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  • DTC P2014 stands for “Intake Manifold Runner Position Sensor/Switch.”
  • This code is logged when the PCM detects a signal from the position sensor that is outside of the normal operating range.
  • Common triggers include a defective intake manifold control valve, a defective intake manifold position sensor, or a failed intake manifold runner control actuator.
  • The symptoms to watch for include an activated check engine light, reduced engine performance, and engine misfires.

Some vehicles are equipped with an intake manifold runner, which increases or decreases the amount of air entering the engine. When your engine’s intake manifold runner develops a problem, the P2014 code or other related trouble codes could trigger.

What Does the P2014 Code Mean?

Diagnostic trouble code (DTC) P2014 code stands for Intake Manifold Runner Position Sensor/Switch. The intake manifold flow control valve or intake manifold position sensor sends electrical signals about its current status to the powertrain control module (PCM). This code triggers when the PCM detects a signal from the position sensor that is outside of the normal operating range.

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The code P2014 means that the PCM detects a signal from the intake manifold runner position sensor that is outside of the normal operating range.

Note: The definition of the P2014 code can differ depending on the vehicle manufacturer. Consult the appropriate repair manual or repair database for the exact code definition.

What are the Common Causes of the P2014 Code?

The following issues commonly cause the P2014 code:

What are the Common Symptoms of the P2014 Code?

Here are the common symptoms of the P2014 code:

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Issues with any of the intake manifold components such as the valve, sensor, or runner control actuator can cause P2014 code.

How to Diagnose the P2014 Code

While the P2014 code’s definition indicates that the intake manifold runners are faulty, it is possible that it is not the source of the problem. To fix this DTC, you must first correctly identify the cause. You may need to visually inspect the affected components and wiring, which can be challenging if you are unfamiliar with its layout. It could also require the use of specialized tools and knowledge. If you are unfamiliar with DIY repairs, we recommend consulting a trusted mechanic to properly diagnose the problem.

How to Fix the P2014 Code

The repair process for OBD-II trouble codes can vary significantly between vehicle models. As a result, there isn’t a single fix-all solution for them. If you don’t have much experience troubleshooting DTCs, then we recommend leaving the task to a trusted professional.

If you think you have the knowledge and skills for the task, then the first step to fixing the code is to properly diagnose its cause. After identifying the cause of the P2014 code, you can start consulting online repair resources and guides for possible fixes. Chilton repair manuals can be useful, butan ALLDATA DIY subscription might be better, as it provides factory repair information for other people interested in DIY repairs.

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