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P1281 CHRYSLER - Engine Is Cold Too Long

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3   
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Possible causes

  • Engine coolant level too low
  • Faulty thermostat

Tech notes

Start by checking the coolant level, add coolant if level is too low. If the problem persists the thermostat may be faulty. Using the incorrect thermostat or coolant mixture could trigger the P1281 code.

Possible symptoms

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

P1281 Chrysler Description

Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) is monitored with engine running. The P1281 code will set if the engine coolant temperature does not reach 181 F (83 C) while driving for more than 3 minutes and less than one hour depending on the engine load and start up temperature.
OBDII Code P1281 Chrysler - Engine Is Cold Too Long -

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