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P1281 JEEP - Engine Is Cold Too Long

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3    What is this?
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P1281 JEEP Possible Causes

  • Engine coolant level too low
  • Faulty thermostat

How do I fix code P1281 JEEP?

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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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.

Cost of diagnosing the P1281 JEEP code

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the P1281 JEEP 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)

P1281 JEEP 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 Jeep - Engine Is Cold Too Long -

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