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P2147 is a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) for "Malfunction with the Fuel Injector Group A Supply Voltage Circuit Low". 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.
P2147 is a generic OBD-II diagnostic trouble code indicating a malfunction with the fuel injector group A supply voltage circuit low.
The P2147 code means than the fuel injector group A has a low supply voltage in the circuit. This low voltage is detected by the Engine Control Unit (ECU) and causes the ECU to set the P2147 code. Once the code is set, the Check Engine Light will be visible on the dashboard. With the code, a failsafe mode will be set to prevent damage to the vehicle. This failsafe mode will remain in effect until the voltage comes back into the specified range or when the fault is repaired.
Causes of the P2147 code vary greatly, the most common includes:
Common symptoms are:
A mechanic will begin by using a scan tool to check for what codes are located in the ECU including pending and history codes. The codes found along with the freeze frame data will be checked and noted, then cleared. The mechanic will now take the vehicle on a test drive to attempt to duplicate the symptoms. Once the test drive is completed, a visual inspection will be done to look for any obvious signs of damage or faulty wiring. Next, the scan tool will be used to monitor fuel injector operation. A multimeter will be used to check for the proper voltage at the fuel injector groups as well as the fuel injectors individually. Lastly, the ECU will be tested using manufacturer specific testing.
Mistakes are made when steps are not followed completely or are done in the wrong order. This leads to misdiagnosis and can waste time and money.
The P2147 code should not prevent the vehicle from being driven after the malfunction starts at a safe location. In cases where the vehicle runs very poorly, the car should not be driven until it can be diagnosed and repaired.
Repairs that can fix the P2147 code are:
An easy way to check if a fuel injector is working is to use a technician’s stethoscope. This will be placed on the injector and the technician will listen for the typical click noise associated with the injector opening and closing. If no noise is present, the fuel injector is not working properly.
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