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P0511 Engine Trouble Code

P0511 Engine

When you check engine light came on code P0511 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 P0511 OBD-II Diagnostic Powertrain (P) Trouble Code. So you should chech it on our car models.

P0511 code can be about replacing a broken oxygen sensor can eventually lead to a busted catalytic convertor which can cost upwards of $2,000. Taking your car into a shop will cost you around $200 depending on the car. However, an oxygen sensor is easy to replace on many cars and is usually detailed in the owner's manual. If you know where the sensor is, you only have to unclip the old sensor and replace it with a new one. Regardless of how you approach it, you should get this fixed right away.

P0511 Code Meaning :

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OBD-II Diagnostic Powertrain (P) Trouble Code For Engine Intake Valve Control Solenoid Circuit Low Fuel Composition Sensor Circuit Malfunction Ignition/Distributor Engine Speed Input Circuit Malfunction Glow Plug/Heater Circuit 'A' Malfunction

Regarding the P0511 code, it would probably be worthwhile to carefully inspect the wire harness near the intake manifold bracket. This is done most easily from below the car in the area near the oil filter.

P0511 OBD-II Diagnostic Powertrain (P) Trouble Code Description

P0511 OBD-II Trouble Code This system automatically controls engine idle speed to a specified level. Idle speed is controlled through fine adjustment of the amount of air which by-passes the throttle valve via Idle Air Control P0511 code.

Reason For P0511 Code

The reason of P0511 OBD-II Engine Trouble Code is Fuel Composition Sensor Circuit Malfunction.

P0511 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.