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P0278 VOLKSWAGEN Code - Cylinder 6 Contribution Balance

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- Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3
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|P0278 VOLKSWAGEN code possible causes

  • Dirty Fuel Injector 6
  • Faulty Fuel Injector 6
  • Plugged Fuel Injector 6
  • Fuel injector 6 harness is open or shorted
  • Fuel injector 6 circuit poor electrical connection

|How do I fix code P0278 VOLKSWAGEN 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.

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|P0278 VOLKSWAGEN code tech notes

Clogged or partially clogged fuel injector can cause this code. Start by performing an injector flush before replacing the injector.

|Cost of diagnosing P0278 VOLKSWAGEN code

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the P0278 VOLKSWAGEN 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.

|What are P0278 VOLKSWAGEN code possible symptoms?

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
  • Engine Misfire
  • Engine Run Rough
  • Low MPG

|P0278 VOLKSWAGEN code description

Code P0278 is triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects that the acceleration rate of the crankshaft for Cylinder 6 was less than a calibrated amount. During normal conditions, the ECM turns the Fuel Injectors ON and OFF in the Fuel Injection System.

OBDII Code p0278 volkswagen - Cylinder 6 Contribution Balance -
P0278 VOLKSWAGEN Code - Cylinder 6 Contribution Balance

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