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P0069 is a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) for "Manifold Absolute Pressure/Barometric Pressure Correlation". This can happen for multiple reasons and a mechanic needs to diagnose the specific cause for this code to be triggered in your situation. Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office to perform the Check Engine Light diagnostic. Once we are able to diagnose the problem, you will be provided with an upfront quote for the recommended fix and receive $20.00 off as a credit towards the repair. All our repairs are backed by our 12-month / 12,000-mile warranty.
Manifold Absolute Pressure/Barometric Pressure Correlation
What this code means is that the Powertrain Control Module is detecting contradictory readings from the manifold absolute pressure sensor and the barometric pressure sensor.
Causes of the P0069 code could include a faulty manifold absolute pressure sensor, a faulty barometric pressure sensor, a fault in the circuitry of either sensor, a faulty Powertrain Control Module, or even a dirty air filter.
A dirty air filter can affect the pressure within the air induction system and the intake manifold, therefore affecting pressure readings of the barometric pressure sensor and the manifold absolute pressure sensor.
Symptoms that the driver may experience of the P0069 code include a Check Engine Light, a rough engine idle, engine surging, detonation, and possible engine damage if running for an extended period of time.
A mechanic may diagnose the P0069 code by inspecting the circuitry of the manifold absolute pressure sensor and barometric pressure as well and the sensors themselves for any damages, loose connections, or shorts.
A mechanic may also connect a scan tool to the vehicle and drive it while observing live data. The mechanic would then use this data to verify the contradictory readings between these two sensors. If the powertrain control module is at fault, this may also be diagnosed by a high quality scan tool.
Common mistakes when diagnosing this code would be skipping the diagnosis altogether and replacing either the manifold absolute sensor, barometric pressure sensor, or powertrain control module. Without verifying that they are faulty prior to replacing them.
Any condition that causes the engine to run poorly would be considered mildly serious. This condition is okay to drive on for a short period of time, but after an extended period, engine damage may occur. The car running improperly can cause abnormal wear to the engine block as well as vital engine parts. This issue can start out as a minor irritation but end up very troublesome.
Repairs that can fix the P0069 code would include:
It would be advised to replace the air filter as a basic maintenance service along with repairing this issue regardless of if the air filter was the initial cause.
The engine’s ability to breathe gets decreased every second that it is running due to the fact that it is constantly inhaling polluted air from the environment. All particles large enough to get caught in the air filter will cause a minor blockage in the air induction system. All of these minor blockages add up and could eventually lead up to a P0069 code.
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