The engine P0983 Code helps you to identify the problem and you can know about the location of the problem due to use of the meaning of the code. Do not apply wrong meaning of the code what is not correct for solving the car engine problem. The automobile dictionary meaning of the car engine code is p for Powertrain Code Problem is related engine, transmission and emissions systems. 0 for SAE – Generic. 9 for Fuel And Air Metering (Injector Circuit Malfunctions Only). 8 for Exhaust Gas Recirculation System Valve 1 and 3 for Transmission Control Module Reprogrammable Memory. A test drive is finally recommended.