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P0117 2012 NISSAN SENTRA Code - Engine Coolant Temperature Circuit Low

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 2/3
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|P0117 2012 NISSAN SENTRA code possible causes

  • Low engine coolant level
  • Faulty Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor
  • Faulty engine coolant thermostat
  • Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor harness is open or shorted
  • Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor circuit poor electrical connection

|How do I fix the P0117 2012 NISSAN SENTRA code?

Check the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector's pins.

|P0117 2012 NISSAN SENTRA code tech notes

Check for coolant leaks first, if there are no leaks check to see if thermostat is opening and closing properly if its not replace thermostat if problem is still there coolant temperature sensor may need to be replaced.

|Cost of diagnosing the P0117 2012 NISSAN SENTRA code

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the P0117 2012 NISSAN SENTRA code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair's diagnosis time and labor rates vary by location, vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repair shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

|When is the P0117 2012 NISSAN SENTRA code detected?

An excessively low voltage from the sensor is sent to ECM.

|What are P0117 2012 NISSAN SENTRA code possible symptoms?

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)

|P0117 2012 NISSAN SENTRA code description

The Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor is used to detect the engine coolant temperature. The sensor modifies a voltage signal from the Engine Control Module (ECM). The modified signal returns to the ECM as the engine coolant temperature input. The sensor uses a thermistor which is sensitive to the change in temperature. The electrical resistance of the thermistor decreases as temperature increases.
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