AutoCodes - Pontiac - P0356 PONTIAC

P0356 PONTIAC Code - Ignition Coil 6 Control Circuit

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 2/3
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|P0356 PONTIAC code possible causes

  • Faulty Ignition Coil 6
  • Ignition Coil 6 harness is open or shorted
  • Ignition Coil 6 circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Engine Control Module (ECM)

|How do I fix the P0356 PONTIAC 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 P0356 PONTIAC code

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the P0356 PONTIAC 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.

|What are P0356 PONTIAC code possible symptoms?

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
  • Lack/Loss of Power
  • Engine may be harder to start
  • Engine hesitation
  • Rough engine idle

|P0356 PONTIAC code description

The ignition system on this engine uses ignition coils with integrated power transistors. The Engine Control Module (ECM) controls the spark event for each cylinder through individual ignition coil control circuits. When the ECM commands the ignition control circuit On, electrical current flows through the primary winding of the ignition coil, creating a magnetic field. When a spark event is requested, the ECM commands the ignition control circuit Off, interrupting current flow through the primary winding. The collapsing magnetic field created by the primary winding induces a high voltage in the secondary winding, which is connected to the spark plugs. The Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) will be set when the control circuit commanded by the ECM state does not match the actual state.
OBDII Code P0356 Pontiac - Ignition Coil 6 Control Circuit -

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