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P0181 2003 FORD F150 Code - Engine Fuel Temperature Sensor 'A' Circuit Range/ Performance

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|What are the Possible Causes of the P0181 2003 FORD F150 Code?

  • Faulty Engine Fuel Temperature Sensor
  • Engine Fuel Temperature Sensor harness is open or shorted
  • Engine Fuel Temperature Sensor circuit poor electrical connection

|How to Fix the P0181 2003 FORD F150 Code?

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.

|P0181 2003 FORD F150 code tech notes

The comprehensive component monitor (CCM) monitors the EFT Temperature for acceptable operating temperature. If during testing voltage were to fall below or exceed a calibrated limit, a calibrated amount of time the test will fail.

|What is the cost to diagnose the P0181 2003 FORD F150 code?

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0181 2003 FORD F150 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 P0181 2003 FORD F150 code detected?

An excessively high or low voltage is sent to Powertrain Control Module (PCM) by the Engine Fuel Temperature (EFT) Sensor.

|What are P0181 2003 FORD F150 code possible symptoms?

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

|What Does the P0181 2003 FORD F150 Code Mean?

The comprehensive component monitor (CCM) monitors the Engine Fuel Temperature (EFT) Sensor circuit to the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) for low and high voltage. If voltage were to fall below or exceed a calibrated limit and amount of time during testing, the test will fail. Open or short in harness. Low ambient temperature operation.

Engine Fuel Temperature Sensor 'A' Circuit Range/ Performance

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