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P0316 is a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) for "Misfire Detected on Startup (First 1000 Revolutions)". 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.
The P0316 code is a generic powertrain code related to the ignition system or misfire. When this code appears, a misfire has been detected on startup during the first 1,000 revolutions.
Codes related to the P0316 include:
Taking the crankshaft position, as well as camshaft position and engine RPMs into consideration, the Engine Control Module (ECM) calculates fuel delivery and ignition timing. If the ECM detects a variation from its preset parameters in the position of the camshaft and crankshaft, an engine misfire is noted and a P0316 code may appear during a OBD-II scan.
Several problems may cause a P0316 code including:
Symptoms of a P0316 code may include:
A mechanic may use several methods to diagnose a P0316 trouble code, including:
One common mistake made when diagnosing a P0316 trouble code include the unnecessary replacement of ignition system components. These components will most likely be the cause of the code, but a full diagnosis should be made, including checking for any additional or accompanying trouble codes.
Because a vehicle’s safe driving operation is may be impacted due to faults that store a P2090 code, this is considered a potentially serious code. When this code appears, it is recommended that you take your vehicle to a service center or mechanic for diagnosis and repair as soon as possible.
Several repairs can fix a P0316 trouble code and include:
If any other engine misfire codes other than a P0316 appear, be sure they are diagnosed and repair first.
In addition, there have been technical service bulletins (TSBs) related to the P0316 code, and YourMechanic recommends to always check for any related bulletins prior to any vehicle repairs.
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