Engine-Codes - Generic - P142A

P142A - Conditions Incorrect for Secondary Air Self Test

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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P142A Possible Causes

  • Faulty Secondary Air System

How is the P142A 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 P142A code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P142A code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary widely across the country, and even within the same city. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.
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Possible Symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)

P142A Meaning

The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) monitors the Secondary Air System. The PCM sets the OBDII code when the Secondary Air System is not to factory specifications.

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Information for specific makes

  • P142A FORD Conditions Incorrect for Secondary Air Self Test
  • P142A LINCOLN Conditions Incorrect for Secondary Air Self Test
  • P142A MERCURY Conditions Incorrect for Secondary Air Self Test

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