P0196 FORD - Engine Oil Temperature Sensor Circuit Range/Performance Fault
P0196 FORD Possible Causes
- Faulty Engine Oil Temperature sensor
- Engine Oil Temperature sensor harness is open or shorted
- Engine Oil Temperature sensor circuit poor electrical connection
First diagnose P0196 FORD 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 terminals.
Cost of diagnosing the P0196 FORD code
Labor: 1.0The cost of diagnosing the P0196 FORD code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary by location, your vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.
P0196 FORD Possible Symptoms
- Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
P0196 Ford DescriptionThe engine oil temperature sensor is used to detect the engine oil temperature. The sensor modifies a voltage signal from the Engine Control Module (ECM). The modified signal returns to the ECM as the engine oil 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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P0196 Ford Information for specific Ford models
- P0196 1997 FORD F150
- P0196 1998 FORD F150
- P0196 1999 FORD F150
- P0196 2000 FORD F150
- P0196 2001 FORD F150
- P0196 2002 FORD F150
- P0196 2003 FORD F150
- P0196 2006 FORD FUSION
- P0196 2007 FORD FUSION
- P0196 2008 FORD FUSION
- P0196 2009 FORD FUSION
- P0196 2010 FORD FUSION
- P0196 2011 FORD FUSION
- P0196 2012 FORD FUSION
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