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P0230 BUICK Code - Fuel Pump Relay Control Circuit

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3
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|P0230 BUICK code possible causes

  • Faulty Fuel Pump Relay
  • Fuel Pump Relay harness is open or shorted
  • Fuel Pump Relay circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Powertrain Control Module (PCM)

|How do I fix the P0230 BUICK code?

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.

|Cost of diagnosing the P0230 BUICK code

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the P0230 BUICK code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair's diagnosis time and labor rates vary by location, vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repair shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

|When is the P0230 BUICK code detected?

The P0230 code will be set when the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) detects the fuel pump control circuit is shorted to ground.

|What are P0230 BUICK code possible symptoms?

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)

|P0230 BUICK code description

When you turn the ignition switch to the ON position, the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) activates the in-tank fuel pump. The fuel pump remains on as long as the PCM receives reference pulses from the electronic ignition system. If there are no reference pulses, the PCM turns the fuel pump off after about 2-3 seconds. The PCM controls the fuel pump relay by applying B+ to the control circuit via an internal switch called a driver. The primary function of the driver is to supply a voltage to the fuel pump relay. The driver has a fault line which the PCM monitors. When the PCM commands the fuel pump on, the voltage of the control circuit should be high (near battery voltage). When the PCM commands the control circuit to the fuel pump OFF, the voltage potential of the circuit should be low (near 0 volts). This DTC sets when the PCM detects the fuel pump control circuit is shorted to ground.
OBDII Code P0230 Buick - Fuel Pump Relay Control Circuit - AutoCodes.com

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