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Check P0276 Fault Code

When you check engine light came on code P0276 the reason should be Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light). However your vehicle's manufacturer may have a different definition for the P0276 OBD-II Diagnostic Powertrain (P) Trouble Code. So you should chech it on our car models.

P0276 Code Reason

P0276 DTC specifically refers to the camshaft (cam) timing. In this case, if the cam timing is over-retarded, the engine light will be illluminated and the code will be set.

P0276 Possible Fix :

Detonation, or spark knock, is a type of combustion caused by the buildup of too much heat and pressure in the engine's combustion chamber. When this happens, you should be able to hear a metallic knocking or pinging noise. A small amount of detonation usually won't cause major damage, but heavy knocks or prolonged detonation can cause serious damage to your parts. It can punch holes in your pistons, crush rod bearings, blow head gaskets, crack rings, and pound out piston ring grooves. Prolonged pinging noises are a definite cause for concern.

P0276 OBD-II Diagnostic Powertrain (P) Trouble Code Description

P0276 OBD-II Trouble Code Code P0276 is triggered when the Engine Control Module (

Reason For P0276 Code

The reason of P0276 OBD-II Fault Code Check is P0276 Cylinder 6 Injector Circuit Low.

P0276 Solution:

Excessive air inflow can be caused by a vacuum leak, a dirty sensor or, an exhaust gas recirculation valve not closing properly. If the problem is not enough fuel, the culprit may be dirty injectors or fuel filters, a weak fuel pump or a leaky fuel pressure regulator. The lean fuel mix error may be accompanied by rough idling, engine misfires, hesitation during acceleration and overall poor engine performance.

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