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P1286 Engine Trouble Code

P1286 Engine

When you check engine light came on code P1286 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 P1286 OBD-II Diagnostic Powertrain (P) Trouble Code. So you should chech it on our car models.

Theoretically you can drive for a few weeks or even months with a broken MAF sensor. You will notice a decrease in gas mileage and over time the car will eventually start stalling a lot. At a shop, the replacement cost is between $200-$300 depending on the car, but that's usually the cost of parts because the labor is relatively simple.

P1286 Code Meaning :

P 1 2 8 6
OBD-II Diagnostic Powertrain (P) Trouble Code For Engine Fuel And Air Metering Ambient Air Temperature Sensor Circuit Low Cylinder 1 Injector Circuit Low Reverse Input Circuit

The catalytic converter has an oxygen sensor in front and behind it. When the vehicle is warm and running in closed loop mode, the upstream oxygen sensor waveform reading should fluctuate.

P1286 OBD-II Diagnostic Powertrain (P) Trouble Code Description

P1286 OBD-II Trouble Code Fuel Pulse In Range But Lower Than Expected is one of the definitions for the P1286; however your vehicles manufacturer may have a different definition for the P1286 code. Please check below for your P1286 code.

Reason For P1286 Code

The reason of P1286 OBD-II Engine Trouble Code is Ambient Air Temperature Sensor Circuit Low.

P1286 the main thing to check is to verify the operation of the VCT solenoid. You're looking for a sticking or stuck VCt solenoid valve caused by contamination. Refer to vehicle specific repair manual to perform component tests for the VCT unit.