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Ford Explorer DTC 214

Q. The check engine light has been coming on so I checked the error codes stored in the computer and received an error code #214 - Cylinder Identification (CID) Failure. I don't have any guesses where to start in determining what this means in english. Do you have any ideas? They would be much appreciated.

  • 1994 Ford Explorer
  • 4.0 liter push rod V-6
  • 122,000 miles

Thank You,

Ford Explorer DTC 214

A. Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) 214 indicates an error has been detected in the Cylinder Identification (CID) input signal. The error could be due to a hard fault or an intermittent condition.

Possible causes:

  • Open or shorted harness.
  • Damaged Camshaft Position (CMP) sensor.
  • Damaged Crankshaft Position (CKP) sensor.
  • Damaged Ignition Control Module (ICM).
  • Damaged Powertrain Control Module (PCM).

Before I go and replace the CMP, CKP or ICM, I would clear the code and see if it comes back. If it does, check for a loose or dirty connector at the CMP CKP and ICM. If they are clean and tight, and there is no damage to the wiring, have the codes pulled by an OBD-II scanner and get the P code. This will pinpoint the problem, CMP, CKP or ICM.

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