P238E Code:

OBD-II Diagnostic Powertrain (P) Trouble Code

Possible Cause

The reason of P238E is system wiring, connectors, or other electrical components are also subject to failure. When this code is set, it is imperative that the transmission be checked prior to further vehicle operation.

Common Symptoms

  1. The CAN bus network is actually a complex conglomeration of wiring harnesses and connectors used as a pipeline of information shared between two or more automotive control modules
  2. Engine and transmission ground cables, straps, and wires are sometimes left dangling after repairs are performed
  3. A scanner (or code reader) and a digital volt/ohmmeter will be required to successfully diagnose this code. Virtually every vehicle (with an automatic transmission) produced since the mid-eighties is equipped with some type of computer controlled automatic transmission system
  4. There are several tools which will be instrumental in attempting to successfully diagnose the conditions which contribute to this code being stored

Similar Problems

Fuel And Air Metering (Injector Circuit Malfunctions Only)
TP Sensor Learn Not Complete
TFP Valve Position Switch-Drive Without Drive Ratio

P238E Troubleshooting

When you put your foot down on the brakes you expect your car to quietly slow down and come to a stop. The power your foot applies on the brake pedal is assisted by hydraulic pressure. Your foot's force engages a piston and caliper with brake pads attached (bonded abrasive and heat resistance metal or ceramic) to put pressure on the rotor. P238E OBD2 specifically refers to the camshaft (cam) timing. In this case, if the cam timing is over-retarded, the engine light will be illluminated and the code will be set.

How to turn off P238E check engine light ?

There are two ways to turn off the check engine light:

A repair technician can do so once repairs have been made.
The OBD II can automatically turn it off when it fails to detect the problem after several diagnostic cycles.

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