P0138 Trouble Code

OBD/2 P0138 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.

One example of this would be when an automatic vehicle in placed in gear. To prevent the added drag from the torque converter and transmission from reducing the idling speed, the PCM will command the idle control valve to allow more air to enter the engine, while at the same time, adjusting the injector pulse width to inject more fuel to suit the increased amount of air. Note that the idle air control valve is closed by the PCM when the throttle plate is opened to prevent excess air from entering the engine.

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Repair Time (35 Min.)
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Cost Prediction : $ 60-110

P0138 Error Code Repair Process :

The rule of P0138 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 p0138 o2 sensor circuit high voltage bank 1 sensor 2. Likewise, overriding the OBD P0138 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.

Wrench Tool P0138 is a kind of Powertrain Trouble Code

Powertrain of a modern automobile, comprising engine (with exhaust system), transmission, drive shaft, suspension and the wheels. In a motor vehicle, the term powertrain or powerplant describes the main components that generate power and deliver it to the road surface, water, or air.

Common Causes of P0138

A common cause of code P0138 is the failure of P0138 O2 Sensor Circuit High Voltage Bank 1 Sensor 2, but there are several other possible causes as well, such as ;

P0138 code for all cars

You can view according P0138 DTC for your car model. We selected several models to see obd2 solutions click and view it.

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