C161C - Active Center Differential Proportioning Valve System Malfunction

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3    What is this?
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C161C Possible Causes

  • Faulty Active Center Differential (ACD) Proportioning Valve
  • Active Center Differential (ACD) Proportioning Valve harness is open or shorted
  • Active Center Differential (ACD) Proportioning Valve circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty All Wheel Control (AWC) ECU

How do I fix code C161C?

Check the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector's pins.
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Cost of diagnosing the C161C code

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the C161C code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary by location, your vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

Possible Symptoms

  • Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light ON
  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)

C161C Description

The All Wheel Control (AWC) ECU controls the Active Center Differential (ACD) Proportioning Valve. The code is set when the current monitor value of the ACD proportioning valve solenoid is determined to be abnormal.
OBDII Code C161c - Active Center Differential Proportioning Valve System Malfunction - AutoCodes.com

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Information for specific makes

  • C161C MITSUBISHI Active Center Differential Proportioning Valve System Malfunction

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