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DTC P0461 [LF]



DTC P0461

Fuel gauge sender unit range/performance problem

DETECTION CONDITION

  • The PCM monitors the fuel tank level difference before and after the PCM-calculated fuel consumption has reached more than 25 L {26.4 US qt, 22 Imp qt}. If the difference is less than 5%, the PCM determines that there is a fuel gauge sender unit range/performance problem.

    Diagnostic support note
  • This is a continuous monitor (CCM).

  • The MIL illuminates if the PCM detects the above malfunction condition in two consecutive drive cycles or in one drive cycle while the DTC for the same malfunction has been stored in the PCM.

  • PENDING CODE is available if the PCM detects the above malfunction condition during the first drive cycle.

  • FREEZE FRAME DATA is available.

  • The DTC is stored in the PCM memory.

POSSIBLE CAUSE

  • Fuel gauge sender unit malfunction

  • Instrument cluster malfunction

  • PCM malfunction


Diagnostic procedure

STEP

INSPECTION

ACTION

1

VERIFY FREEZE FRAME DATA HAS BEEN RECORDED
  • Has FREEZE FRAME DATA been recorded?

Yes

Go to the next step.

No

Record the FREEZE FRAME DATA on the repair order, then go to the next step.

2

VERIFY RELATED REPAIR INFORMATION AVAILABILITY
  • Verify related Service Bulletins and/or on-line repair information availability.

  • Is any related repair information available?

Yes

Perform repair or diagnosis according to the available repair information.

  • If the vehicle is not repaired, go to the next step.

No

Go to the next step.

3

INSPECT INSTRUMENT CLUSTER

Yes

Repair or replace the malfunctioning part, then go to Step 5.

No

Go to the next step.

4

INSPECT FUEL GAUGE SENDER UNIT

Yes

Replace the fuel gauge sender unit, then go to the next step.

(See FUEL PUMP UNIT DISASSEMBLY/ASSEMBLY [LF].)

No

Replace the PCM, then go to the next step.

(See PCM REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [LF].)

5

VERIFY AFTER REPAIR PROCEDURE

Yes

Go to the applicable DTC inspection.

(See DTC TABLE [LF].)

No

DTC troubleshooting completed.




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