AutoCodes - OBDII Code List - P0196 FORD

P0196 FORD - Engine Oil Temperature Sensor Circuit Range/Performance Fault

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3    What is this?
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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

How do I fix code P0196 FORD?

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.
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Cost of diagnosing the P0196 FORD code

Labor: 1.0

The 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.

Possible Symptoms

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

P0196 FORD Description

The 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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