P1144 Code: Meaning, Causes, and Symptoms | OBD2 Codes

P1144 – Air Assist Control Valve Circuit Malfunction

 

P1144 Possible Symptoms

 

Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)

 

P1144 Possible Causes

 

Faulty Front Heated Oxygen Sensor Bank 1,Front Heated Oxygen Sensor Bank 1 harness is open or shorted,Front Heated Oxygen Sensor Bank 1 circuit poor electrical connection,Inappropriate fuel pressure,Faulty fuel injectors,Intake air leaks may be faulty,Exhaust gas leaks

 

P1144 Description

 

The Front Heated Oxygen Sensor (or O2 sensor 1) is placed into the exhaust manifold. It detects the amount of oxygen in the exhaust gas compared to the outside air. The heated oxygen sensor 1 has a closed-end tube made of ceramic zirconia. The zirconia generates voltage from approximately 1V in richer conditions to 0V in leaner conditions. The heated oxygen sensor 1 signal is sent to the Engine Control Module (ECM). The ECM adjusts the injection pulse duration to achieve the ideal air-fuel ratio. The ideal air-fuel ratio occurs near the radical change from 1V to 0V.