Pull the check engine code of Mitsubishi Triton and l200 tutorial

The Best Guide To Manually Reading And Erasing The Mitsubishi L200/TRITON Check Engine OBD1 Code

Do you have the Mitsubishi L200 or Triton, and there is a check engine light on it? If you have a 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, or 2007 L200/Triton, you can manually retrieve the meaning of the check engine code by following the simple instructions below. Anyway, you can also pull the trouble code by simply using the OBD2 Diagnostic Scanner to make it easy for you. If you ever find yourself in a situation where you don’t have an OBD2 diagnostic scanner, you can use my tutorial.

STEP 1

  • Make sure the ignition and engine is OFF.

STEP 2

  • Located the 16 pin OBD2 Data Link Connector.

L200 and triton OBD socket location

STEP 2

  • Bridge data link connector (DLC) terminal 1 and earth. (Bridge the Terminal 1 and ground it to the metal body of the car.)

ground the dlc l200 and triton

STEP 3

  • Switch the Ignition to On. Don’t start the engine.

STEP 4

  • Count MIL flashes. Note trouble codes. Compare with trouble code table.
  • Each trouble code consists of two groups of one or more flashes.
  • Long flashes indicate the ‘tens’ of the trouble code.
  • Short flashes indicate the ‘units’ of the trouble code.
  • A short pause separates each flash.
  • A long pause separates each trouble code.
  • For example: Trouble code 12 displayed.

l200 triton check engine pattern

STEP 5

  • Write the code then check the corresponding code description below.

COMPLETE LIST OF L200/TRITON OBD1 TROUBLE CODES

DTC CODE 11
PROBLEM: Heated oxygen sensor (HO2S) – circuit malfunction
CAUSE OF PROBLEM: Wiring, HO2S, ECM

DTC CODE 12
PROBLEM: Mass air flow (MAF) sensor – malfunction
CAUSE OF PROBLEM: Wiring, MAF sensor, ECM

DTC CODE 13
PROBLEM: Intake air temperature (IAT) sensor – circuit malfunction
CAUSE OF PROBLEM: Wiring, IAT sensor, ECM

DTC CODE 14
PROBLEM: Throttle position (TP) sensor – circuit malfunction
CAUSE OF PROBLEM: Wiring, TP sensor, ECM

DTC CODE 21
PROBLEM: Engine coolant temperature (ECT) sensor – circuit malfunction
CAUSE OF PROBLEM: Wiring, ECT sensor, ECM

DTC CODE 22
PROBLEM: Crankshaft position (CKP) sensor – circuit malfunction
CAUSE OF PROBLEM: Wiring, CKP sensor, ECM

DTC CODE 23
PROBLEM: Camshaft position (CMP) sensor – circuit malfunction
CAUSE OF PROBLEM: Wiring, CMP sensor, ECM

DTC CODE 24
PROBLEM: Vehicle speed sensor (VSS) – circuit malfunction
CAUSE OF PROBLEM: Wiring, VSS, ECM

DTC CODE 25
PROBLEM: Barometric pressure (BARO) sensor – circuit malfunction
CAUSE OF PROBLEM: Wiring, BARO sensor, ECM

DTC CODE 31
PROBLEM: Knock sensor (KS) – circuit malfunction
CAUSE OF PROBLEM: Wiring, KS, ECM

DTC CODE 36
PROBLEM: Ignition timing adjustment – circuit malfunction
CAUSE OF PROBLEM: Wiring, engine diagnostic link – ignition adjustment connector short to earth, ECM

DTC CODE 39
PROBLEM: Heated oxygen sensor (HO2S) 1 – circuit malfunction
CAUSE OF PROBLEM: Wiring, HO2S, ECM

DTC CODE 41
PROBLEM: Injectors – circuit malfunction
CAUSE OF PROBLEM: Wiring, injectors, ECM

DTC CODE 44
PROBLEM: Ignition coil/ignition amplifier, cylinders 1 & 4
CAUSE OF PROBLEM: Wiring open circuit/short circuit, ignition coil/ignition amplifier, ECM

DTC CODE 52
PROBLEM: Ignition coil/ignition amplifier, cylinders 2 & 5
CAUSE OF PROBLEM: Wiring open circuit/short circuit, ignition coil/ignition amplifier, ECM

DTC CODE 53
PROBLEM: Ignition coil/ignition amplifier, cylinders 3 & 6
CAUSE OF PROBLEM: Wiring open circuit/short circuit, ignition coil/ignition amplifier, ECM

DTC CODE 54
PROBLEM: Immobilizer control module/engine control module (ECM)communication – malfunction
CAUSE OF PROBLEM: Wiring, immobilizer control module, ECM

DTC CODE 61
PROBLEM: Transmission control module (TCM)/engine control module(ECM), torque reduction signal
CAUSE OF PROBLEM: Wiring, ECM/TCM

DTC CODE 62
PROBLEM: Intake manifold air control solenoid – malfunction
CAUSE OF PROBLEM: Wiring, intake manifold air control solenoid, ECM

DTC CODE 71
PROBLEM: Traction control vacuum valve – malfunction
CAUSE OF PROBLEM: Wiring, traction control vacuum valve, ECM

CLEARING AND ERASING THE CHECK ENGINE OBD1 CODES OF MITSIBISHI L200/TRITON

After fixing the problem if the check engine light still on. Please follow the instruction to clear or erase the DTC.

  • Ensure ignition switched OFF.
  • Disconnect battery earth lead.
  • Wait 15 seconds.
  • Reconnect battery earth lead.

WARNING: Disconnecting the battery may erase memory from electronic units (e.g. radio, clock)

 

I am hoping this tutorial will help you with your check engine light problem on your Mitsubishi L200 Triton. Thank you very much for visiting my website. -Erwin Salarda

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