Engine-Codes - Pontiac - P014C PONTIAC

P014C PONTIAC - Oxygen Sensor Slow Response Rich to Lean Bank 1 Sensor 1

Repair Importance Level: 2/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 2/3  What is this?
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P014C PONTIAC Possible Causes

  • Faulty Heated Oxygen Bank 1 Sensor 1
  • Heated Oxygen Bank 1 Sensor 1 harness is open or shorted
  • Heated Oxygen Bank 1 Sensor 1 circuit poor electrical connection
  • Inappropriate fuel pressure
  • Faulty fuel injectors
  • Intake air leaks may be faulty
  • Exhaust gas leaks

How is the P014C PONTIAC code repair?

Start by checking the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector's pins.

What is the cost to diagnose the P014C PONTIAC code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P014C PONTIAC code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair's diagnosis time and labor rates vary by location, vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repair shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.
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When is the code detected?

The response of the voltage signal from the sensor takes more than the specified time.

Possible Symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
  • High Fuel Consumption
  • Excessive Smoke from Exhaust

P014C PONTIAC Meaning

The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) continuously monitors the Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) activity for 100 seconds. During the monitor period the PCM counts the number of times that the HO2S responds from rich to lean and from lean to rich and adds the amount of time it took to complete all transitions. With this information, the PCM can determine the average time for all transitions. If the average response time is too slow, a DTC sets.
The PCM determines the lean to rich transition when the HO2S voltage changes from less than 300 mV to greater than 600 mV. The PCM determines the rich to lean transition when the HO2S voltage changes from more than 600 mV to less than 300 mV. An HO2S that responds too slowly is most likely defective.

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