Engine-Codes - Ford - P0597 1997 FORD F150

P0597 1997 FORD F150 Code - Thermostat Heater Control Circuit Failure

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|What are the Possible Causes of the P0597 1997 FORD F150 Code?

  • Failed Engine Cooling Thermostat
  • Engine Cooling Thermostat harness is open or shorted
  • Engine Cooling Thermostat circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Powertrain Control Module (PCM)

|How to Fix the P0597 1997 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.

|P0597 1997 FORD F150 code tech notes

If there are not coolant system leaks, replaced the thermostat to fix the problem.
The Comprehensive component monitor (CCM) monitors the THTRC circuit to the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) for high and low voltage. If during testing; voltage was to fall below a calibrated limit for a calibrated amount of time the test will fail and set the DTC and MIL.

|What is the cost to diagnose the P0597 1997 FORD F150 code?

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0597 1997 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 P0597 1997 FORD F150 code detected?

The P0597 is triggered when there is an open or short thermostat heather control circuit.

|What are P0597 1997 FORD F150 code possible symptoms?

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

|What Does the P0597 1997 FORD F150 Code Mean?

The Engine Control Module (ECM) controls the Pulse Width Modulated (PWM) thermostat. The engine coolant thermostat heater controls coolant flow and regulates the engine operating temperature. The ECM supplies 12 V to the thermostat. The ECM controls the engine coolant thermostat heater by grounding the control circuit with a solid state device called a driver. The driver is equipped with a feedback circuit that is pulled-up to a voltage. The ECM can determine if the control circuit is open, shorted to ground, or shorted to a voltage by monitoring the feedback voltage.

Thermostat Heater Control Circuit Failure

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