P0176 Ford

Ford P0176 OBD-II Trouble Code Definition:

P0176 Fuel Composition Sensor Circuit Malfunction

P0176 Ford OBD-II Trouble CodeDescription:

OBD Trouble Code P0176
Fuel Composition Sensor Circuit
What does the code mean? OBD-ii Code P0176 definition:
Fuel Composition Sensors are used to determine the amount of ethanol alcohol in the gasoline. Normally, a gasoline engine should not have more than 10% ethanol alcohol in the fuel for proper operation. Some vehicles have a flexi-fuel system on them that allow them to run on up to 85% ethanol alcohol in the fuel. The fuel composition sensor sends a frequency modulated signal to the engine controller which is proportional to the alcohol content of the fuel. The injector pulse width and the ignition timing are modified for the increased alcohol content. It takes almost twice the amount of alcohol compared to gasoline to produce the same power.
Symptoms Sumptoms of OBD code P0176
– Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
Causes Causes of the OBD-II code P0176
– Open or short in FF sensor VPWR circuit – Open in battery ground to FF sensor circuit – Open in FF sensor signal circuit – Short to ground in FF sensor signal circuit – Fuel contamination – Short to VPWR in FF sensor batte