Mitsubishi Carisma : How to Read and Erase Check Engine
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How to Read and Clear Check Engine OBD1 Codes on a Mitsubishi Carisma Without an OBD Diagnostic Scanner
Hello, this is my other tutorial on how to read the code behind the check engine light on your Mitsubishi Carisma even without the use of an OBD diagnostic scanner. This is a DIY instruction and will only work with the following year models: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005. All you have to do is follow my instructions below. I also included the complete list of OBD1 codes and how to reset or clear the DTC.
READING THE CHECK ENGINE CODE
- Make sure the ignition and engine is OFF.
- Located the 16 pin OBD2 Data Link Connector.
- Bridge data link connector (DLC) terminal 1 and earth. (Bridge the Terminal 1 and ground it to the metal body of the car.)
- Switch the Ignition to On. Don’t start the engine.
- 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 ‘ONE’ of the trouble code.
- A short pause separates each flash.
- A long pause separates each trouble code.
- For example: Trouble code 12 displayed.
- Write the code then check the corresponding code description below.
LIST OF DTC Diagnostic Trouble Code
Heated oxygen sensor (HO2S)
Mass air flow (MAF) sensor
Intake air temperature (IAT) sensor
Throttle position (TP) sensor
Engine coolant temperature (ECT) sensor
Engine speed (RPM) sensor/crankshaft position (CKP) sensor
Crankshaft position (CKP) sensor/camshaft position (CMP) sensor
Vehicle speed sensor (VSS)
Barometric pressure (BARO) sensor
Knock sensor (KS)
Ignition timing adjuster – short circuit
Ignition coil/ignition amplifier
AT/Engine control module (ECM) cable
Vacuum solenoid – electronic traction control (ETC)
Ventilation solenoid – electronic traction control (ETC)
No fault found
HOW TO ERASE OR CLEAR THE CHECK ENGINE?
- 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 hope you understand what I’m saying in this tutorial. I attempted to make the step-by-step tutorial as simple as possible for you to follow. Thank you very much! Erwin Salarda