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P0117 2007 SCION XB

P0117 2007 SCION XB - Engine Coolant Temperature Circuit Low Input

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 2/3  What does this mean?

Possible causes

  • Low engine coolant level
  • Faulty Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor
  • Faulty engine coolant thermostat
  • Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor harness is open or shorted
  • Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor circuit poor electrical connection
  • Tech notes

    Replacing the Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor usually fixes the problem.

    When is the code detected?

    An excessively low voltage from the sensor is sent to ECM.

    Possible symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
  • P0117 2007 Scion Xb Description

    The Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor is used to detect the engine coolant temperature. The sensor modifies a voltage signal from the Engine Control Module (ECM). The modified signal returns to the ECM as the engine coolant 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.
    OBDII Code P0117 2007 Scion Xb - Engine Coolant Temperature Circuit Low Input - Engine-Codes.com

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