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P2144 is a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) for "Exhaust Gas Recirculation Vent Control 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.
Exhaust gas recirculation vent control circuit low.
This trouble code indicates that the powertrain control module has detected a malfunction with the rate of flow through the exhaust gas recirculation vent control circuit.
Some of the potential causes of this trouble code may include:
Symptoms of this trouble code that the driver may experience are generally limited to a Check Engine Light.
A mechanic may begin diagnosing this trouble code by checking around the exhaust gas recirculation valve for any damaged wiring or connectors that may be present. Then the mechanic would inspect all the vacuum lines and possibly run a vacuum test to see if any vacuum leaks exist. After that, the mechanic would then test the exhaust gas recirculation valve and the vent control solenoid using the manufacturer's recommended procedure. The mechanic may also remove the exhaust gas recirculation valve to inspect the inside of the plumbing for restrictions of carbon deposits.
If the problem has not been determined after these steps have been taken, the problem may lie in the powertrain control module. After all parts of this system have been checked over by the mechanic, the mechanic would then relay his/her findings over to you to make an informed repair decision.
A common mistake that could be made when diagnosing this trouble code would be to replace the exhaust gas recirculation valve without properly testing the system. Many times the plumbing for the exhaust gas recirculation valve will become restricted preventing the functionality of the vent control solenoid.
This code would not rank high on the seriousness scale. This is because it will not cause any driveability issues or safety issues. The only symptom that the driver is likely to experience would be the Check Engine Light.
Repairs that could potentially fix this trouble code would include:
This trouble code is one that could be put on the back burner for a short time since there are not many symptoms that can be associated with it. However, as always it is best to have your Check Engine Lights diagnosed and repaired as soon as possible for optimal vehicle performance.
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