Coode P0106

Tiny
CYNTHIAWA
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  • 2015 FORD ESCAPE
  • 1.6L
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 74,000 MILES
Had a code with message service engine now. Engine failure or something. Towed car home. Had air filter replaced and coolant filled and drives like nothing happened? Should I still worry?
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Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 AT 9:00 PM

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Tiny
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Good morning,

I attached some possibilities below for the failure.

You need to have it addressed. It will not go away until the issue is diagnosed, repairs made and clarification are confirmed.

The mass air flow sensor, connector and voltages all need to be checked.

Roy

P0106
Descriptor
Probable Causes
Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) Sensor Malfunction
Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) Sensor Responding Slowly
Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor Malfunction

Flow chart

DM: Manifold Pressure Sensors

DM: Introduction See: Computers and Control Systems > Diagnostic Trouble Code Tests and Associated Procedures > DM: Manifold Pressure Sensors - Introduction

DM1 CHECK FOR DTCS

Note:This pinpoint test is designed to diagnose multiple components in the same test steps, only measure the circuits that apply to the vehicle and the component being diagnosed.
Note:Diagnose circuit concerns before range or performance concerns.
Are DTCs P0106, P0107, P0108, P0109, P012B, P012C, P012D, P012E, P0236, P0237, P0238, or P025E present?
Yes

- GO to DM2
.

No

- For symptoms without DTCs, GO to DM2
.

- For all others, RETURN to Section 3 See: Computers and Control Systems > Diagnostic Trouble Code Tests and Associated Procedures > SECTION 3: Symptom Charts
, Symptom Charts for further direction.

DM2 MONITOR THE MAP PID

- Ignition ON, engine OFF.

- For the TCIPT sensor.

- Access the PCM and monitor the TURBO_INLET_V (VOLT) PID.

- For the TCBP or TCBP/CACT sensor,

- Access the PCM and monitor the TCBP_V (VOLT) PID.

- For all others,

- Access the PCM and monitor the MAP_V (VOLT) PID.
Is the voltage between 0.05 - 4.95 V?
Yes

- For DTCs P0106, P012B or P0236, GO to DM9
.

- For all others, GO to DM8
.

No

- GO to DM3
.

DM3 CHECK THE VOLTAGE BETWEEN THE VREF AND SIGRTN CIRCUITS
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Friday, May 3rd, 2019 AT 4:39 AM
Tiny
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But car been driving great with no issues now. Brother thinks cause we had a weird storm that evening. Warm then a downpour?
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Friday, May 3rd, 2019 AT 4:41 AM
Tiny
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But car been driving great with no issues now.
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Friday, May 3rd, 2019 AT 4:41 AM
Tiny
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Yes, I understand but the issue will return.

Better to be proactive and have it checked and not have it fail on the road and cost you time and more inconvenience.

Unfortunately, cars cannot fix themselves. The check engine light is a call for help.

Roy
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Friday, May 3rd, 2019 AT 4:44 AM
Tiny
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Can a dirty air filter and very low coolant/water cause a P0106?
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Friday, May 3rd, 2019 AT 6:27 AM
Tiny
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No, it cannot.

Roy
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Friday, May 3rd, 2019 AT 6:35 AM
Tiny
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  • 2015 FORD ESCAPE
  • 1.6L
  • 4WD
  • 74,000 MILES
Almost two weeks ago after a storm my car message service engine now came up and was stuttering at gas pedal. Towed home. Code P0160 came up. I noticed there was almost no coolant and air filter was dirty. Replaced both. Been driving great since. Should I worry? Could lack of coolant somehow be the problem or dirty air filter?
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Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 AT 4:51 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Good afternoon,

Can you verify the code number? There is no code 160.

Roy
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Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 AT 4:51 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hello,

I am not finding Direct Trouble Code (DTC) P0160 for your vehicle. Could you please double check the DTC and get back to us with what you find out?

Thanks,
Alex
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Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 AT 4:51 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Yes a code P0106 came up on my 2015 Ford Escape which I know is some sort of sensor 2. But after coolant and new air filter drives great.
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Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 AT 4:51 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Okay, we both do not find this code listed.

Where did you get this code? Did you use a reader or did someone tell you the code?

Roy
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Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 AT 4:51 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Oops, P0106.
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Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 AT 4:51 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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That makes a big difference.

Okay, if you have less than 50,000 on your car, this is all warranty. You have a 5 year 50,000 warranty on check engine lights.

The mass air flow sensor has a fault. I posted a flow chart, picture and the part for you to view.

Roy

Possible failures are

P0106
Descriptor
Probable Causes
Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) Sensor Malfunction
Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) Sensor Responding Slowly
Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor Malfunction

Flow chart for the failure.

DM: Manifold Pressure Sensors

DM: Introduction See: Computers and Control Systems > Diagnostic Trouble Code Tests and Associated Procedures > DM: Manifold Pressure Sensors - Introduction

DM1 CHECK FOR DTCS

Note:This pinpoint test is designed to diagnose multiple components in the same test steps, only measure the circuits that apply to the vehicle and the component being diagnosed.
Note:Diagnose circuit concerns before range or performance concerns.
Are DTCs P0106, P0107, P0108, P0109, P012B, P012C, P012D, P012E, P0236, P0237, P0238, or P025E present?
Yes

- GO to DM2
.

No

- For symptoms without DTCs, GO to DM2
.

- For all others, RETURN to Section 3 See: Computers and Control Systems > Diagnostic Trouble Code Tests and Associated Procedures > SECTION 3: Symptom Charts
, Symptom Charts for further direction.

DM2 MONITOR THE MAP PID

- Ignition ON, engine OFF.

- For the TCIPT sensor.

- Access the PCM and monitor the TURBO_INLET_V (VOLT) PID.

- For the TCBP or TCBP/CACT sensor,

- Access the PCM and monitor the TCBP_V (VOLT) PID.

- For all others,

- Access the PCM and monitor the MAP_V (VOLT) PID.
Is the voltage between 0.05 - 4.95 V?
Yes

- For DTCs P0106, P012B or P0236, GO to DM9
.

- For all others, GO to DM8
.

No

- GO to DM3
.

DM3 CHECK THE VOLTAGE BETWEEN THE VREF AND SIGRTN CIRCUITS

- Ignition OFF.

- For the MAP sensor,

- MAP Sensor connector disconnected.

- Measure the voltage between:

image

- For the MAP/CACT sensor,

- MAP/CACT Sensor connector disconnected.

- Measure the voltage between:

image

- For the MAP/IAT2 sensor,

- MAP/IAT2 Sensor connector disconnected.

- Measure the voltage between:

image

- For the MAPT sensor,

- MAPT Sensor connector disconnected.

- Measure the voltage between:

image
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Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 AT 4:51 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Thanks guys I appreciate it. Didn't know if I should worry as it has been driving great and has coolant and new air filter?
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Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 AT 4:51 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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The code indicates a fault. I would not ignore it at all.

Again, how many miles on the car?

Roy
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Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 AT 4:51 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Thanks guys I appreciate it. Didn't know if I should worry as its been driving great and has coolant and new air filter?
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Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 AT 4:51 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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75,000 but car runs great. The night code came up was a storm. Went from hot to downpour. Atmospheric? Could it be possible and there was almost no coolant?
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Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 AT 4:51 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Okay, no warranty.

No to the coolant. It will not cause the issue.

Water may have got in the sensor and caused the code. I would drive it and see if it comes back. If it does, it needs to be checked. If not, then you are good to go.

Roy
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Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 AT 4:51 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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That is what I thought. Has a new hood and it was a big storm. Should I try and keep water from getting in engine? I have been afraid to take it through a car wash.
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Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 AT 4:51 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Car washes are okay. I would not worried about that at all.

Roy
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