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Author Topic: engine malfunction warning P244C/P042A  (Read 10689 times)

Offline stevefellbaum

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engine malfunction warning P244C/P042A
« on: March 08, 2014, 02:30:56 PM »
I am getting Amber engine malfunction warning message which has been diagnosed as P244C (catalyst Temp too low during regeneration bank 1) and P042A (Catalyst temp sensor circuit bank 1.) My Ford garage has added an engine flush and cleared the codes but it has now returned after only 60 miles. Can the warning messages be cleared by me without going to the dealer ? Any thoughts on resolving the problem which is obviously me preferred option. thanks

Offline Chrispb

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Re: engine malfunction warning P244C/P042A
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2014, 03:29:31 PM »
Hi Stevefellbaum  welcome5

I've heard this happening on high mileage cars that now do a lot of town/low speed driving where the car cannot complete a regeneration process.

Do you do a lot of start stop driving.

Can you reveiw your profile as you seem to have a MK2 engine in a Mk3 car.

Examples.

List the year 2010
capacity 1.8 2.0 
power 140ps 163ps
2009 Kia Sedona GS In Black 2.9CRDI 183PS. 5 Speed Manual WAV.
2003 MK2 Galaxy Ghia In Solid Black 1.9 TDI 115PS. 5 Speed Automatic.

Upgraded Eberspächer booster heater  to independent heating with 7 day timer.

With VCDS lite (full version) need a code clearing or want to scan for faults in the north kent area, PM me.
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Re: engine malfunction warning P244C/P042A
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2014, 06:46:24 PM »
 welcome5
as you have a dpf,then you must give it at least a 20min burn per week.

i:e take it for an ITALIAN TUNE UP.drive it like you stole it. ;) then see what codes get thrown up.
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Offline freeatlast

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Re: engine malfunction warning P244C/P042A
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2014, 08:26:55 AM »
Hi Guys, I'm having a similar problem, where the engine looses power and on occasions just restarts. I do a lot of start/stop town driving, so going to give it a 20 minute burn (motorway run) as suggested in earlier post. This morning on the way back from a heathrow run the engine lost power at least 6 times, just to be clear the heathrow run was done on an A road and not the motorway. Will post my experiences after motorway run. I have a Ford Galaxy, Auto, 2.0 litre, TDCI, Reg: FG10, 60.000 on the clock and a recent FORD dealer service at 55549 miles. I need to add, the message reads 'Engine Malfunction' as well as an amber 'Engine warning lamp is illumiated, but not flashing. By the way my first post, thank you for this site Admin!
« Last Edit: March 23, 2014, 08:39:08 AM by freeatlast »

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Re: engine malfunction warning P244C/P042A
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2014, 05:34:41 PM »
Took it for a run on the motorway, still no joy, engine cut off at least 15/20 times, couldn't accelerate anymore than 2000 rpm's before engine would cut off and then come back again. Any suggestions please.

 

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