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P0281 VOLKSWAGEN

P0281 VOLKSWAGEN - Cylinder 7 Contribution Balance

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3   
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P0281 VOLKSWAGEN Possible Causes

  • Dirty Fuel Injector 7
  • Faulty Fuel Injector 7
  • Plugged Fuel Injector 7
  • Fuel injector 7 harness is open or shorted
  • Fuel injector 7 circuit poor electrical connection

First diagnose P0281 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 terminals.

P0281 VOLKSWAGEN 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 the P0281 VOLKSWAGEN code

    Labor: 1.0

    The cost of diagnosing the P0281 VOLKSWAGEN code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary widely across the country, and even within the same city. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

P0281 VOLKSWAGEN Possible Symptoms

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

P0281 Volkswagen Description

Code P0281 is triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects that the acceleration rate of the crankshaft for Cylinder 7 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 P0281 Volkswagen - Cylinder 7 Contribution Balance - AutoCodes.com

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