Engine-Codes - Saturn - B1310 SATURN

B1310 SATURN Code - Ambient Air Temperature Sensor

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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|B1310 SATURN code possible causes

  • Faulty Ambient Air Temperature Sensor
  • Ambient Air Temperature Sensor harness is open or shorted
  • Ambient Air Temperature Sensor circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Instrument Panel Module (IPM)

|How is the B1310 SATURN code repair?

Start by checking 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.

|What is the cost to diagnose the B1310 SATURN code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the B1310 SATURN 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.

|What are B1310 SATURN code possible symptoms?

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

|What is B1310 SATURN code meaning?

The Instrument Panel Module (IPM) monitors the temperature sensors to maintain the comfort level inside of the vehicle. The temperature sensors are a 2 wire negative temperature co-efficient thermistor. The IPM applies 5 volts to internal input resistors that are connected to the signal circuits of the air temperature sensors. The IPM provides the ground to the air temperature sensors through the low reference circuit. The IPM monitors the voltage drop across the air temperature sensors and uses the inputs for automatic control calculations. When the air temperatures are cold, the resistance of the sensors are high and the voltage signals are high. When the air temperatures are hot, the resistance of the sensors are low and the voltage signals are low. The IPM converts the voltage values to count values where one volt is approximately equal to 51 counts.

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