P0118 2006 TOYOTA PRIUS Code - Engine Coolant Temperature Circuit High Input
|P0118 2006 TOYOTA PRIUS code 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 electrical circuit poor connection
|How is the P0118 2006 TOYOTA PRIUS 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.
|P0118 2006 TOYOTA PRIUS code tech notes
If there are no coolant leaks, replace the thermostat first, if problem is still there check/replace coolant temperature sensor.
|What is the cost to diagnose the P0118 2006 TOYOTA PRIUS code
The cost to diagnose the P0118 2006 TOYOTA PRIUS 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.
|When is the P0118 2006 TOYOTA PRIUS code detected?
An excessively high voltage from the sensor is sent to ECM.
|What are P0118 2006 TOYOTA PRIUS code possible symptoms?
- Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
|What is P0118 2006 TOYOTA PRIUS code meaning?
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.