the fuses with circuits loaded. Some fuses will appear normal until a load is placed on their respective circuit; at which point they will fail. This has been the cause of many 'phantom malfunctions'. Consult your vehicle information source for fuse and fusible link locations. If all fuses are in working order, you may want to check TCM relay operation by swapping identical relays. Usually the horn relay, starter relay, fuel pump relay, air conditioning clutch relay, and controller relays are similar enough in design to swap for diagnostic purposes.

B0257 Alfa Romeo 20 Error Code Repair Process :

The rule of B0257 code when it comes to emissions-related vehicle repair is that any modification that changes the vehicle from a certified configuration to a non-certified configuration is considered tampering: this applies to both vehicle owners and repair facilities and is, therefore, a Federal offense. Replacing a catalyst with a straight pipe is one traditional example of exhaust pressure control valve high. Likewise, overriding the OBD B0257 error in system through the use of high-tech defeat devices or non-certified computer chips, for example, would also be considered tampering. The OBD system may, however, be repaired back to its original certified configuration with certified performance chips or appropriate aftermarket parts.

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Cost Prediction : $ 80-170

Common Causes of Alfa Romeo 20 B0257 OBD2 Code

A common cause of code B0257 is the failure of Exhaust Pressure Control Valve High, but there are several other possible causes as well, such as ;
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B0257 code for other Alfa cars

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